15 of Hotel Utah's most famous guests

Published: Tuesday, June 7 2011 3:04 p.m. MDT

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(August 15, 1879 – June 18, 1959)

American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors.

Barrymore had a reservation the week the hotel made its debut. She was the first "big dramatic star to visit the house," the Deseret Evening News reported.
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Rob
Logan, UT

This is great to see some of the famous people who came to the Hotel Utah. It is a beautiful building. Thank you for writing about this.
The first picture is of Louis Armstrong. I found a wonderful song he did with Danny Kaye. It is 'When the Saints Go Marching In". What real talent they both had. You can go to youtube to watch it. Just type in their names. You will be smiling afterwards. Hope you enjoy it.

RivertonCoug
Herriman, UT

While I enjoyed the photos, I would really have liked to have known when and why these celebrities were at the hotel. In addition, if you are going to mention that someone is a pulitzer prize winner in fiction, it would be well advised to include the name of the book.

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Magna, UT

Thanks for the referal for Louis Armstrong with Danny Kaye. That was amazing!

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

They left out me and my wife on our Honeymoon

Stan Roberts
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

This piece brought back some painful memories from my childhood. My father was a loyal subscriber to the "other" Salt Lake newspaper. Many times we came home to find him enraged over an article detailing that black entertainers in the 1950s were made to enter the hotel through the service entrance rather than the front door. A couple that I remember were Marion Anderson and Nat "king" Cole. Most simply avoided the indignity and booked into the Hotel Newhouse. I wonder if Louis Armstrong entered through the service entrance?

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