Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem

6.12.2019 Full Article Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room

You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge, located up a marble staircase and tucked behind a dramatic set of dark wood double doors on the second floor of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt. But once you find it, it’s the kind of place

The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art

5.21.2019 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Design, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — in waves, yes, but also side-to-side, back-and-forth, in all directions. It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple

4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours

4.16.2019 Full Article Architecture, Design, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

LA is synonymous with celebrities, which may explain why so many tours offered around town focus on the stars. Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous, hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or getting shuttled to the sites of notable Hollywood deaths (a bit too macabre for some), there’s no shortage

Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase

4.1.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

“I’ve literally spent my whole life with people calling me a [expletive],” Marcella Arguello says on her new comedy album, The Woke Bully. “And in the last year, I’m suddenly inspiring.” The recognition is deserved. Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays,

Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball

2.21.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Events, Film, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.

Inside LA’s Vista Theatre, an Icon of Movie History

2.1.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Film, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

There are two projectors upstairs at the Vista Theatre. They sit side by side, constant reminders of the single-screen movie house’s past and future: One, a full-fledged, operational 35mm projector, still in use for some of the theater’s throwback screenings, sits to the left; the other, a sharp, but plastic, unit, is set up to

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years

10.4.2018 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Music

There’s a lot in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which to be proud. As the organization celebrates its 100th birthday, there are highlights throughout the years: “The Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still, is said to have been the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra when he picked up

The story of the Hollywood “It” girl

1.10.2018 Full Article Hollywood, Interviews

The term “It Girl” has been part of the pop culture lexicon for over 100 years, bestowed upon any starlet with that extra bit of sparkle.

A stroll through Hollywood’s Golden Age

9.18.2017 Full Article Film, History, Hollywood

The road in Hollywood (and, by that, we mean Hollywood Boulevard itself, of course) is full of places to eat, drink, and celebrate some of what remains of the industry’s golden age.

The Last Tycoon’s Janie Bryant Talks Vintage Hollywood Costumes

8.4.2017 Full Article Film, Hollywood, Interviews

Janie Bryant, the costume designer for Amazon’s new series The Last Tycoon, sheds light on her inspirations for the show’s vintage Hollywood outfits.

When the stars come out at the Hollywood Bowl

7.5.2017 Full Article Entertainment, History, Hollywood, Music

Even in a city that prioritizes freeways over sidewalks, the stroll to the Hollywood Bowl is iconic, rite-of-summer.

When the Hollywood Roosevelt Hosted the First Oscars

1.17.2017 Full Article Film, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Oscars

The year is 1929 and the Hollywood Roosevelt is playing host to stars like Charlie Chaplin and Janet Gaynor for the first-ever Academy Awards.

The Hidden Stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame

12.12.2016 Full Article Film, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Travel

Unlike the old saying about getting to Carnegie Hall, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame takes more than just practice.

La La Land is impossible not to love

11.16.2016 Full Article Film, Hollywood, La La Land

Damien Chazelle’s ambitious original musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is a stunning piece of film canon.

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