There’s no Hollywood history without the Hollywood Roosevelt. In its early years, the hotel played host to countless icons: Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, among others. It’s served as inspiration for filmmakers and creatives who have set their films within this storybook backdrop. In 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the hotel’s historical Blossom Ballroom. In 1988, famed British painter David Hockney completed a mural on the bottom of the Tropicana Pool. Both the hotel and the pool have been designated Historic-Cultural Monuments by the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission.