A community-produced reading of Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon.
Chapter 27, Discussion
We’re back! After an entirely unplanned hiatus, we return with the always delightful Roxanne Ratterman, to discuss the entirely libelous and ruinous chapter, Chop Suicide, and the entirely imaginary story of Lupe Veléz’s suicide by toilet bowl.
Chapter 27, Chop Suicide
Roxanne Ratterman joins us to read Chapter 27, Chop Suicide, about the death of poor Lupe Veléz. Wherein, Anger continues his shaky relationship with the truth and completely overshadows a human being’s entire life with a scandalous rumor. Or as Anger likes to call it, Monday.
Chapter 26, Daughter Of Fury
Have you ever had a broken heart? Maybe not one like Frances Farmer, whose tragic crisis coincided with some strict social mores and questionable mental health practices for a truly heartbreaking disaster. The lovely Shona Mitchell reads Chapter 26, Daughter of Fury.
Chapter 26, Discussion
Shona Mitchell and Adam Flynn join us as we discuss the tragic tale of unhinged badass, Frances Farmer.
Chapter 25, Who's Daddy? Sugar Daddy.
Oh Charlie, you've done it again. Natahne Arrowsmith joins us once more to read Chapter 25, Who's Daddy, Sugar Daddy
Chapter 25, Discussion
Charlie's saddest scandal is the topic of discussion as Natahne Arrowsmith is back to discuss Chaplin's penultimate trial in the courts of both law and public opinion. Next stop, HUAC and France.
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Hollywood history revisited
I read Hollywood Babylon when I was about 13 yrs old. I was fascinated with the stories of celebs I had never even heard of (at that age). It's a real treat to revisit the book with the ease of just sitting back and listening to it. I also really enjoy the discussion after each chapter by quick witted, funny people who add their own spin on the stories. Loving it!