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Hollywood Babylon (1975)

by Kenneth Anger

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"Kenneth Anger has fashioned a delicious . . . box of poisoned bonbons. Picking through the slag heap of the Hollywood dream factory, [he] has put together a truly prodigious anthology of star-studded scandal."--The New York Times Kenneth Anger is a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America's leading underground filmmakers. Hollywood Babylon was originally published in Paris, and quickly became an underground legend. Not a word has been changed. Not a story omitted. Here is the hot, luscious plum of sizzling scandal that continues to shock the world.… (more)
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    MiaCulpa: Both the Hollywood Babylon and "Whatever Became Of" series are fine examples of gossip and they often lead you to Wikipedia to discover what happened to the actors post-publication.
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unverified, defamatory tales are not interesting, but the breathless tone and full commitment nastiness lit up my petty mind for a night. ( )
1 vote alison-rose | May 22, 2023 |
Interesting book about old Hollywood scandals. ( )
  Brian-B | Nov 30, 2022 |
Bizarre mish mash of scandalous lies and truth about Hollywood from the silents to the '50s. Fun read. Tame by today's standards when you think a former college and pro football star and actor can cut his wife's and her boyfriend's head off, lead police on a televised high speed chase, and get away with it. Michael Jackson. Phil Hartmann. Phil Spector. And on and on. ( )
  Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
The early decades of Hollywood were mindbogglingly decadent according to Kenneth Anger. Much of this is probably just made-up slander and exaggerated gossip. Still a fun read though. Some of the photographs are very graphic.

Anyone into this kind of stuff should listen to Karina Longworth's podcast "You Must Remember This". ( )
  StefanConradsson | Jul 7, 2021 |
A very interesting and moving tale about the not-so-humane Hollywood in the early days. A must-read for film enthusiasts, and aficionados of gossip, in the days when stars were interesting and really stars. ( )
  ansedor | Oct 13, 2020 |
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HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood, Hollywood...
Fabulous Hollywood...
Celluloid Babylon,
Glorious, glamorous...
City delirious,
Frivolous, serious...
Bold and ambitious,
And vicious and glamorous.
Drama - a city-full,
Tragic and pitiful...
Bunk, junk, and genius
Amazingly blended...
Tawdry, tremendous,
Absurd, stupendous;
Shoddy and cheap,
And astonishingly splendid...
HOLLYWOOD!!
- Don Blanding
As recited by Leo Carillo in the 1935 MGM Colortone Musical, Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove
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WHITE ELEPHANTS – the God of Hollywood wanted white elephants, and white elephants he got – eight of 'em, plaster mammoths perched on mega-mushroom pedestals, lording it over the colossal court of Belshazzar, the pasteboard Babylon built beside the dusty tin-lizzie trail called Sunset Boulevard.
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"Kenneth Anger has fashioned a delicious . . . box of poisoned bonbons. Picking through the slag heap of the Hollywood dream factory, [he] has put together a truly prodigious anthology of star-studded scandal."--The New York Times Kenneth Anger is a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America's leading underground filmmakers. Hollywood Babylon was originally published in Paris, and quickly became an underground legend. Not a word has been changed. Not a story omitted. Here is the hot, luscious plum of sizzling scandal that continues to shock the world.

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Originally published in Paris, this is a collection of Hollywood's darkest and best kept secrets from the pen of Kenneth Anger, a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America's leading underground film-makers.
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