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    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 strategic

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    45 Stars rounded up to 5Thank you to the publisher Doubleday Random House for providing an advance reader copy via EdelweissI was drawn to this book because of my passion for rock biographies I knew very little about the Chateau Mar

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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 piued my interest and I was not disappointed The book details how the Chateau was built in 1929 to replicate the Chateau d’Ambo

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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 Hollywoodcan we ever really get enough of the lives of the stars and the ways in which they came to stardom

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    Before reading this book the only details I knew about the Chateau Mormont were the seedy ones like the bungalow w

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    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

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    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 ca

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    This book is one of my favorite non fiction reads of the year Levy’s gossip filled tale of the Chateau Marmont and its storied life will entertain everyone who chooses to read it Originally opened as an apartment building but eventually converted to an exclusive hotel the Chateau has remained a fixture overlooking the Sunset Strip for nine decades While Hollywood and the entertainment industry have undergone

  9. says:

    The writing style was generally dry and uninspired but I really wanted to know the history of this landmark So after about 40 pages of the print version I switched to the audio book and it was definitely worth the listen

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    Review to come

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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 s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen The Castle PDFEPUByear old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair Jim M. 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 piued 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 short sad life of Jean Harlow the night leading up to John Belushi s death in a bungalow at the Marmont and the fateful decision of Sharon Tate who was 8 months pregnant to move out and rent a home so her baby s home wouldn t be in a hotel are among the many stories I won t soon forget I am as far from a fan of celebrity gossip as you can get but I could not put this book down and finished it in two days with my phone and laptop by my side to google the pictures and the stories Kudos to the author for compiling an incredible amount of research into such a fascinating narrative many thanks to Doubleday and Edelweiss for a copy of the book for review this was a buddy read with Marialyce one we both enjoyed and highly recommendFor our duo review of this and other books please visit

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The Castle on Sunset

Orrison 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 in charges in less than two monthsPerched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely Its singular appearance houses an eually 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. 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 elseAnd 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 advance electronic copy was provided by NetGalley author Shawn Levy and the publisherMy review on BookZone

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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 eyeUntil 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 hote. This book is one of my favorite non fiction reads of the year Levy s gossip filled tale of the Chateau Marmont and its storied life will entertain everyone who chooses to read it Originally opened as an apartment building but eventually converted to an exclusive hotel the Chateau has remained a fixture overlooking the Sunset Strip for nine decades While Hollywood and the entertainment industry have undergone numerous changes Chateau Marmont has remained a locale to which the rich and famous flock with the knowledge that most of what happens there will stay within the Chateau s walls From John Belushi s fatal overdose to Lindsey Lohan s removal from the property for failing to pay her bill the Chateau Marmont has seen than its fair share of scandal and Levy chronicles it all in a highly readable and entertaining fashion A fabulous read from start to finishListen to my podcast at for fun author interviews For book reviews check out my Instagram account