Occupying nine acres in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Boulevard) has seen much since it opened in 1953. Awards shows, charity benefits, entertainment and motion picture industry events, infamous press conferences, political scandal, and, most recently, the death of Whitney Houston. One of the best voices ever was silenced in a suite at the Beverly this weekend. Ms. Houston will sing no more, and it's terrible.

Here's a brief look at the unseemly side of one of America's most famous hotels.