Holmes Biographer Honored By Santa Monica


Fred E. Basten wrote or co-wrote Porn King, the story of Holmes’ life. It is well written but alas, filled with much nonsense and self-aggrandizement of an aging hustler attempting to re-write history.

That said, Fred has written over 40 books. His tome, Life at the Marmont, is a wonderful history of that hotel, with all its glimpses into the stars of yesteryear.

The city of Santa Monica honored Fred a while back for his help with the tourism and travel area… Read more.

Hopefully, I will be talking to Fred next week!

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