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A Touch from the Past

A podcast that is one part history and one part spooky.

Cohost Clark Canez and Jen Curcio explore the history and ghost stories inside a variety of buildings and often find that history is scarier than any haunting.

Sep 4, 2020

We went to the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA. It was the first time since March that we actually ventured out to explore and something was going down in this mortal realm. There were half a dozen cops and the biggest fire engine we have ever seen. Perhaps a ghost was born that day, but hopefully not.

Clark immediately snapped into improv mode and tried to slip in with the firefighters. Jen followed with a shocked grin on her face, behind her mask. Like a good establishment does during a pandemic, the Roosevelt was incredibly strict and did not let us in to “meet our friend who is a guest.” But mad props to Clark for keeping those improv skills sharp. 

The Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1927 and was the location of the first Academy Award ceremony, it also hosted many after-parties for movie premiers. The Spanish Colonial architecture and lavish interior decor exemplified the lure of Hollywood glitz and glamour. 

Some of the mortal guests included Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, and Matthew McConaughey. Two of those three people have died and are allegedly still guests of the hotel. Listen now to hear about how these glamour ghosts of the Golden Age haunt the hotel guests now. 

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A Touch from the Past podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Clark Canez and Jen Curcio.