By the time Eve Babitz was born in 1943, Hollywood was already well on its way to becoming a mythological bygone. Hollywood in a sense has always been a lost city, nostalgic for a grand sense of theatricality and romance which if it did not genuinely possess, it created on soundstages, in Spanish bungalows, and in the memories of the millions of faithful movie viewers who believed that it was, at one time, real.
so clever of you to merge the stories / psyches of these two fabulous women writers ❤️🔥 Elinor Glyn & Eve Babitz forever!
I am late getting to this, but it is beautifully written. I feel as though it also ends on a bit of a cliffhanger - Is there more to look forward to on Eve Babitz?
Thank you! I never heard of Elinor Glyn before reading your essay. I’m going to track down one of her books.