Lounge Singer (segment "1940's")
Holly Woodlawn co-wrote her autobiography "A Lowlife in Highheels," published in 1991 by St.Martin's Press. A soft-cover edition was later released by Harper-Collins.
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Ms. Holly Woodlawn
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If I'm wearing pants, call me a man. If I'm wearing a dress, call me a cab!
Holly's story was immortalized in the first lines of the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side." The song began: "Holly came from Miami, F - L - A - -- Hitch-hiked her way across the U - S - A - -- Plucked her eyebrows on the way - Shaved her legs and then - he was a she. She says, 'Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side' ". Taking the name Holly Woodlawn after running away from home at age 15 ...