Behind the Door: The Truths and untold Stories of the Cecil Hotel
The reputation of the Cecil Hotel had preceded itself long before Amy Price’s arrival. The Cecil Hotel was known as a skid row stay, where cops were frequently called, to little or no avail. Price was a Michigan transplant with a flair for interior design. A pair of friends had taken on the Cecil as a project and sought to transform one of the rooms into a semi-luxurious hotel room.
The Cecil was split between temporary guests and long-term residents, the tourist and the transient. Price would go from interior decoration to the day-to-day management of the building. Her decade-plus employment at the site would never be boring. However, the disappearance of Elisa Lam in 2013 would bring the Cecil Hotel back into infamy and would thrust Price into a spotlight she never expected, courtesy of Netflix.
Behind the Door is a sincere and downright entertaining look at a notorious location with a litany of revealing stories about its tenants and its one-time overseer. Author Amy Price is straightforward in detailing the peaks and valleys in her life along with the location she attended to with care and concern. Price’s story and tales are noteworthy from beginning to end.
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