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Ginger Rogers plays a movie star staying at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in "Week-end at the Waldorf" (1945), which is a remake of "Grand Hotel." The original took place in an unnamed hotel in an unspecified city in Europe. But the Waldorf, along with the Plaza, are probably the most recognizable hotels in the world, in a city with the greatest number of recognizable buildings - such as the Chrysler Building (and the Chanin Building) in the background here. (Both the background and the hotel were fabricated in a Hollywood studio). Is their fame the reason why so many movies take place in these hotels, and in this city? Or are these buildings so famous because they appeared in the movies?

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