Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time sheâd hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruschaâs Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitzâs first book showed her to beÂ a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eveâs Hollywood is an album ofÂ vivid snapshots of Southern Californiaâs haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitzâs prose might appear careening, sheâs in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a roller-skating hooker, to the Watts Towers. This âdaughter of the wastelandâ is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all but a glowing landscape of swaying fruit trees and blooming bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and the Santa Ana windsâand every bit as seductive as she is.Â
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