My old pal Susan Martin is an art PR legend. We’ve known each other for decades but now that she lives in New Mexico, we see each other rarely but keep in touch –how else?– on Facebook. The other day she posted the above pic of the Beverly Carlton Hotel with the above caption.
Her dad was architect Sam Reisbord, who died 30 years ago this week and one of his most notable projects was the Beverly Carlton. Marilyn Monroe lived there in the early 50s and was photographed there many times by photographers like Phil Burchman, André De Dienes & Phillipe Halsman, among others. Below are pics of the original hotel, Marilyn in her room and by the pool and The Avalon Hotel, where you can stay today. The pool area and lobby look much like the original hotel.