L.A. in den 70er-Jahren. Josephine wird in einen Strudel mysteriöser Ereignisse gerissen - vor Hollywood, Satanskulten und bizarren 16mm-Filmen, die von reichen Perversen gesammelt werden, kann nicht einmal sie sich verstecken. Und die Folgen reichen bis in die Gegenwart, denn Nicolas Lash muss die unsterbliche Josephine finden - koste es, was es wolle.
Bizarre inside stories of Hollywood's most beautiful women who were doomed for death. Hollywood's Babylon Women takes the reader behind closed doors and beyond the official reports of law enforcement agencies and studio public relations departments to reveal the sordid romantic, sexual, political and financial factors behind these tragedies. Photos.
Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2003-09-11
This volume deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social and cultural force it has been in America ever since.
Author: Howard V. Chaykin
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman, with art by Marc Laming, Dick Giordano, Warren Pleece, and John Stokes, and a painted cover by John Van Fleet, 'Hollywood Babylon' reprints 'American Century' #5-9. Guarding the body of a sexy starlet, Harry soon is embroiled in the messy, behind-the-scenes (and between the sheets) dealings of Tinseltown. Rapacious movie stars, starry-eyed mobsters, sordid studio politics, and a high-profile kidnapping all collide on Sunset Boulevard when an opportunistic politician arrives, looking to rid America of the 'Red Menace.'
Author: Jay Dyer
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Like no other book before it, this work delves into the deep, dark and mysterious undertones hidden in Tinsel town’s biggest films. Esoteric Hollywood is a game-changer in an arena of tabloid-populated titles. After years of scholarly research, Jay Dyer has compiled his most read essays, combining philosophy, comparative religion, symbolism and geopolitics and their connections to film. Readers will watch movies with new eyes, able to decipher on their own, as the secret meanings of cinema are unveiled.
California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.