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BABITZ, Eve.

Eve's Hollywood.

Availability: In stock

Published: [New York] Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence, 1974

Stock Code: 130476

£3,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Too sic Anselma, love Eve Babitz". Uncommon signed, Eve's Hollywood was Babitz first work; billed as a confessional L.A. novel, the work gives a semi-fictional account of Babitz early life in Hollywood. A photographer, author, and mainstay of Hollywood culture, Babitz (b. 1943) first gained her notoriety through Julian Wasser's iconic photograph of a nude, twenty-year-old Babitz playing chess with the artist Marcel Duchamp, on the occasion of his landmark retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum. In recent years Babitz's works have grown in popularity, many being reissued and published in translation for the first time. A television programme based on her life, L.A. Woman, is due to be released in 2019.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver and pink, star motif to front cover in pink, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket designed by Irving Bogen featuring photos by Annie Leibovitz.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece, photographic plate, and 24 page photo 'scrapbook' printed on grey paper.

Condition

Ticks and underlining in ink throughout first 52 pages, annotation in red to p. 23. Spine minimally rolled, faint toning to edges of book block; else a near-fine copy.

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