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

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

Label
Eve's Hollywood
Title
Eve's Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babitz, Eve
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A244
LC item number
E84 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 296 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590178904
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn898228425
  • (OCoLC)898228425
Label
Eve's Hollywood, Eve Babitz ; introduction by Holly Brubach
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 296 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590178904
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn898228425
  • (OCoLC)898228425

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