The placid surface of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s pool has reflected a number of famous faces over the expanse of time. Sunbathing on the diving board, a young Marilyn Monroe once smiled for the camera in a commercial which captured her innocence for posterity before her plunge into the shark-filled waters of Tinseltown.
Rumor states that her ethereal image lingers on in a mirror hanging in the hotel lobby– leaving the pool for the paparazzi magnets of today to enjoy.
Remodeled since the days of the silver screen icon, the latest luminaries to bask in the glow of their romance as they soaked up the sun at the landmark hotel are Gossip Girl stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr. According to People magazine, the small screen lovebirds stayed after dark by the palm-laden pool.
Prime time heartthrob Westwick also embarked on an epicurean adventure while in the City of Angels. The actor was spotted mulling over the menu at Bossa Nova Restaurant in West Hollywood (seen in the following photos,) where the CW star could watch the world go by as he enjoyed an al fresco lunch of burgers and fries with friends.