Thursday, September 01, 2011

Phoenix: Benefit Party & Mixer @ the 'haunted' Hotel San Carlos

Dear TTA Listers,


Debbie does a great job of supporting the performing arts community in Phoenix and beyond.  If you're going to be in Phoenix around September 17, this mixer looks like fun and will support





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From: Debbie []
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:18 PM
Subject: Benefit Party & Mixer @ the 'haunted' Hotel San Carlos Benefit Party & Mixer at Phoenix's haunted, Hotel San Carlos!

You are cordially invited to the benefit party and mixer to help save, hosted by member/Actor, Michael Harrelson. Join Arizona filmmakers, actors, entertainers, artists, production crew and industry business folk for a night of fun, friends, films, and SPECTERS at the famous Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix. Everyone is welcome! Bring your business cards, resumes, headshots - and your cameras. See if you can capture a ghost on film! Event details, hotel history and documented paranormal activity info is all listed below and at: 

Its going to be a wild & spooky night. I hope to see you there ... if you dare!

Thank you so much! ~ Debbie Overbey, Founder/Owner of

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

The Hotel San Carlos was established in 1928, and is a proud member of The Historic Hotels of America and The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Well know because of their nightly hanuts and holiday Ghost Tour. The San Carlos is Phoenix's only historic boutique hotel and has been in continuous operation since 1928. Each of our 128 guest hotel rooms has been individually decorated, and the history of Phoenix Arizona awaits you at every turn. We invite you to stay with us and experience the courtesies of a gentler era.

Hollywood actors, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent much of their romantic time here in Arizona at the San Carlos. Gable often referred to Lombard as the "love of his life." Marilyn Monroe was a guest during her filming of Bus Stop. She wanted a room close to our pool on the third floor, so that she could slip out to the deck and sunbath with the least amount of attention. Other stars such as Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Gene Autry, and big band artists Kay Starr, Woody Herman and Harry James all spent time here over the years. Governors, senators, and countless other notables, also enjoyed the services of the San Carlos over the years.


The Haunted Hotel San Carlos

Many employees have said that they have seen ghosts at the hotel, the most commonly mentioned being that of Ms. Leone Jensen, dressed in a white evening gown. This caused the Travel Channel to dedicate part of their show World Travels to the hotel's permanent, although spectral guests. This feature on the hotel was premiered on Monday, January 19, 2004.

On May 7, 1928, The Arizona Republic reported the death of Leone Jensen. The article's headline read "Pretty blonde jumps from (the) San Carlos (hotel) early today". Based on what she wrote on her death note, it could be assumed that the 22 year old woman was physically abused by her boyfriend, a bellboy at the Westward Ho. Speculations have been made as to whether Jensen was pregnant and/or her boyfriend was having an affair with another hotel worker. Because of these theories, the way she died is also debated. While most evidence pointed to suicide, many have said that she could have been pushed off by her boyfriend or her boyfriend's other girlfriend.

Another ghost frequently mentioned by hotel employees is that of a little girl, possibly around six to nine years old, who is rumored to visit hotel rooms at night and sit crying. Ghost believers think she was probably one of the area children affected either by the school's closing or the flu epidemic.

On December 9, 2004, yet another death happened at this hotel, when an unidentified man jumped to his death from the hotel's roof.

For a Paranormal Investigator's synopsis of the famous "Hotel San Carlos", visit Ghost Hunting (dot) com at:

When: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Historic, Hotel San Carlos
202 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: 602-253-4121
Toll Free: 1-866-253-4121

Admission: $5 donation at the door (alcohol, food and drinks are available for purchase)

Spread the word, its going to be an awesome and memorable evening!!



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