I tried to conjure up what it would have been like to be in the presence of the 1940s and 1950s movie icon, the voluptuous, raven-haired actress who was often portrayed as a rival to Marilyn Monroe's blonde bombshell.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.
Searching for a cheap and clean place to sleep in New York can be a panic-inducing experience. This is especially true around the holidays, when rooms at many big-name hotels go for $300 and up a night.