Directed by Edmund Goulding for MGM
"Going down the pub this arvo for a brew"
Greta Garbo and John Barrymore. American
The 12-storey Peace Hotel began life as the Cathay Hotel in the 1920s, its founder, Victor Sassoon, made his money out of arms and opium, so the hotel had a suitably decadent beginning. Noel Coward stayed here (of course - where in the Far East didn't he check-in?) and wrote Private Lives in room 314. Charlie Chaplin and George Bernard Shaw also stayed
Paris. Where the French allied with the US during its battle for independence from Britain.
Known for its Singapore Gin Sling. Famous authors, such as Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward, once propped up the Writers Bar and now have suites names after them.
Ho Chi Minh City. "You could believe it would be seven o'clock and cocktail time on the roof of the Majestic" wrote Greene's anti-hero Fowler in 'The Quiet American'
Director: Edmund Golding. Also starred Lewis Stone and Jean Hersholt.
Based on the 1986 book 'The Dream Monger'
Director: Terry George. Also starred Nick Nolte and Jean Reno.
Director: Ken Annakin. Also starred Roland Culver, Albert Lieven & Bill Owen.
1956 - inducted in 1995; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
IMDB:8.3/10. Director: Terry George. Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Stories Of The Street -- Leonard Cohen
Madrid headquarters of Soviet agents, from "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Shabby Los Angeles hotel in "The Sirens of Titan"
"Zorba the Greek"; English translation, 1952
Ordinary hotel manager summons courage to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees during the Rwandan Genocide.
1977, US 1 UK 20, song won Grammy Award for Best Arrangement for Voices
1956; for 8 weeks; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted in Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995
1977 - inducted in 2003; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
1974; enduring cult classic on his affair with Janis Joplin