Like the classic book hollywood babylon about the scandals of early hollywood and its stars this book and film shepperton babylon delves into the sex and murder and suicide scandals and the professional ups and downs of the most popular british performers and directors of the 1920s through the 1940s. Shepperton babylon has 90 ratings and 13 reviews goldgato said although the title of this book would infer that the main subject is shepperton studios . Shepperton babylon the lost worlds of british cinema by matthew sweet 388pp faber 1299 in 1975 when the american edition of kenneth angers notorious expos of hollywoods sleaze and . About the author matthew sweet presents night waves and freethinking on bbc radio 3 and is the summer presenter of the film programme on radio four he is the author of inventing the victorians and shepperton babylon which he adapted as a film for bbc fourhis tv programmes include silent britain a brief history of fun the age of excess truly madly cheaply and the rules of film noir. See also shepperton babylon bbc 2005 synopsis this is a wonderful secret history of british movies that includes the scandals the suicides the immolations and the contract killings the product of thousands of conversations with veteran film makers
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