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Hollywood Babylon
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger
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Recalls the tragic fates of many movie stars who believed in the dream factory called Hollywood
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SkeletonKey
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger
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One small corner of my library/studio. I've got problems.

#library #bookcases #bookcase #collection #artist

LittlePixels Those are good problems to have. 😊 #canrelate 2y
SkeletonKey @LittlePixels - I can't complain about it TOO much 😜 2y
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MattSessions
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""Americans like to read about things which they are afraid to do themselves.""

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MattSessions
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger

"William Blake put it well: "If a star should doubt, it would immediately go out." With the Crash, this happened in Hollywood. In spades.
The strain proved too much for many formed Greats. Rather than live among the rubble, these chose to Make an End. Some made dramatic tableaux of their suicides - gods self-slain on their own strange altars."

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MattSessions
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger

""Come to California for a glorious vacation. Advise anyone not to come seeking employment, lest he be disappointed; but for tourists the attractions are unlimited.""

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MattSessions
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger

"Hollywood has always cannibalized itself."

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MattSessions
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger

"All through the twittish Twenties the tabs trotted out the oldie but goodie Hollywood Filth Parade, drooling oceans of ink over WILD PARTIES IN PICTURELAND, WEEKEND ORGIES OF THE STARS OF THE SILVER SHEET, SINGED STARLET WARNS OF WINDING CELLULOID ROAD TO RUIN, or MOVIELAND MASHERS SET THEIR SNARES. The sex-teased, sensation-thirsty, straphanger-shopgirl public lapped it up and dished out its pennies for more."

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MattSessions
Hollywood Babylon | Kenneth Anger

"Moreover, the Virgin Mary would have to forget her plans for divorce."

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milkamilka
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"Organ talk was similarly popular. Chaplin and Bogart led the list of the well endowed; equal time was devoted to those who did not measure up."

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milkamilka
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So deliciously gossipy.