“Eve Babitz is a little like Madame de Sevigne, that inveterate letter-writer of Louis XIV’s time, transposed to the Chateau Marmont in the late 20th-Century–lunching, chatting, dressing, loving and crying in Hollywood, that latter-day Versailles.” –Mollie Gregory, L.A. Times
This is an incredible review for an iconic book about Hollywood that is being re-released – the incredible life story of Eve Babitz!
Time To Meet The Beatles’ “Best Girl In America”!
More on this racy photo in a moment. There are a number of great stories about Eve Babitz in magazines right now, all due to the re-release of her candid memoir from the 70’s, “Eve’s Hollywood!”
Here is how New York Magazine describes her:
“Bubbly, Busty And Brainy!”
Derek Taylor, the Beatles’ L.A.-based press agent, introduced Eve Babitz to the Fab Four as “the best girl in America.”
In the swinging 60’s and 70’s of Hollywood’s music scene, Eve Babitz was described as “bubbly, busty, and brainy!” She was the child of bohemian parents, and was raised on high culture and schooled on rock and roll!
And now there is a great biography about Eve’s life1 See it here:
She called the Troubadour club and the Chateau Marmot on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip her home, and she was intimately involved with Jim Morrison – plus, she was a great artist, creating album covers for rock bands, like this one for Buffalo Springfield.
Babitz achieved the most notoriety in the 60’s, however, for this scandalous photo!
In 1963, at the age of 20, she played chess with Marcel Duchamp — naked — at the Pasadena Art Museum, an occasion that was immortalized by the photographer Julian Wasser…
New York magazine tells her incredible story and excerpts a few choice bits from her memoir…
You can read the entire terrific article at NY magazine here:
For the entire candid inside story of her life, there’s nothing better than reading it in her own words…
Eve’s memoir is a fascinating look at Hollywood in the 70’s…here is one of her beautifully written lines from the book:
“But when I hear that liar’s chocolate voice I am, each time, thrown into a confusion of the night he came in alone from the stars.”
As Amazon describes it, Eve’s memoir is “an album of vivid snapshots of Southern California’s haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont.”
Eve’s candid memoir is a tale of sex and excess on Sunset Strip, at the height of the era of free love and rock ‘n’ roll…
Check out this terrific memoir, and if you need more Rock ‘n’ Roll rebellion, look no further than here – the legendary non-fiction book on music groupies in the 60’s, “I’m With The Band!”
Pamela Des Barres bares all in this candid look at the life of a groupie…Des Barres has written several great memoirs of her time hanging out in Hollywood with Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and more!
Read all about Pamela’s fascinating tale of Sunset Strip excess here:
There are a number of great books that capture the wild times of Sunset Boulevard in the 60’s and 70’s…and perhaps there is none more scandalous that this one:
“Hammer Of The Gods!”
The stories about debauchery and bacchanalia related to Led Zeppelin are legendary, and are all captured in this book! Read all about them by clicking on my story here:
The convergence of music and the sexual revolution took place in Hollywood all throughout the sixties, and sex symbols like Mamie Van Doren routinely hung out with the biggest musical Artists in the world…
Read all about Mamie Van Doren’s fascinating story of Hollywood by clicking on my story here:
Know that these times were also a cautionary tale – as too much partying in Hollywood also had tragic consequences:
Click here to read the story of a great young Actress, Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith, who acted in a number of films in the 70’s, and who got caught up in the downside of fame:
Fascinating stories of a legendary time in Hollywood…
And don’t forget to check out Eve’s memoir!
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