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The Castle on Sunset Ebook The Castle On Sunset By Shawn Levy Easyfaroairporttransfers.co.uk 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.

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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 privacy which of course attracted Hollywood types from actors to producers , and later on, rock stars, who flocked to the storied hotel, where they engaged in all manner of lurid and scandalous activities.The hotel has gone through many re inventions over the years, rising and falling, with several owners, each with a plan or agenda for the hotel It has mostly been a no frills place, devoid of many of the pricey amenities offered by other famous hotels in L.A.Yet, it has been an oasis for many stars because they could live there for long periods and no matter what they got up to, no one ever heard a peep about it It was a refuge for many deeply closeted gay actors in the fifties and sixties and was also the choice location for actors and actresses going through marital woes, separations or divorces, or who were between marriages, and where they met up with their secret paramours The architecture is unique, and unusual, also provi...


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    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 far details 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 background information on the persons who built, expanded upon, and refurbished this legendary edifice It was originally meant to be an apartment building, and it was the brainchild of a Los Angeles lawyer named Fred Horowitz He had seen a Gothic castle while traveling in France, and hoped to recreate that ...


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    We ve all heard of Sunset Strip But how much do you know about the Chateau Marmont, the iconic hotel overlooking the strip I knew very little but the subtitle of Love, Art, and Scandal piqued my interest and I was not disappointed.The book details how the Chateau was built in 1929 to replicate the Chateau d Amboise, a royal retreat in France s Loire Valley The hotel somehow survived through the Depression and the ups and downs of the economy, and because of the unparalleled privacy provided to its guests, it became the home and playground of the most famous Hollywood personalities The history these walls contain boggles the mind From the 1930 s to the present, the list of celebrities and the scandalous stories that took place at Chateau Marmont are titillating and addictively readable From the glamorous Golden Days of Hollywood my favorite to the present, the book is filled with juicy details of the stars of film, music, and other celebrities There are far too many personalities to list here, but even a partial list reads like a Who s Who Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Perkins, James Dean, Paul Newman, Robert DeNiro, Jim Morrison, Led Zeppelin, and many, many The sh...


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    If you are at all curious about the lives of the rich, the famous, the stars, and the denizens of Hollywood past and present, Jan and I suggest you take a walk down the lane to the Chateau Marmount, courtesy of the book The Castle on Sunset Hollywood.can we ever really get enough of the lives of the stars and the ways in which they came to stardom, fame, and fortune We find them alluring, their stories, their climb up the ladder of success, fraught with some failures, along the way, with some losing the battle to win what others seems to always aspire to.This was a fascinating book, that kept me riveted to its content The names of the past stars were there along with their stories, sometimes tragic in their telling, oftentimes scandalous, as they all embarked on a career that would make them famous The stars of today also make their way to the Chateau and so many of the names we come to know have made their stay at the Chateau memorable and often scandalous think Lindsay Lohan, John Belushi and yet the Chateau really is the star of the story for it houses many of the secrets, many of the goings on, many of the intimate details of the eras of Hollywood Imagine the stories these walls could tell The stories of hidden assignations, of drugs, of alcohol, of sex, of homosexuality, of the stars bein...


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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 much to 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 Hollywood stars, films, and events Levy mentions So much history The book is a nonfiction history of the famous hotel, not an in depth look at scandals or Hollywood gossip I like the fact that the book doesn t dwell on famous scandals, but gives the complete history of the famous hotel from it s glamorous years to falling into disrepair to its refurbishment in recent years.Interesting read Shawn Levy has written several other books on Hollywood including biographies of Paul Newman, The Rat Pack, Robert D...


  6. 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 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 it really flourished He had an eye for the long haul, and added the bungalows, a pool, made it what it was really known for The book shares stories of some who were part of the Marmont s history in all different types of ways All of them interesting It was also interesting hearing about another place across the street that was really wild, The Garden of Allah A good read for anyone interested in old Hollywood history stories, Schwab s drugstore, all of the different night spots to party at It s filled with it The adva...


  7. 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 other was the Chateau Marmont, which I glimpsed a few times as we traveled along Sunset, then saw as 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 it And I m glad I did Shawn Levy has done a bang up job delving into not only the history of the building, but the immediate area of Sunset Blvd around it, all familiar to me Of course there s also plen...


  8. 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 aga...


  9. says:

    A fun 3.5 rating of a book.


  10. 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...

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