The Castle on Sunset

The Castle on Sunset A definitive history of Hollywood s most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel For nearly ninety years, Hollywood s brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home An apartment house turned hotel, it has hosted 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 prowess, 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, his book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel. Download The Castle on Sunset By Shawn Levy – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Castle on Sunset
  • Shawn Levy
  • 09 November 2017

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  1. says:

    The Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy is a 2019 Doubleday publication An absolutely fascinating and absorbing piece of history Everyone understands, even through its many incarnations, that Sunset Strip is an iconic part of Los Angeles Although the Chateau Marmont has been strategically located on the infamous strip since 1929, it has somehow managed to fly under the radar, making it the perfect choice for anyone seeking premium The Castle on Sunset Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy is a 2019 Doubleday publication An absolutely fascinating and absorbing piece of history Everyone understands, even through its many incarnations, that Sunset Strip is an iconic part of Los Angeles Although the Chateau Marmont has been strategically located on the infamous strip since 1929, it has somehow managed to fly under the radar, making it the perfect choice for anyone seeking premium privacy which of course attracted Hollywood types from actors to producer...

  2. says:

    4.5 Stars rounded up to 5.Thank you to the publisher Doubleday Random House for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.I was drawn to this book because of my passion for rock biographies I knew very little about the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd in California, other than a vague notion that some rock stars stayed there One of its biggest claims to fame is the fact that original SNL comedian John Belushi OD d there It was an if these walls could talk situation I was hoping for, a 4.5 Stars rounded up to 5.Thank you to the publisher Doubleday Random House for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.I was drawn to this book because of my passion for rock biographies I knew very little about the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd in California, other than a vague notion that some rock stars stayed there One of its biggest claims to fame is the fact that original SNL comedian John Belushi OD d there It was an if these walls could talk situation I was hoping for, and I wasn t disappointed In fact, I learnt fardetails than I particularly wanted to know I was a tad bored in the beginning because of the build up to the meat and potatoesthe dish on rock and movie royalty celebrities There was a great deal of...

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    Before reading this book, the only details I knew about the Chateau Mormont were the seedy ones like the bungalow where John Belushi OD d, Lindsay Lohan racking up 50,000 in unpaid charges, and other tales of addiction, embezzlement, and scandal.I m glad I read this book There is so muchto the 90 year history of Chateau Mormont than scandals Shawn Levy tells the story of the Mormont from it s construction as upscale apartments in 1929, the conversion to a hotel in 1939, and its operatio Before reading this book, the only details I knew about the Chateau Mormont were the seedy ones like the bungalow where John Belushi OD d, Lindsay Lohan racking up 50,000 in unpaid charges, and other tales of addiction, embezzlement, and scandal.I m glad I read this book There is so muchto the 90 year history of Chateau Mormont than scandals Shawn Levy tells the story of the Mormont from it s construction as upscale apartments in 1929, the conversion to a hotel in 1939, and its operations, owners, and history clear up to the present day I had to read this book in small sections There is a lot of information and references I read a chapter at a time and looked up many of the Ho...

  4. says:

    This book is a history of the Chateau Marmont from its inception way back before the roads were even paved that it sits on It s loosely modeled after the Chateau d Amboise, a royal retreat in France s Loire Valley Its name comes from the small street that runs along the front, with the main street on the side being Sunset Blvd It started out as an upscale apartment building when it first opened in 1929 It was soon found to be difficult to fill the regular apartments, let alone the luxury pen This book is a history of the Chateau Marmont from its inception way back before the roads were even paved that it sits on It s loosely modeled after the Chateau d Amboise, a royal retreat in France s Loire Valley Its name comes from the small street that runs along the front, with the main street on the side being Sunset Blvd It started out as an upscale apartment building when it first opened in 1929 It was soon found to be difficult to fill the regular apartments, let alone the luxury penthouses with balconies, a total of 63 altogether Opening a couple of years before the Depression happened didn t help matters either The original investors gave it a couple of years, then regrouped and said ok, if things don t improve in a year, it s time to sell and try something else.And that is what happened, it was sold, and turned into a hotel by the new owner It did ok under his ownership, but it was during the next owner that...

  5. says:

    The thing about being a kid in Los Angeles during the fifties is that, in spite of the smog, it seemed in many ways a fantasyland There were gigantic doughnuts, a restaurant shaped like a hat, and then there were what I thought of as castles one of these was the stately LDS Temple, up on its hillside overlooking my neighborhood some five miles south On rare days when the smog blew out, I could see it from the cliffs above the bean fields now the Hughes Center where I rode my bike The othe The thing about being a kid in Los Angeles during the fifties is that, in spite of the smog, it seemed in many ways a fantasyland There were gigantic doughnuts, a restaurant shaped like a hat, and then there were what I thought of as castles one of these was the stately LDS Temple, up on its hillside overlooking my neighborhood some five miles south On rare days when the smog blew out, I could see it from the cliffs above the bean fields now the Hughes Center where I rode my bike The other was the Chateau Marmont, which I glimpsed a few times as we traveled along Sunset, then sawas a teen in the sixties, and finally, passed pretty much every day when I lived in Hollywood during the seventies I never ventured indoors too bad I learned from this book I might have even been able to rent there in the seventies it was certainly cheaper than our crowded apt building, with gangsters to the north of us, and call girls to the south.Anyway, when I saw this title on NetGalley, I grabbed...

  6. says:

    An enjoyable romp of a read regarding one of the great hotels in Los Angeles Shawn Levy is a good historian and has good taste in his subject matter A lot of these stories in this book I have heard before, but then again, I used to work at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip, and therefore one comes across the citizens of this beautiful hotel A good read for a tourist and this is not meant to be a put down, but in actuality, an important book to have in the local interest section of the bookstore An enjoyable romp of a read regarding one of the great hotels in Los Angeles Shawn Levy is a good historian and has good taste in his subject matter A lot of these stories in this book I have heard before, but then again, ...

  7. says:

    A fun 3.5 rating of a book.

  8. says:

    A dishy yet understated history of the famous infamous Chateau Marmont, a landmark hotel overlooking the Sunset Strip Levy takes the history from bare ground covered in scrub and onions through the building s beginning as an apartment building, an out of the way hideaway for Hollywood elite needing out of the spotlight, the run down cheap chic of the 1970s and 80s, and its reinvention as the playground of the glitzy entertainment industry A list Lots of endnotes and citations I would have A dishy yet understated history of the famous infamous Chateau Marmont, a landmark hotel overlooking the Sunset Strip Levy takes the history from bare ground covered in scrub and onions through the building s beginning as an apartment building, an out of the way hideaway for Hollywood elite needing out of the spotlight, the run down cheap chic of the 1970s and 80s, and its reinvention as the playg...

  9. says:

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free e ARC via Netgalley.When you are in an old building, do you ever imagine what might have happened there over the decades or centuries If you live in an old house, do you think about the generations who sat by that same fireplace in the winter or lived, loved and died in the bedrooms I love to think about those things, though I don t think in a morbid way Naturally, some old buildings have attracted ahigh profile class of resident, and those s Thanks to the publisher for providing a free e ARC via Netgalley.When you are in an old building, do you ever imagine what might have happened there over the decades or centuries If you live in an old house, do you think about the generations who sat by that same fireplace in the winter or lived, loved and died in the bedrooms I love to think about those things, though I don t think in a morbid way Naturally, some old buildings have attracted ahigh profile class of resident, and those sometimes get books written about them I call histories like this if these walls could talk books history told through a particular place.Even though I ve spent very little time in Los Angeles, I d heard of the Chateau Marmont before th...

  10. says:

    You cannot tell the story of Chateau Marmont without telling the story of Hollywood and highlighting the parade of stars who have called it home.Built as a vision, really as a fantasy, it was originally designed as apartments The owner, forced to sell because of the crash in 1929, never saw his dream come to fruition The Chateau, like the neighborhood it s located in, has seen many transitions It s gone from cheap housing to its present status of grand dame Along the way, It s provided shelt You cannot tell the story of Chateau Marmont without telling the story of Hollywood and highlighting the parade of stars who have called it home.Built as a vision, really as a fantasy, it was originally designed as apartments The owner, forced to sell because of the crash in 1929, never saw his dream come to fruition The Chateau, like the neighborhood it s located in, has seen many transitions It s gone from cheap housing to its present status of grand dame Along the way, It s provided shelter for aspiring actors and comfort for those who have alre...

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