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Privacy Please: Covering a SOMA Hotel to Keep Seniors Happy

8610214.28by Joe Eskenazi
SF Weekly
March 6, 2013

Readers of Kemble Scott’s 2007 bestseller SoMa may recall a female character being lured to the Argent Hotel and debauched, not knowing she was participating in a spectator event. That book’s author insists that this is not a mere literary creation: Around 2002, he says, people who enjoyed being watched would put on a show at the Argent (which is now the Westin). “This was a thing,” insists Scott James, the nom de real life of Kemble Scott. “This was the exhibitionists’ hotel of choice.”

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