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Ill Literacy, Episode 39: Hollywood Eden (Guest: Joel Selvin)

July 19, 2021

In Episode XXXIX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Joel Selvin, author of “Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Joel Selvin, long-time rock critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, to discuss his new book, Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise. They discuss the interconnections between a bunch of L.A. kids in the early 1960’s and how they invented a new brand of pop music that came to define, to the world at large, the California dream.

Get the book here: https://houseofanansi.com/products/hollywood-eden

Show Notes:

Book Soup: Joel Selvin: Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUUsfmCfMqI

New York Times: James Gavin – “From Brian Wilson to Nancy Sinatra: The L.A. Music Scene in the ’60s”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/books/review/hollywood-eden-joel-selvin.html

San Francisco Chronicle: Matt Jaffe – “Review: Ex-Chronicle music critic Joel Selvin delves into the early years of Hollywood pop”

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/review-ex-chronicle-music-critic-joel-selvin-delves-into-the-early-years-of-hollywood-pop

SF Weekly: Bill Kopp – “‘Hollywood Eden’ Visits Pop’s Terrestrial Paradise”

https://www.sfweekly.com/culture/hollywood-eden-visits-pops-terrestrial-paradise/
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR