In the mid '50s, I spent several weeks on the set of Royal Wedding. Several times I was introduced to Grace Kelly on the set. Enchanted by her, as was every man. All of this came back to me yesterday at the Hotel Bel-Air.
If Robert Evans, the infamous Hollywood producer, were to have opined on the Sultan of Brunei's renovation of the Hotel Bel Air, I imagine that his first demand would be that "the swans stay in the picture."
The formerly somewhat dreary hotel, nestled into the woods of rustic Bel Air, has been brightened, refurbished and rebuilt to maintain its oh, so romantic atmosphere while accommodating guests in this wired age.