On the stuccoed bay-windowed facade, you might notice patched bullet holes – mementos of Hunter S Thompson's 1960s tenancy, when parties degenerated into Hell's Angels orgies and shoot-outs. Thompson narrowly survived to write Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, founding Gonzo journalism with this motto: 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'