Hollywood Secrets: 'American Horror Story' uncovers shocking secret about Hotel Alexandria

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With its glamorous beginnings and troubled past, Hotel Alexandria is the ultimate Hollywood secret.

The hotel, located on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, was beloved by stars in the 1920s. Major names like Charlie Chaplin, Gladys Brockwell and Mary Pickford could be seen hanging out at Hotel Alexandria on any given day.

Today, it has served as the backdrop for several movies and TV shows, like "American Horror Story." In fact, Season 5 of "AHS" revealed a startling secret about the hotel -- an entire wing that was sealed off in 1938.

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An ornate gargoyle peers over 5th Street on the Alexandria Hotel downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. The city is considering a 50 million subsidy to developers who want to renovate the Alexandia Hotel, the biggest residential hotel in downtown, in an effort to keep the units as affordable housing amid the explosion of high�end condos downtown. The 512�unit Alexandria was once one of the city's grandest hotels with its 60�foot�high lobby of Italian and Egyptian marble and extravagant gold leaf ceilings. But it dazzling architecture and location in the heart of the new loft district had made it a prime target for conversion. In recent months, loft developers had been sniffing around. The plan comes amid a desperate effort by the to keep the units available for low income residents. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A Spring Street view of the Alexandria Hotel downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. The city is considering a 50 million subsidy to developers who want to renovate the Alexandia Hotel, the biggest residential hotel in downtown, in an effort to keep the units as affordable housing amid the explosion of high�end condos downtown. The 512�unit Alexandria was once one of the city's grandest hotels with its 60�foot�high lobby of Italian and Egyptian marble and extravagant gold leaf ceilings. But it dazzling architecture and location in the heart of the new loft district had made it a prime target for conversion. In recent months, loft developers had been sniffing around. The plan comes amid a desperate effort by the to keep the units available for low income residents. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Palm Court ballroom at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets which was Hollywoods home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the �illion�dollar carpet.�For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as �ast resort�housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. Its for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesnt survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotels next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Exterior of the Alexandria Hotel in downtown L.A. for a Sunday Calendar story. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The Valentino suite at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets which was Hollywoods home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the �illion�dollar carpet.�For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as �ast resort�housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. Its for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesnt survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotels next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Ornate ceiling and walls in the mezzanine at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets which was Hollywoods home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the �illion�dollar carpet.�For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as �ast resort�housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. Its for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesnt survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotels next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Digital Image taken on Friday, 04/22/2005, Los Angeles, CA The Valentino suite at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets was Hollywood's home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the 'million�dollar carpet.' For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as 'last resort' housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. It's for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesn't survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotel's next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Entry lobby at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets which was Hollywoods home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the �illion�dollar carpet.�For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as �ast resort�housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. Its for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesnt survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotels next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Ornate stairwell at the Alexandria Hotel at Fifth and Spring streets was Hollywoods home where dozens of studios maintained offices, where Charlie Chaplin and friends formed United Artists, where the lobby bustled with so many deal�makers that a Persian rug there was deemed the �million�dollar carpet.� For the last 30 years, the 500�room Alexandria has served as �last resort� housing for the elderly and disabled, and some say, as an outpost for the drug trade that dominates this stretch of Fifth Street. change is all around the Alexandria. Its for sale for the first time since 1979 and a 0 million offer from downtown developer Richard Meruelo is now in escrow. Even if this deal doesnt survive, neighborhood residents, city officials, tenant activists and developers say the time is ripe for the hotels next phase. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Back in the 1930s, prominent businessman William Chick had a fully integrated wing onto the hotel (he ran a livery stable next to the hotel). After a rent dispute, the hotel's owner had Chick's wing barricaded with a brick wall.

There was just one problem -- Chick had never built stairs or an elevator to the guest rooms in his wing, meaning you can only exit and enter the wing through the hotel. Since then, the wing and its secrets have been closed off to everyone.

In the "American Horror Story" episode titled "Flicker," the horrors of the wing were recreated -- with a twist!

Rudolph Valentino, who was considered the Brad Pitt of his time and a Hotel Alexandria regular, and his wife are shown to be trapped in inside Chick's wing forever. Talk about creepy!

And if there were ghosts lurking in the wing, we wouldn't be surprised. Historian Craig Owens revealed that he had an eerie encounter of his own while taking photographs in the Rudolph Valentino suite.

"A bathroom door that had been wedged open suddenly slammed shut all by itself," said Owens.

While he can't confirm that it was a ghost, he did say that there was no cross-breeze present.

Check out the video above for more on Hotel Alexandria's haunted history, including its ties to the White House!

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