Culver Hotel is a historical landmark situated in downtown Culver City, California. It was built on the site of Culver City's first movie theater on September 4, 1924.
Originally named Hotel Hunt, the six-story building contained the offices of Harry Culver, the founder of Culver City. It was designed by Los Angeles architect Claud Beelman.
The Culver Hotel has appeared in countless films and television programs throughout its history, including Little Rascals, the Laurel and Hardy series, The Wonder Years, Party of Five, 7th Heaven, Last Action Hero, and Stuart Little 2.
The pie-slice-shaped hotel has housed many stars as part-time residents, including Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Red Skelton, Buster Keaton, Dorothy Dandridge, Douglas Fairbanks, Frank Sinatra, and Ronald Reagan.
The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and is one of more than ten Claud Beelman buildings included in the National Register.
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