Ah, the life of a privileged French iconoclastic "celebrity intellectual." Based on reports from secret sources,
L.A. Observed chronicles Bernard-Henri Levy's trip to Los Angeles. Sounds like Levy got treated to a non-stop whirwind of being ushered around town by some of the biggest names in lefty edgy cultural circles. The purpose of this excursion is an assignment for the Atlantic about the
U.S. travels of Alexis de Tocqueville, so Levy assumed that had the other Frenchman visited L.A. nearly 200 years later, he'd be dining at Campanile and visiting DJ Waldie in Lakewood. Props to visiting prominent community activists and hitting a very unconventional tourist route while calling the Beverly Hills Hotel home for the duration of his stay. Given BHL's reputation, these radical chic contradictions are part of the package and intrigue. My kind of guy!