The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shortly after completion in 1927

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shortly after completion in 1927In a town where the prevailing creed toward architecture seems to be “It’s 20 minutes old? Tear it down! Build something new!”, it’s nice to find a photo of a building that has remained unchanged since it opened. This is the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard shortly after completion in 1927. To my mind, part of the Roosevelt’s legacy is that it was financed by a group that included Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman, names that mean little to the Built Something New crowd, but loom large in the minds of anybody likely to be reading this.

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3 Responses to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shortly after completion in 1927

  1. A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING WISH THEY WOULD RESTORE THE FRONT LIKE IT IS IN THE 1928 PHOTO….FANTASTIC VIBE…..CHEERS DENIEL.

  2. Hi – I agree with you. Hope you stay cool. Much love my friend, Lou.

  3. Jean Hunter says:

    Just breathtaking and so old Hollywood! Love it!

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean