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July 7, 1985
I want to thank you for your review of "The Early Diary of Anais Nin" (Book Review, June 2). I was delighted that you pointed out Anais' optimism and confidence. These were qualities she never lost throughout a long and difficult career. In 1947, Anais and I drove from New York to Los Angeles in my Model A Ford. Anais then became one of the first bi-coastal artists. In 1960 (to seduce her to stay in L.A.), I built a house in Silver Lake designed for her by my stepfather, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and L.A. became her permanent residence.
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September 7, 2006 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
THE glass-and-concrete house on a hilly Silver Lake street appears tired and forlorn. The sensual violet fabrics inside are now faded; a stillness surrounds the emerald swimming pool, which had once been used every day. The gathering place of weekly chamber music concerts and numerous masquerade parties in the 1970s, the property is empty and quiet, as if in mourning.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 2006 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
THE glass-and-concrete house on a hilly Silver Lake street appears tired and forlorn. The sensual violet fabrics inside are now faded; a stillness surrounds the emerald swimming pool, which had once been used every day. The gathering place of weekly chamber music concerts and numerous masquerade parties in the 1970s, the property is empty and quiet, as if in mourning.
BOOKS
July 7, 1985
I want to thank you for your review of "The Early Diary of Anais Nin" (Book Review, June 2). I was delighted that you pointed out Anais' optimism and confidence. These were qualities she never lost throughout a long and difficult career. In 1947, Anais and I drove from New York to Los Angeles in my Model A Ford. Anais then became one of the first bi-coastal artists. In 1960 (to seduce her to stay in L.A.), I built a house in Silver Lake designed for her by my stepfather, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and L.A. became her permanent residence.
BOOKS
December 26, 1993 | CHRIS GOODRICH
ANAIS: The Erotic Life of Anais Nin by Noel Riley Fitch (Little, Brown: $24.95; 525 pp.). Anais Nin, in pop-psych caricature, is an exploitative nymphomaniac whose life was foreordained by incestuous abuse by her father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2006 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
The story goes that their love affair began the moment they laid eyes on one another, in the elevator of a swank Manhattan apartment building in 1947. A few weeks later, the exotic-looking writer and the strapping young actor were driving to California on an adventure that would eventually lead to marriage. There was one problem: Anais Nin, the prolific diarist who would become a feminist heroine, already was married.
HOME & GARDEN
September 14, 2006
THANK you for the lovely article and photos about the Silver Lake home of Anais Nin and Rupert Pole ["Storied Past, Uncertain Future," Sept. 7]. They brought back memories from 1974 when I was a starving, 22-year-old student in Paris. That spring, Anais gave a reading at Shakespeare & Co. I was so overwhelmed by her aura that I sat in the back of the bookstore all evening as she read and signed books, never daring to approach her. When she and Rupert finally left -- around 10 p.m. -- I raced out of the bookstore and up the sidewalk in front of Notre Dame, where I timidly introduced myself.
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July 9, 1993 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Susan Vaughn writes frequently about architecture for Valley Life. and
Eric Lloyd Wright stands in a clearing in the Malibu mountains, describing a house he is building. It will rise from the ground like an extension of rock. Earth-colored, it will blend with brush and stone nearby. Inside will be a continuous flow of space, an expanse of glass wall, a monumental two-story fireplace and a trickling stream of water. The elements of nature are united in Wright's design. Grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright would approve.
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May 21, 1995 | Barbara Kraft, Barbara Kraft is a Los Angeles-based writer. Anais Nin wrote the preface to her first book, "The Restless Spirit: Journal of a Gemini."
Journals have long been regarded as the most intimate and therefore honest forms of writing. But as Deirdre Bair shows in this definitive, eminently readable biography, they can also be masterful tools of deception. Anais Nin kept both real and false diaries, editing and rewriting them throughout her life in a prodigious, never-ending recreation of self. The image of Nin that emerges in Bair's biography is that of persona without anima in the Jungian sense--mask without soul.
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