Saturday, March 10, 2012

The magical things we find with no destination in mind...

"Golden Glamour" by Vanessa Bley.

Inspired by the documentary film BEAUTIFUL DARLING: The Life & Times of Candy Darling.

Candy was an Andy Warhol Superstar. Chloe Sevigny plays her in the film. It's fascinating. From the web site:

Beautiful Darling
, a documentary film, pays tribute to the short but influential life of an extraordinary person -- the actress Candy Darling, born James Slattery in a Long Island suburb in 1944. Drawn to the feminine from childhood, by the mid-Sixties James had become Candy, a gorgeous, blonde actress and well-known downtown New York figure. Candy's career took her through the raucous and revolutionary Off-off-Broadway theater scene and into Andy Warhol's legendary Factory. There she became close to Warhol and starred in two Factory movies that still shock and amuse today:
Flesh and Women in Revolt. Candy used her Warhol fame to land further film roles, and her admirer Tennessee Williams cast her in his play Small Craft Warnings. She dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, but tragically died of lymphoma in the early Seventies, at only twenty-nine.

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