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Hollywood Studio Club






The Hollywood Studio Club was a dormitory style hotel for women, run by the YWCA between 1916 and 1975.


It provided a safe, chaperoned, budget conscious place to stay for young Hollywood hopefuls - and holy wow, the roster of Hollywood Hopefuls who lived at Studio Club over the years.


Around 10,000 women lived at the Hollywood Studio Club during its 59 years of operation - among them, Barbara Eden, Donna Reed, Rita Moreno, Maureen O’Sullivan, Kim Novak, and most famously, Marilyn Monroe.


The Hollywood Studio Club was designed by architect Julia Morgan, who also designed Hearst Castle. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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Southern California #97 - last visited September 2021

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