Stars who lived high life in rented rooms
HOTEL guests who never checked out: Hotel Chelsea, New York: The long-term home of countless famous guests in the 1960s and 1970s, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. The Ritz, Paris: In the early 1930s, Coco Chanel moved into The Ritz, and stayed there for 30 years. She decorated her suite with a beige suede sofa and quilted cushions, making it her home.
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles: Actor Robert De Niro enjoyed his stay in the penthouse of this Hollywood Hills hotel so much that he extended it to two years.
Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles: Actress Marilyn Monroe lived at the Beverly Hills Hotel for two years. Bungalow Seven was her favourite, and is known as the “Norma Jean”.
Hotel Elysée, New York: Playwright Tennessee Williams, author of A Streetcar Named Desire, lived in Manhattan’s Hotel Elysée for 15 years.
Legend has it that hotel guests would complain to reception about the constant tapping of a typewriter, so staff would have to move them to other rooms.
Willliams died at the hotel in 1983, aged 71.
Actor Robert De Niro.