The castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

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*LA Times Bestseller**An Amazon "Best History Books of 2019 So Far" Pick*"Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight." —Cheryl Strayed"A fabulously fizzy account." —Vanity Fair"I want to live inside this book!" —Taylor Jenkins ReidThe definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotelFor ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, once falling nearly to his death; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months.Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses an equally singular history. While a city, an industry, and a culture have changed around it, Chateau Marmont has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. It appeals to the rich and famous not just for its European ambiance but for its seclusion: Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye.Until now. With wit and insight, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, Levy's book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.
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"Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight." —Cheryl Strayed
"A fabulously fizzy account." —Vanity Fair
"I want to live inside this book!" —Taylor Jenkins Reid
The definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel

For ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, once falling nearly to his death; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months.
Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses an equally singular history. While a city, an industry, and a culture have changed around it, Chateau Marmont has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. It appeals to the rich and famous not just for its European ambiance but for its seclusion: Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye.
Until now. With wit and insight, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, Levy's book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.
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subject_facetCelebrities -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Chateau Marmont (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Biography
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
title_displayThe castle on Sunset : life, death, love, art, and scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
title_fullThe Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
The castle on Sunset : life, death, love, art, and scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont / Shawn Levy
title_shortThe castle on Sunset
title_subLife, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Celebrities
History
Motion picture actors and actresses
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Social life and customs