The entrance of the Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Ave. in Atlanta.
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The entrance of the Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Ave. in Atlanta.

Atlanta's Clermont Hotel closed a few years ago, but the nearly century-old building retains its status as a place where interesting and sometimes unseemly things happened. There are even a few ghost stories. A new short documentary called Hotel Clermont records the last six months of this iconic structure's life before it closed. We talk with the film's director Heather Hutson and Bill Clark, who was the hotel's last manager before it closed in 2009.
"The money I get here from Clermont. I don't get a lot. I get $8 an hour. Most of it goes ot child support. Now I'm in the fearful point again in my life, what happens if this place closes?" - Bill, a longtime resident interviewed in 'Hotel Clermont'