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Eve's Hollywood

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Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she'd hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha's Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz's first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve's Hollywood 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. And though Babitz's prose might appear careening, she's 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 "daughter of the wasteland" 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 winds - and every bit as seductive as she is.

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Hardback Editions

1974 : USA Hardback
Title: Eve's Hollywood
Author(s): Eve Babitz
ISBN: 0-440-02339-4 / 978-0-440-02339-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Eve's Hollywood (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Eve Babitz
ISBN: 1-59017-890-4 / 978-1-59017-890-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Eve's Hollywood
Author(s): Eve Babitz
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Eve's Hollywood (New York Review Book Classics)
Author(s): Eve Babitz
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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