Jul 29, 2019Indoorcamping rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
After reading "Eve's Hollywood" in about a day, and feeling like I'd become a young, strong, confident, talented, exquisite young woman in 1960's Hollywood, I jumped right back into her life. And it's just as much of an amazing movie as the last. She's older, more interesting, a better writer, and all of it is so beautifully stuck in my head that I feel as if I could float. I can't get enough of this world, apparently, where smoking doesn't kill you, the smog makes for pink sunsets, and Sunset Boulevard is exciting in a movie star way, rather than a watch-out-for-danger atmosphere.
The humor and insight is incredible, especially when at this time women weren't 100% people as we are now - and if you don't know what I mean, ask your mom or grandmother. At a time when women couldn't do anything they wanted or had the talent for, and there was a lot of pressure to be a good girl (less than the 1950's), you can see what she's pushing against here. The rebelliousness is incredibly compelling and enjoyable to read because, again, it's that golden Hollywood where everything has a shiny golden light and you can be Jim Morrison's girlfriend and design album covers for the most popular artists and pose naked playing chess with Salvador Dali all before you're thirty.
A nice place to go in your head when you're tired of the stress of reality.