The elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco is the setting for a string of distinct plots, usually romantic, often involving famous guest stars for an episode or two. Victoria Cabot runs the hotel for absent owner Laura Trent (Bette Davis, seen only in the opening episode), until Cabot dies halfway through the series, when manager Peter McDermott takes over and makes Christine the new manager.
Series Fun Facts
- Henry Mancini's theme for this TV series was a slight reworking of the main theme he wrote for Silver Streak.
- Bette Davis starred as Mrs. Laura Trent, owner of San Francisco's St. Gregory Hotel. She fell ill and was hospitalized early into the show's first season. Anne Baxter (Davis' nemesis Eve…
[show]Bette Davis starred as Mrs. Laura Trent, owner of San Francisco's St. Gregory Hotel. She fell ill and was hospitalized early into the show's first season. Anne Baxter (Davis' nemesis Eve Harrington in All About Eve) took over the hotel as Victoria Cabot, Mrs. Trent's sister-in-law. After Davis recovered, the show's producers asked her to resume her role but she wasn't happy with the scripts she was sent so she turned them down. (Source: Bette Davis' autobiography 'This'n That.')
- Shari Belafonte was cast as Julie Gillette by Aaron Spelling after the role written for her on Charlie's Angels went to Tanya Roberts.