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

Anolik, Lili2020
The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph 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 simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.
Anolik, Lili, author
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
London : Scribner, 2020.©2019
x, 277 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
First published: 2019.
9781471190247 (paperback)1471190242 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography913.54 BABAvailable
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