One of this country’s great literary voices, Eve Babitz, recently provided us with a list of her favorite books, albums, and films, which you can find below. Babitz’s work has seen a resurgence in recent years with the re-publishing of her novels/fictive memoirs Eve’s Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for a Good Time; and Black Swans (to stellar reviews). Her books have also inspired a growing contingent of young fans drawn to her chronicles of the Los Angeles party and drug scene of the 70s and 80s (See LA Weekly’s May 30 Article: Why Millennials Have A #GirlCrush on Iconic L.A. Writer and “It Girl” Eve Babitz). Hulu is currently developing a coming-of-age comedy series – LA Woman – based on Babitz’s novels.
Feel free to click on the images below for more information on the respective book, film, or album (via Amazon).
If you are unfamiliar with Eve’s work, we strongly recommend checking out the following: