Dev Hynes

Hollywood's Hotel Babylon ft. Dev Hynes

Hollywood’s Hotel Babylon visually actualises the archive through a desire to act upon (and ultimately critique) child star and underground experimental filmmaker cum writer, Kenneth Anger’s archival text(s) Hollywood Babylon (1975) and Hollywood Babylon II (1984). Calling out the ‘Death Industry’ of Hollywood through shrine-like scenes stitched together digitally and scripted by the 'Terror of Tinseltown' -the suicides of the four twentieth-century starlets Jenny Dolly, Gwili Andre, Peg Entwistle and Lupe Vélez are flaunted for their morbid flare whilst unearthing Hollywood’s, and Kenneth’s, darkest desires.

Featuring a handbag from Miu Miu, shoes from Amélie Pichard with lights from Douglas and Bec.

Special thanks to Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) for permission to use the audio of 'You're Not Good Enough' from the Cupid Deluxe Album. 

Panorama of Hollywood's Hotel Babylon. Aimée Green, 2015.