A History Of Movie Stars & Socialites
A Society Hot Spot
The hotel opened with a gala bash in 1957 and quickly became a society hot spot and remained the place to see and be seen two decades later according to a local historian. In 1959, the Flamingo became renowned by Hollywood as the place to stay north of the Bay. Movie stars like Jayne Mansﬁeld were often found sunning themselves by the pool. In modern times, production crews from such ﬁlms as “Mumford” and “Bandits” have used the Flamingo as headquarters.
The Flamingo has been a privately owned, family-run business for thirty years. In 1996, the City of Santa Rosa declared the hotel a historic landmark.