Stars who lived high life in rented rooms

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

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.

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