Marilyn’s ‘Haunted Hollywood’ Parade

Marilyn is featured on the cover of Haunted Hollywood, a Halloween special edition from US magazine Parade. Presumably the oft-told tale of her haunting the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard will be mentioned. Contrary to rumour, she was never a permanent resident. However, Marilyn did pose for photos by the pool in 1952. Today, guests can check into the Marilyn Monroe Suite – but watch out for her ghost in the mirror!

UPDATE: You can now order Haunted Hollywood through UK website Newsstand.

Marilyn at the Roosevelt Hotel, 1952

Dine With Marilyn at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

NBC Los Angeles reports on the Marilyn-inspired treats on the menu at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Although Marilyn never lived there, she posed for this photo by the pool in 1952.

“Yes, the home of the first Academy Awards has seen hundreds of other thespians over the decades, both as residents and as party or dinner guests, but Ms. Monroe far and away is the most famous. Guests today can stay in the Marilyn Monroe Suite — it’s a spacious 750 feet and overlooks the Tropicana Pool — and now they can dine on treats inspired by the silver-screen starlet.

Public Kitchen & Bar is the place, and the treats? There’s a trio. Order the miniature Strawberry Blonde Cupcakes and discuss The Seven Year Itch as you eat them (the white frosting is meant to mimic the subway grate scene). The Marilyn Suite cocktail is made with strawberry vodka and some other fruit-sweet touches, and Neapolitan Meatballs serve as a savory reminder of the dish Joe DiMaggio taught Ms. Monroe to make.

The last dish is available during Public’s weekday happy hour.”