Item #009219 Hollywood Babylon. Kenneth Anger.

Hollywood Babylon

San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1975. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (royal). Fine / Near Fine. Item #009219

Full tan paper over board. Map endpapers. 305 pp. Fully illustrated in B&W. Light bumping to spine ends and slight bowing to front board. Dust jacket is lightly edge worn, toned to flaps, with two 3/4" tears to foot of rear cover. Hollywood Babylon is much more than a Who's Who of the movie capital. Its basic thrust is Who did What to Whom - and When and Where - and how much the piper had to be paid. Through these gorgeously illustrated pages flitter and glitter, whirl and twirl, in public paradise and private hell, the faces and forms of fantasy figures. This fascinating book is not merely another expose, rather an affectionate and bittersweet backward glance at the fabled and foibled stars in their orbits, its intermittent black humor nearly always tinged by rose-colored glasses.

Price: $65.00

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