Just finished seeing "Don't bother to knock" with Marilyn Monroe. In old Hollywood movies, it seems de riguer, that the hotel room in a swanky hotel always has a radio where you can flip a switch and hear the goings on in the nightclub downstairs. Of course there usually is a band playing with a sultry singer. I wonder how common it really was to be able to eaves drop on the bar downstairs in hotels in the good olde days.
I have never been to a hotel that had this feature. It seems like such a nice touch. "There's nothing on tv, let's see if there's any action in the bar downstairs". And you could find out by turning on the radio.