Courtney Love Lineage

As someone who LOVES obscure trivia, I love this story.  It’s complicated, so try and follow along.  More than forty years ago, Paula Fox wrote a novel called Desperate Characters.  

In 1971, this book was made into a movie starring Shirley Maclaine.  Then the book went out of print and the movie was forgotten.  

However, Desperate Characters was been re-discovered about ten years ago and was reissued in paperback, turning Paula Fox into something of a darling in New York publishing circles.  Wait–there’s more.  When this all happened, Paula Fox was in her late 70s.  

She was married at age 17.  Just before she turned 20, she put up a daughter for adoption.  About twenty years ago, that daughter, Linda, tracked her down.  Linda had a daughter, too.

Linda’s daughter is Courtney Love.  When Paula met her granddaughter, she complained that “Courtney uses all this language which I find so dreadful.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Courtney Love Lineage

  • November 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I find you're always writing about shit to do with nirvana/kurt/courtney …I've never really followed you closely enough to know… but Alan, are you one of those music fans that has a hard on for Kurt Cobain? lol

  • November 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I always find info/trivia re: Courtney Love very interesting. She is in my opinion one of the most interesting celebrities! Love her….

    PS Alan I saw you at the July 2010 Hole show at Sound Academy but was a little too star struck to say hello haha



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