Today the much anticipated The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy book is now available to purchase on Amazon and we heard it is quite the read! The Chateau Marmont is a hotel located at 8221 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The hotel was designed by architect Arnold A. Weitzman and William Douglas Lee (and The Chateau Marmont Annex by architect W. Gayle Daniel) and completed in 1929. Apparently, it was modeled loosely after the Château d’Amboise, a royal retreat in France’s Loire Valley.
The hotel housed well-famed actors like John Belushi, Hollywood actresses like Lindsay Lohan and Rockstars like Jim Morrison. Infamous for its privacy some of us may never know what has all happened at the Chateau Marmont but The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont book by Shawn Levy may give us some insight.
Released today on Amazon The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont book is a story of Shawn Levy encounters while at the chateau. Please see the description of the book below.
“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.”
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont book is $28.95 for the hardcover and can be purchased here: At https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Sunset-Scandal-Hollywoods-Chateau/dp/0385543166/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2S6D0QBBDBMPVHRSTJDZ.
Source: Amazon, Shawn Levy