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The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori"
Posted November 05, 2010 to photo album "The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori""
In setting Somewhere at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont, Sofia Coppola tapped into that hotel’s mythic past. We look at other hotels whose histories define them.
Slide 17: Hemingway at the Ritz
Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris.
In 1944, as the Nazis were being chased out of Paris, Ernest Hemingway reportedly liberated the Ritz, taking his rag-tag team of soldiers to the cellars to open up the bar. Years later, the hotel named their little bar after him. Hemingway wrote, “When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place at the Ritz Paris.” For others, the Ritz was the end of life. In 1997, Pamela Harriman, Bill Clinton’s sponsor and later Ambassador to France, died at age 76 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while swimming in the Ritz’s pool. Later that year, Princess Diana ate her last meal at the Ritz before she crashed and died.