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The Resource Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A., Lili Anolik

Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A., Lili Anolik

Label
Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A.
Title
Hollywood's Eve
Title remainder
Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A.
Statement of responsibility
Lili Anolik
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA. The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph, cheesecake with a Dadaist twist, made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few. Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered--as a writer--by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential--as the essential--LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire in the 90s turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Anolik's elegant and provocative new book is equal parts biography and detective story. It is also on dangerously intimate terms with its subject: artist, writer, muse, and one-woman zeitgeist, Eve Babitz."--
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Biography type
individual biography
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anolik, Lili
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A244
LC item number
Z54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Babitz, Eve
  • Women authors, American
  • Artists
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A., Lili Anolik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080312753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781501125799
Lccn
2018035881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080312753
Label
Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A., Lili Anolik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080312753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781501125799
Lccn
2018035881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080312753

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