Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hollywood Confidential: Oh, My Gay Stars! the Next Best Thing to Celebrity-Spotting Is Hob-Nobbing around Their Old Haunts

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hollywood Confidential: Oh, My Gay Stars! the Next Best Thing to Celebrity-Spotting Is Hob-Nobbing around Their Old Haunts

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1 At tiny DeLongpre Park, two blocks south of Sunset Boulevard and three blocks east of Highland Avenue, two memorials are dedicated to Rudolph Valentino, Hollywood's first sex (and sexually ambiguous) symbol.

2 This beautiful two story red brick building at 7915 Hollywood Blvd. is where closet case Peter Lorre (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) lived and died.

3 Good golly, Miss Molly! Little Richard lived at the Hyatt Hotel at 8401 Sunset Blvd. through much of the '80s and '90s.

4 Villa Primavera, a 1923 Spanish courtyard style apartment complex at 1300 N. Harper Ave., was home to both James Dean and Katharine Hepburn. Marilyn Monroe lived across the street at L309 N. Harper Ave. from 1950 to 1951.

5 Tab Hunter, who finally came out in 2003, once lived in this building at 1221-1231 1/2 N. Sweetzer Ave. Other former residents: Randolph Scott and Cary Grant (who were roommates) and Marlene Dietrich.

6 On 6 March 7, 1988, Divine was found dead of a heart attack in room 261 at the Regency Plaza Suites Hotel at 7940 Hollywood Blvd. …

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