The iconic pink and green Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100 today.
|originally the hotel was white|
|many weddings have taken place here at the BH Hotel, including my best friend, Lisa's|
|1948: The hotel is painted pink, dubbed the "Pink Palace," |
as part of a redesign during the 1940s by architect Paul Williams
|the famous banana leaf wallpaper is just as iconic as the hotel itself.|
|the red carpet is rolled out all year|
|poolside circa 1950's|
|the exterior of the hotel was featured on the album cover art |
of the Eagles' 1976 LP "Hotel California".
|Svend Petersen, the pool manager at the hotel for 42 years, had notably opened up the pool after|
hours for The Beatles and taught Faye Dunaway to swim a freestyle crawl for Mommie Dearest.
Faye is pictured here, the morning after she won an Oscar for the film Network in 1976.
|one of my favorites, Rita Hayworth posing during the 1940's|
|Dean Martin and his posse photographed at a wedding (his perhaps)|
|the sand and pool club opened in 1938|
|the umbrellas are so cute|
|Harold Lloyd on the lush hotel grounds|
|the drive leading to the hotel is breathtaking|
|another one of my favorite, Carol Burnett|
|an Easter egg hunt|
|Cesar Romero and Carole Lombard|
|1942: The El Jardin restaurant is renamed the |
Polo Lounge, in honor of polo players.
(Marlena Dietrich at the Polo Lounge)
|1957: Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall's film "Designing Woman" is shot at hotel's pool, Cabana Club.|
|Peck and Bacall poolside during a break in filming|
|1959: Marilyn Monroe relaxing and on a break,|
while filming "Let's make love"