Across the street from Paramount Studios on Van Ness stands and amazing edifice. Alexander, Ruler of the World is an apartment complex owned by Greek immigrant George Panousis, who started giving the building its gaudy makeover in the 90s.
According to Weird Hollywood, it is rumored that Rudolph Valentino once kept a love shack there, as did Divine. Of course, that’s not what makes this complex tawdry. It’s not even the insane fuscha spirals. It’s the fact that there are 60 apartments and no parking. Now, that’s madness!