“As the hotel turns 100 this month, it remains at the center of Hollywood’s concept of itself, an idealized self-image in pink.” Here’s some hotel’s amazing guests.
In an undated photo, actress Marlene Dietrich has a smoke inside the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in May.
Circa 1940: Rita Hayworth poses poolside on a bicycle
Marilyn Monroe strikes a literary pose.
The entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel. The date is unknown, but a glimpse of the cars suggests it may be the late 1950s.
Circa 1951: Elizabeth Taylor and husband Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr. at a charity event for blind children.
Gina Lollobrigida sits by the pool with a soda during a stay in May 1959.
Faye Dunaway takes breakfast by the pool with the day’s newspapers March 29, 1977. She seems less than elated with her success at the previous night’s Academy Awards ceremony, where she won the 1976 Oscar for actress in a leading role for “Network.”