The RFK Crime Scene


The Ambassador Hotel

               

               

The Ambassador Hotel was designed by architect Myron Hunt and built in 1921. It played a large role in the development paved roads in the Wilshire Boulevard area. The hotel's Cocoanut Grove nightclub was among the premiere nightclub locations for celebrities and politicians to visit. The Ambassador's guests included multiple US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and became the location of subsequent tragic events. During June of 1968, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy transpired within the hotel's pantry. The Ambassador went through a series of later owners and was ultimately demolished to build schools for the local area. Photographs include the hotel interior, Cocoanut Grove nightclub, and portions of the pantry crime scene. 



Credits


Credit to the Los Angeles Public Library Visual Collection, the University of California Huntington Library Photo Archive, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.