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So exciting! Warhol superstar and drag icon Holly Woodlawn, star of cult classics Trash and Women in Revolt, will ACTUALLY BE in the World of Wonder studios tomorrow for a Ring My Bell! Think of the history! Think of the people she’s worked with! Ask her about ANDY! Ask her about CANDY! Talk about the time she fucked a beer bottle on film! Or just ask what she’s been up to lately. It’s up to you. JUST BE SURE TO CALL! SHE’S A LIVING LEGEND, for cryin’ out loud! (Photo by Idris + Tony for the World According to Wonder book)
CANDY DARLING: It’s a hot afternoon.
LAUREN HUTTON: Sultry.
DARLING: It’s a sultry summer afternoon.
HUTTON: In 1973 New York.
DARLING: My name is Candy Darling and I’m interviewing the famous model-actress Lauren Hutton.
DARLING: Lorna Hutton, excuse me. Tell me Lauren is Lorna Hutton your real name?
HUTTON: No, my real name is V.R.R. Smitty Doe. Doe for short.
DARLING: I see, why did you change it?
HUTTON: I thought I needed something more glamorous.
DARLING: I just thought I would ask.
HUTTON: I know you know it. I told you the other night.
DARLING: Our readers would like to know this stuff. Now, let’s see. What other question.
HUTTON: My God, you’ve got four sheets of paper there, Candy.
DARLING: Yes, well usually we only ask half a page but you’re getting the full four-page treatment.
HUTTON: This isn’t going to be an interview, it’s going to be an interrogation!
DARLING: Exactly. Now tell me, dear, about this movie you’re about to start work on.
HUTTON: Karl Reisz is directing it, The Gambler with James Caan. Reisz is very good. He did Morgan and Isadora.
Read the whole interview at Interview.
Gorgeous, gorgeous Holly Woodlawn. Living legend. Drag icon. SURVIVOR. Such an important person in the history of gay culture. What she did in the ’70s – along with Divine, Jayne County, and Tim Curry in Rocky Horror – was provide a bridge between old school female impersonation and modern drag with its completely original, self-invented characters. Without Holly, there would be no Boy George. There would be no RuPaul. They’d still be dressed like Judy Garland and Carmen Miranda. We all need to bow down to the goddess whenever we see her. And go watch her movies. Her performance in Andy Warhol’s Trash still shocks nearly 45 years later. It remains one of the saddest portraits of unrequited love ever put on film. When Holly fucks herself with a beer bottle to get Joe Dallesandro’s attention, it will just break your heart. Holly has been involved in a number of WOW projects over the years, most notably the documentary Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture. She’s appeared in numerous Daily Freak Show episodes as well as contributed to the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery.
From The World According to Wonder: “Holly Woodlawn, performer, author, Warhol superstar. Holly’s autobiography Low Life in High Heels has been an inspirational text when it comes to the basic human right of ‘if you want something, just go out and grab it by the balls.’” Here, here. Photographed at her home in West Hollywood by Idris + Tony.