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The castle on Sunset : life, death, love, art, and scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont / Shawn Levy.

Levy, Shawn, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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"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, [the author] 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." --Provided by publisher. 
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 647.9409794 .L668c 2019 (Text) 37814003256741 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 647.957 L668 (Text) 35178001756173 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/22/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library 647.94 LEVY (Text) 33330004461788 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/01/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543163
  • Physical Description: 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-349) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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, [the author] 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." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Chateau Marmont (Los Angeles, Calif.) > History.
Motion picture actors and actresses > California > Los Angeles > Biography.
Celebrities > California > Los Angeles > Biography.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > History > 20th century.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Biography.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Topic Heading: Oregon authors.

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