MGM stars (top) Mickey Rooney, Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable, Louis B. Mayer, William Powell, Robert Taylor, (bottom) Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore and Rosalind Russell at Barrymore's birthday celebration in 1939
Louis B. Mayer's home at 625 Palisades Beach Road, which features a gargoyle plinth that was a gift from William Randolph Hearst. Palisades Beach Rd, affectionately known just as Beach Road, was also moguls row and Marion Davies' massive mansion was just around the corner. 625 Beach Road would later be bought by Peter Lawford and his wife Patricia Kennedy
Built in 1927 with funding from Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Louis B. Mayer. Marilyn Monroe was a resident at the Hollywood Roosevelt for two years when her modeling career took off. Her first magazine shoot was taken on the diving board on the pool behind the hotel, which was recently removed. The first ever Academy Awards in its ballroom in 1929.
1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, HedyLamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne,Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney,William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins3rd Row: Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig,Donna Reed, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth…