Wednesday, February 16, 2005

the ambassador hotel

ambassador hotel

the ambassador hotel, built in 1921. the home of the legendary cocoanut grove nightclub, and in its prime, the home away from home for celebrities, royalty, and presidents. it is where the oscar first debuted at the third academy awards held in the hotel in 1930, and where robert kennedy was gunned down in 1968. ishidoro.com has a list of movies filmed at the ambassador.

although the hotel had been closed since 1989, it has only been recently scheduled for demolition in the near future. you can read about it on franklin avenue and the latest in the effort to save the main building via los angeles conservancy.

4 comments:

JMom said...

Hi Santos! Didn't know you were still posting here, I just happened to drop by :-)

I hate they are going to demolish the Ambassador, it has so much history. I even got to have one of our high school homecoming dances here. Ah, the memories...

Santos said...

hi jmom! i just update when i find a photo from los angeles in my archives. i think that the building with the cocoanut grove will definitely stay, but they are trying to save the whole building. what memories you must have! i was only there once in the eighties, just before they closed down.

Anonymous said...

Hi Santos! I am the owner of ishidoro.com with the listing of movies filmed at the Ambassador. thanks for linking to my site. I have really enjoyed your blog and will come back again!

Santos said...

hi ishidoro owner! thanks for stopping by; i should be going back to los angeles in the next few months, so there will be more blog entries then.