Chateau Marmont

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Chateau Marmont, a hotel in the Los Angeles area

When Rock Hudson met his first live-in lover Kenneth G Hodge in 1947, Ken was living in the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont, "a building owned by his aunt Bernadette..." according to Rock's biographer.

A few years later, in 1953/4 Shelley Winters mentions that director Nicholas "Nick" Ray has then a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont. He would later direct James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

In 1954 or 1955, James Dean hopped in through a window at the Chateau Marmont to audition with Natalie Wood for Rebel Without a Cause

When Montgomery Clift was almost killed in 1956, Elizabeth Taylor brought him to the Chateau Marmont, where she leased the penthouse as a place for him to recuperate.

John Belushi died of a drug overdose in one of the garden bungalows at the Chateau Marmont in 1982.

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