Kenneth Anger Writing Styles in Hollywood Babylon

Kenneth Anger
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Perspective

"Hollywood Babylon" by Kenneth Anger was first published in Paris in 1959 before being released in America in its entirety in 1974. Anger was born in California in 1927 and entered the entertainment world at an early age. Anger attended dance school with Shirley Temple and made his first real foray into the business at age nine.

Anger's first book sold in 1947, establishing him as a legitimate author. From then on, Anger continued to build his reputation as a writer and also became a film director.

It is Anger's long time affiliation with the movie industry that gives him the necessary insight to portray Hollywood as it truly was, not as one may see in some fictionalized tele-drama.

It is obvious that Anger is interested in his topic and has spent a great deal of time examining the myriad aspects and facets of Hollywood. The stories are entertaining and informative, while...

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