I felt like I was sneaking around the hallways of the Chateau after midnight and peering through keyholes in history ... Lovingly researched and wonderfully dishy
An irresistible, deliciously dishy deep-dive ... told in prose so witty and alive, you feel you're sitting at the bar with Dominick Dunne. This is a book worthy of its glamorous, alluring subject
Hollywood and Beverly Hills were separated by two miles of unpaved road when the Chateau Marmont - modelled on a Loire Valley castle by its owner Fred Horowitz - was completed in 1929. Levy's witty, intimate account describes how the flowering of hotspots on the Sunset Strip beginning in the 1930s made the Marmont a show-business magnet
As elegant and naughty as the hotel's guests, The Castle on Sunset tells a secret history of American film, fame and decadence. It's a spellbinding read
I want to live inside this book!
A fabulously fizzy account
Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight, The Castle on Sunset is a must-read for anyone interested in the rich and racy history of Tinseltown. Shawn Levy's entertaining and deeply researched biography of a building chronicles experiences both glamorous and sordid, historical and contemporary. This is the definitive book about Hollywood's most storied hotel