A fabulously fizzy account
I want to live inside this book!
A fascinating exposé of wild nights and celebrity scandals at Hollywood's iconic hotel
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
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
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
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
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