Inside Daisy Clover (Paperback)

Gavin Lambert

Decades before it was fashionable, Gavin Lambert expertly wove characters of every sexual stripe into his lustrous tapestries of Southern California life. His elegant, stripped-down prose caught the last gasp of Old Hollywood in a way that has yet to be rivalled

A precocious teenager chronicles her own rise from trailer-park squalor to singing stardom by way of a supermarket talent contest. In her journals, Daisy Clover tells the story of how she is discovered by a hollywood movie producer at fourteen and proceeds through large doses of work, sex and Benzedrine to a twenty-four-hour marriage, a nervous breakdown, retirement and finally obscurity in New York. A has-been before her late teens, she makes a vaudeville comeback in Atlantic City at the age of twenty-four.

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ISBN: 9781852424244

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

Gavin Lambert

Gavin Lambert

Gavin Lambert was born in England but lived for much of his life in Hollywood. He was the author of several novels (The Slide Area, Inside Daisy Clover, The Goodbye People), non-fiction (including On Cukor, The Dangerous Edge) and screenplays (Sons and Lovers, for which he gained an Academy Award nomination, and Inside Daisy Clover). Gavin Lambert also wrote biographies of Hollywood stars, including Norma Shearer, Lindsay Anderson and Natalie Wood. He died in 2005.