Hollywood offers a collection of many famous estates, private residences, apartment buildings, and hotels that hold a paranormal association. In this article, we will continue the exploration of popular haunted Hollywood sites by touching upon the Barrymore Estate, Pickfair, and some of the numerous establishments that served as the last place some of the most famous faces were last seen alive.
The Barrymore Estate
6 Beverly Grove
Beverly Hills is quite the popular place when it comes to haunted tales and spooky stories. One of the most interesting ghostly encounters has to include the numerous reports concerning the Barrymore family, who produced a long line of talented actors and actresses. During the late 1970s, witnesses reported to have come in contact with the ghosts of John, Lionel, and Ethyl, as they toured their former mansion located deep in the Hollywood hills. Some of the more recent tales involve a roaming specter that lost his life in a private cable car accident that took place on the property.
1143 Summit Drive
The aptly named Pickfair home once belonged to Mary Pickford, a well-known actress in the silent-film scene, who was also married to the actor named Douglas Fairbanks. After her death, numerous owners, including a few famous faces like Buddy Rogers, claim to have encountered her ghost. She has been described as wearing a white dress with ruffles and is often seen in the den located on the first floor.
When you’re looking for an intriguing place to stay while visiting Hollywood, you may seek out one of the hotels that harbored some of the rich and famous, as well as eerie happenings of their own. You never know when you will encounter the ghost of a famous lost soul. In Cabin 3 at the Chateau Marmont, comedian and actor John Belushi of Saturday Night Live fame succumbed to a drug overdose. Comedian, Divine decided to commit suicide at the Regency Plaza.
The sixth floor of the Shoreham Apartments is where Diane Linkletter (youngest daughter of Art Linkletter) decided to jump after a botched experience with LSD. At the Beverly Hills Hotel, a fatal heart attack took the life of Peter Finch (an actor who body of work spans between the 40s and 70s).
Additional ghosts to seek out when you are in the Hollywood vicinity includes the ghost of Rudolph Valentino, who is believed to still haunt his former mansion, known as Falcon Lair (1436 Bella Drive, Beverly Hills); the ghost of Jean Harlow, who may still claim the master bedroom of her former home (Westwood area of Los Angeles); and George Reeves, who is the original Superman believed to have committed suicide, but mystery still shrouds his death (1579 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills).