Built in 1927 by Universal Pictures, the Bagdad is Hawthorne's geographic, aesthetic, and cultural centerpiece ('Good Will Hunting' director Gus Van Sant screened his latest film here). The expansive, Mediterranean design, relatively unchanged since its creation, feels surreal, like something from an Indiana Jones movie. The sights, combined with the accommodations – seats and couches with tables for food and drink – make for an unforgettable book reading or concert experience.
Credit: Leah Nash
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