“In some ways a title that’s horribly derivative of other, earlier, Olympia works, involving determined actresses (like James Sherwood’s “Stradella”), Satanic black masses (as Baron’s “Play This Love With Me” did), and even a Greek-mythology-evoking intro (well after Trocchi’s classic “Desire and Helen” floated past similar ground). However, The Gilded Lily is extremely well-written. This work gives a credible and quite vivid account of Lily, the girl with Spanish Fly in her veins, her lesbian friend Janet, directors, producers, night club owners, young boys, and, sadly, the cops at the end.”
Google Book Review
Written by Harry Street and published in 2005, Gilding has put this book on her next to read list. Seriously, with content keywords like these, who could resist.
Link: Google Book Search