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120,384. ‘I just bumped from my hotel to work and to parties, and from parties to my hotel and back to work like a numb trolleybus. I guess I should have been excited the way most of the other girls were, but I couldn’t get myself to react.’ (Poetry & Literature & Book & Work & Party & Hotel) Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar, BBC 2018
76,382. [Joyce Grenfell as receptionist]: No, both the bathrooms are on the second floor landing. Yes, you’ll see them on your way up. And when you want to take a bath would you be so kind to sign a little book you’ll find just inside the bathroom door? Oh I’m so sorry but hot water is provided only in the afternoons between half-past-two and six. Yes, hot water is provided in the afternoons between half-past-two and six. Well the rules simply says that hot water is provided ... I’m very sorry. I did not make the rules ... No-one ever complained before. Genevieve 1953 starring John Gregson & Dinah Sheridan & Kenneth More & Kay Kendall & Geoffrey Kenn & Reginald Beckwith & Arthur Wontner & Joyce Grenfell & Leslie Mitchell & Michael Balfour & Stanley Escane & Charles Lamb et al, director Henry Cornelius
[Old woman entering lobby]: Are they Americans? ibid.
1,067. On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say ...
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here. (Hotel & Life’s Like That & California) The Eagles, Hotel California
65,903. Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, ‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast.
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
‘Relax,’ said the night man,
'We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave. (California & Life’s Like That & Hotel) ibid.
19,494. A mastermind targets one of New York’s most famous landmarks. With surgical precision he and his crew take control of the Pierre Hotel for an entire night. And steal millions belonging to society’s elite. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) Masterminds: The Pierre Hotel Heist
19,495. Within ten minutes Comfort and Nalo have taken all nineteen employees hostage. Now they face their greatest challenge: take over hotel operations and keep everything running smoothly. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) ibid.
19,496. In a single box he finds $800,000 in cash. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) ibid.
19,497. Back at their hideout Bobby divides up the cash and keeps the gems to be fenced. He has pulled off his greatest heist – over $10,000,000 in cash and jewels. His only problem will be his right-hand man ... Bobby Comfort has pulled off the hotel heist of the century. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) ibid.
19,498. Naylor has gambling debts with the Mob. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) ibid.
19,499. The would-be buyer is an FBI associate. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) ibid.
19,500. If Heaven had a hotel it would be the Pierre. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Hotel) Ira Berkow, The Man Who Robbed the Pierre
21,018. The hotel business is about strangers. (GBH Films & Hotel & Stranger) Dirty Pretty Things 2002 starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Audrey Tautou & Sergi Lopez & Sophie Okonedo & Benedict Wong & Damon Younger & Paul Bhattacharjee & Darrell D'Silva et al, director Stephen Frears, Juan to Okwe
21,325. What is the most that this hotel could possible cost? (GBH Films & Hotel & Las Vegas) Bugsy 1991 starring Warren Beatty & Harvey Keitel & Ben Kingsley & Annette Bening & Elliott Gould & Joe Mantegna & Bebe Neuwirth & Bill Graham & Lewis van Bergen & Wendy Phillips & Richard C Sarafian et al, director Barry Levinson, Meyer Lansky to Bugsy
21,645. Three shillings a night, sixpence a bath: money in advance. (GBH Films & Hotel) Hell Drivers 1959 starring Herbert Lom & Patrick McGoohan & Stanley Baker & Peggy Cummins & William Hartnell & Sidney James & Wilfrid Lawson & Jill Ireland & Alfie Bass & Gordon Jackson & David McCallum & Sean Connery & Vera Day et al, director Cy Endfield, landlady to Tom
21,854. Mrs Wilberforce, I understand you have rooms to let. (GBH Films & Hotel) The Ladykillers 1955 starring Alec Guinness & Peter Sellers & Cecil Parker & Herbert Lom & Danny Green & Jack Warner & Frankie Howerd & Katie Johnson et al, director Alexander Mackendrick, Professor Marcus
23,015. Bates Motel Vacancy. (Murder Films & Hotel & Horror) Psycho 1960 starring Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins & Vera Miles & John Gavin & Martin Balsam & John McIntire & Simon Oakland & Frank Albertson & Pat Hitchcock & Vaughn Taylor et al, director Alfred Hitchcock, sign
23,016. Twelve rooms, twelve vacancies. (Murder Films & Hotel & Horror) ibid. Perkins
23,503. Don’t go back to your hotel room, senor. They’ll be watching you. (Spy Films & Hotel) Goldfinger 1964 starring Sean Connery & Honor Blackman & Gert Frobe & Shirley Eaton & Tania Mallet & Harold Sakata & Bernard Lee & Cec Linder et al, director Guy Hamilton, bloke at bar to Bond
23,512. I’m sure we can look after your special needs. (Spy Films & Hotel) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969 starring George Lazenby & Telly Savalas & Diana Rigg & Gabriele Ferzetti & Bernard Lee & Ilse Steppat & Angela Scoular & Louis Maxwell & Catherine Schell & George Baker & Desmond Llewelyn et al, director Peter Hunt, hotel bloke
46,956. Hotel For Men Only Transients Welcome. (Blues & Hotel) The Blues Brothers 1980 starring John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd & Steve Cropper & Donald Duck Dunn & Murphy Dunne & Willie Hall & Matt Murphy & Carrie Fisher & Ray Charles & John Candy & Aretha Franklin & Twiggy & James Brown & Henry Gibson et al, director John Landis
46,957. Plymouth Hotel. For Men Only. (Blues & Hotel) ibid. street sign
76,378. The Angelo Love Hotel – one of 37,000 love hotels in Japan: ‘Please choose a room from the menu panel.’ Love Hotel: Storyville, BBC 2015, caption
76,379. ‘Japanese people are in need of escaping reality.’ ibid. manager
76,380. Today 2.8 million Japanese people visit Love Hotels daily. ibid. caption
76,378. Jesus Christ walks into a hotel, hands the desk clerk three nails and asks: ‘Can you put me up for the night?’ Author unknown
76,380. It is because we put up with bad things that hotel-keepers continue to give them to us. Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm
a hotel bedroom, open window,
sibilant tyres on rain-washed asphalt streets
whispering a repetitious finish, finish
You stroke your love comprehensively,
who purrs contentment, clings to your neck and
sobs. (Hotel & Midnight) Peter Reading, Midnight 1994
76,383. Transients Hotel Kimberley. Midnight Cowboy 1969 starring John Voight & Dustin Hoffman & Sylvia Miles & John McGiver & Brenda Vaccaro & Barnard Hughes & Ruth White & Jennifer Salt & Gilman Rankin & Georgann Johnson & Anthony Holland & Bob Balaban et al, director John Schlesinger
76,384. Rusk Hotel. Star Trek 8/29: Miri, Kirk
76,385. O The City Hotel. The Matrix 1999 starring Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne & Carrie-Anne Moss & Hugo Weaving & Joe Pantoliano & Gloria Foster & Marcus Chong & Julian Arahanga & Matt Doran & Belinda McClory & Anthony Ray Parker & David Aston et al, directors Wachowski brothers