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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
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
Summary
A French pioneer of silent films who has lived for half a century in a Hollywood hotel is forced to reckon with the reappearance of the lost movie masterpiece that left him bankrupt
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781514
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Dominic
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Cinematographers
  • Film historians
  • Fort Lee (N.J.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The electric hotel, Dominic Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065131029
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781760528621
Lccn
be2019020647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1080649506
Label
The electric hotel, Dominic Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065131029
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781760528621
Lccn
be2019020647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1080649506

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