Recommendation by Lemi
Before becoming a senior community, Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments (formerly The Knickerbocker Hotel) was one of the oldest accommodations in Hollywood. Packed with history, the ex-hotel has seen its fair share of unfortunate histories, making it a hotspot for spiritual activity. In Halloween of 1936, magician Harry Houdini’s widow tried to contact him via a seance at the rooftop. In 1948, “The Birth of A Nation” (1915) director D.W. Griffith dropped dead in the hotel lobby. In 1962, costume designer Irene Gibbons (who create Ginger Rogers’ gowns for “Shall We Dance,” 1937) jumped to her death from a bathroom window, after confiding to actress Doris Day ("Love Me or Leave Me," 1955) that she was in love with actor Gary Cooper ("High Noon," 1952) who died a year before. Before you take out your ghost hunting gear, know that you’re probably prohibited from entering the premises unless you have a relative checked-in. Still, drop by the building, and feel your arm hair raising in alarm at the haunted vibe that continues to lurk within.
1714 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA
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