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October 25, 2013

The Story Behind Room 1502

By Jeff Klein | Travel, Hotel

Sunset Tower Hotel
Photo courtesy of Sunset Tower

We recently asked Sunset Tower owner Jeff Klein to tell all about one of the most legendary penthouse suites in L.A. —The Editors

Where to start? The official description is a panoramic luxury apartment with a large separate living area, one California-king-size bed and wraparound terraces offering sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles. But you want the sexy lowdown, no? Like the fact that Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra all lived here. In the 1970s, Diana Ross used it as her personal office, but Truman Capote described it best: “I am living in a very posh establishment, the Sunset Tower, which, or so the local gentry tell me, is where every scandal that ever happened happened.” We’re very discreet and never reveal names, but recently there was a chink in our armor when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie tried to sneak in for a quiet, sexy night away from the kids and chose to do so in the penthouse, or 1502. This wasn’t their first time escaping to the penthouse, but it was the first time they got caught. Unfortunately, someone noticed them and leaked it to the DailyMail.com—required breakfast reading for everyone in Hollywood. That’s the only reason I dare even to mention it.

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