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The Resource Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach

Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach

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Eve's Hollywood
Title
Eve's Hollywood
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Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
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Language
eng
Summary
"Journalist, party girl, bookworm, muse, artist: by the time she'd hit thirty, Eve Babitz had been all of these things. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing Duchamp over a chessboard and as one of Ed Ruscha's Five 1965 Girlfriends, it turns out that Babitz was a writer with stories of her own. In Eve's Hollywood she gives us indelible snapshots of southern California's haute bohemians, of surpassingly lovely high school ingenues ("people with brains went to New York and people with faces came West") and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of burnt-out rock stars in the Chateau Marmont. In her deceptively conversational prose, we are brought along on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight: to a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a rollerskating hooker, through the Watts Towers, and shopping at Central Market. This "daughter of the wasteland" is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all, but a glowing landscape, swaying with fruit trees and bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and Santa Ana winds. By the end, there is little doubt that Babitz herself is proof there's more to Hollywood than meets the eye"--
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Babitz, Eve
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Single women
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
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Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 296 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590178904
Lccn
2015017144
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898228425
  • (OCoLC)ocn898228425
  • 737839
Label
Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 296 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590178904
Lccn
2015017144
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898228425
  • (OCoLC)ocn898228425
  • 737839

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