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The Resource The Electric Hotel, Dominic Smith

The Electric Hotel, Dominic Smith

Label
The Electric Hotel
Title
The Electric Hotel
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey - America's first movie town - and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man's doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder. 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
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Dominic
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cinematographers
  • Film historians
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The Electric Hotel, Dominic Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin
  • Set in 16 pt. Plantin
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065907389
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369303530
Isbn Type
(paperback : large print)
Lccn
be2019029029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111800085
Label
The Electric Hotel, Dominic Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin
  • Set in 16 pt. Plantin
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065907389
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369303530
Isbn Type
(paperback : large print)
Lccn
be2019029029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111800085

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