Eve Babitz – Favorite Books, Films & Albums


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 HollywoodSlow Days, Fast CompanySex 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).


The Art of Eating

A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

A Bend in the River

Pride and Prejudice




The Genius of Ray Charles


Songs for Young Lovers

Johnny’s Greatest Hits

Bach: Magnificat in D Major (Any Version)

Paul Butterfield Blues Band


Lawrence of Arabia

The Conversation

The Godfather 3-Movie Collection

American Graffiti

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

If you are unfamiliar with Eve’s work, we strongly recommend checking out the following:

Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A.

Black Swans: Stories

Eve’s Hollywood

Sex and Rage: A Novel


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