Almost Famous (2000)
If Chateau Marmont has Hollywood history, then Andaz West Hollywood
has the rock n’ roll history. Academy Award-winning film Almost Famous
taped into this hotel’s rowdy past by shooting several scenes in it, including the famous moment where frontman Stillwater yells “I am a golden god!” Purportedly, this scene referred to Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, who is said to have hollered the same thing from the hotel's balcony.
Previously known as the Continental Hyatt House, the hotel’s proximity to clubs such as Whiskey Go Go made it a popular hotel for touring bands such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Who. Not surprisingly, the establishment gained a reputation for the wild parties thrown by these rock legends, garnering the nickname “Riot House”.
Today, patrons at Riot House Bar
can enjoy cocktails and California wines, although trashing the establishment Keith Richards-style is no longer permitted. Featuring Kate Hudson’s breakout role and listed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 100 films ever made, Almost Famous
is a West Hollywood delight that’s not to be missed.
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