If These Walls Could Speak…

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Welcome to the Sunset Marquis Hotel and The Morrison Hotel Gallery that go hand in hand to making West Hollywood home away from home to our Founder Wendy Iles.  If these walls could speak, they would definitely have a story to tell.

This famous landing spot in West Hollywood is visited by musicians and artists the world over.  There are walls and walls of hair inspiration for Iles Formula Founder Wendy.  She settles into the Hotel Sunset Marquis for 3 months at this period of the year.  During this time, she is contracted with Germany’s Next Top Model to watch over the locks of Heidi Klum for her show.

Not only does she return to her favorite room every year, but to the gallery with it’s iconic portraits oozing from every wall of every corridor of the legendary complex. There is a recording studio in the basement.  It has had legends pass through such as The Stones, Bowie, Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, the list is absolutely endless. Only If These Walls Could Speak!

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In addition to the hotel itself, one of Wendy’s favorites aspects of the hotel, are the iconic hair images that serve as a major dose of inspiration for our founder.  These images are all available for purchase and range between $600-$5,000 depending on size.  Click the link HERE to learn more about these prints.  Wouldn’t they make for a great holiday gift?  Let us show you some of her favorites.

if-these-walls-could-speakMick Jagger © TERRY O’NEILL

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Joan Jett, Sunset Marquis, LA, 1976
© BOB GRUEN1976
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Johnny Cash, Los Angeles, 1960
© LEIGH WIENER1960
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Train toAberdeen 1973
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Robert Plant, NYC, 1974© BOB GRUEN
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Debbie Harry 1978
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Each visit to this spectacular location, leaves Wendy with a nostalgic feeling of inspiration. The hairstyles of some of these music icons will forever make a fashion statement.  Every year, she looks forward to strolling through the gallery to see what new images have made their way onto the walls.

The art is curated by co-owner Timothy White.  He is one of the most renowned celebrity photographers in the world.  You can find his work perfectly situated throughout the hotel.

In addition to all of the inspiring art, how about the recording studio in the lower level of the hotel?  Some of the industry’s most elite professionals have worked here according to the hotel, and why wouldn’t they?  Besides the incredible recording work space, they also get to experience the amenities of the hotel.  Such as room service, and massage and spa services.  Not a bad way to take a break in between a recording session.

If you have had the opportunity to visit this incredible property, then you are familiar with what we are speaking about.  If you are looking for a very cool, and creative place to slip away to in Hollywood, then this is it.

Our founder Wendy makes this her home away from home and loves every opportunity she gets to spend time in this creative space.

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