Bradbury, Roosevelt, my what tales you must tell!!!

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This post is the final in the Los Angeles/Long Beach series.  The above photo is the famous Bradbury Building.  It was built in 1893, and has been the focal point of many movies and fictional stories.  But wait, let’s take a look inside.  You won’t believe your eyes!

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Have you ever seen anything like it?  The Bradbury Building was used in the movie, “Blade Runner”.

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The building houses office of Internal Affairs of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Here’s another photo showing the other end of the building:

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Perhaps you are thinking this building couldn’t possibly get any more unique! Ah, look at this:

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This is the elevator! To use it, there is a ‘call button’ to press.  A on-duty guard literally has to crank a wheel-type device and up you go! How’s that for ‘old time travel’!

This building was one of the most unusual I have ever seen.  I kept thinking to myself, I love it, but I don’t get it.  I would then think, I think I like it, but I’m not sure.  Strange, really.

And finally in our LA/Long Beach Memoirs, here is the famous Roosevelt Hotel:

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This hotel was built in 1927, and hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929.

Here is a photo of a fountain in the main lobby:

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I do apologize for the darkness of these photos, but the hotel’s lighting is extremely dim.

Here is another picture of the main lobby, a bar, and if you note the wrought iron at the top, there is a walkway (which yes, we explored despite the fact we weren’t guests at the hotel):

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When we went to explore the upper areas of the lobby, lo and behold, a picture of Marilyn Monroe adorned the wall (sorry about the flash):

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Legend has it that the Roosevelt Hotel is haunted by Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, and Montgomery Clift.

And there you have it folks.  A little snapshot of our wonderful week in Long Beach/LA.

Next post we are back to the regular Chicago Files and here’s a tidbit:  Wrigley Field is 100 years young!  Please stop by again soon!

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