The electric hotel / Dominic Smith.
By: Smith, Dominic [author.]Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2019Description: 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760528621; 1760528625Subject(s): Cinematographers -- Fiction | Film historians -- Fiction | Motion pictures -- Fiction | Motion picture industry -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Fort Lee (N.J.) -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: A823.4
First published in 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumiere brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film-history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel--the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose--the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude's memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him, Sabine Montrose.
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