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The Ambassador hotel, which is either slated for destruction or partial preservation, has long been unoccupied except for film shoots. Meanwhile, its grounds have made a wide wilderness home for a cat colony, which survives on the films' catering scraps and the kindness of strangers. These strangers have decided that no matter the hotel's fate, the 40 cats need to get out before the construction crews roll in, and have set up a website showcasing those ready for adoption. They've given them names of the famous who hung out there, like Frank Sinatra (pictured), king of a whole new ratpack.

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