Hollywood Babylon

7 best books like Hollywood Babylon (Kenneth Anger): Lulu in Hollywood, The Parade's Gone By..., Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Videohound's Cult Flicks and Trash Pics, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste, Role Models

AuthorLouise Brooks
After reading Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone and being disappointed by its noticeable lack of Louise Brooks, I wanted to find a nonfiction account of the silent film star's life. Luckily, in addition to the numerous biographies available, Brooks also wrote her own account of her career. It's not as...
AuthorKevin Brownlow
I knew this book would be a good resource since I've seen several other resources cite it, but I still cannot help but be impressed. This is a work of love and passion in chronicling the silent film era. Not only does it discuss the stars, but it goes into great detail about the technical aspects and how they...
AuthorRudolph Grey
This book was not what I was expecting. Which I probably should have expected given the subject.

Instead of a standard biography that follows chronologically through the live of Edward D. Wood, Jr, we are instead presented with a series of interviews from the people who knew him best. These...
AuthorCarol A. Schwartz
Fans of offbeat classics, fringe cinema, and midnight mondo sleaze will gravitate to this new and improved version of VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics. Cult diva and connoisseur of mongrel video Carol Schwartz and her stellar cast of notable critics and scribbling outpatients, deliver...
AuthorPeter Biskind
However much is true, however much really happened that way, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How The Sex 'N' Drugs 'N' Rock 'N' Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind remains one of my favorite non-fiction reads. For those who hear "film history" and think Titanic, in 1967, the major American film studios...
Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
AuthorJohn Waters
To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm City" as dubbed by the tourist board; the "hairdo capital...
Role Models
AuthorJohn Waters
Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich--and happily horrify readers everywhere. Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities--some famous, some unknown,...
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