Jun 1, 02:41 PM
LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, by Kate Sutton for Bookforum
GO WEST, they say, but only the Pacific can tell you when to stop.
In Los Angeles, a town of making or breaking it, a third option is just to disappear. The California dream of reinvention is propped up by vanishing acts both real and scripted. A thousand last breaths are drawn every day across Hollywood. Most are staged, which makes it all the more spectacular when a star’s real death follows cinematic convention— …
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