As so many can attest to, there are indeed many levels to Hollywood’s circles of hell…
Director Stanley Kubrick tried to open up the basement door with his film Eyes Wide Shut, although some of the most harrowing and revealing details were left on the cutting room floor after studio executives got hold of it before its release. Director David Lynch made similar efforts. The celebrated director achieved a cult following from fans through his challenging representation of stories and characters, with so much hidden between the lines in his art.
‘I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper.’
– David Lynch
Other aspects of this decadent world of make-believe, the glamour galaxy affectionately referred to as Hollywood were revealed by Kenneth Anger in his work entitled, Hollywood Babylon. Watch this rare documentary exposing the sordid roots and depraved accounts of early tinsel town’s criminal and occult underbelly. Nigel Finch's 1991 documentary covering many of the stories from Kenneth Anger's sordid Hollywood gossip book of the same name.....an interesting artifact on early Los Angeles myth, glamour, and tragedy - regardless of relative veracity of the stories