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Beautiful Darling (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 April 2010 (USA)
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A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Darling ... Self (archive footage)
Andy Warhol ... Self (archive footage)
Holly Woodlawn ... Self
Fran Lebowitz ... Self
Paul Morrissey ... Self
Julie Newmar ... Self
Jeremiah Newton Jeremiah Newton ... Self
John Waters ... Self
Jackie Curtis ... Self (archive footage)
Michael J. Pollard ... Self
Tennessee Williams ... Self (archive footage)
Lou Reed ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Beard ... Self
Bob Colacello ... Self
Jayne County ... Self


Candy Darling was a fixture in the New York Off-Broadway scene in the 60s, in Warhol films such as Women in Revolt and Flesh, and became a prominent personality in Warhol's circles, influencing such noted contemporary artists as Madonna, David Bowie and Lou Reed. This documentary will use a series of interviews, archival footage, and images from Candy's home in Massapequa, NY. Archival footage includes rare 25 year old interviews conducted by Jeremiah Newton with members of Warhol's Factory and Tennessee Williams. The film features interviews with colleagues, contemporaries and friends of Candy, including John Waters, Peter Beard, Holly Woodlawn, Bob Colacello, Geraldine Smith, Pat Hackett and Ron Delsener. Written by Anonymous

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The life and times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol superstar. See more »




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Inspired by Candy and "Beautiful Darling", actress Chloe Sevigny (who reads Candy's diaries and letters in the film) teamed up with Barton Perreira in designing a line of 70s retro chic sunglasses as part of her fashion line at Opening Ceremony. Aside from the "Candy" and the "Darling" glasses, there was also a "Jackie" (named for Jackie Curtis). See more »


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Young, Blonde, Beautiful & Talentless
31 March 2018 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

OK. Let's face it, darlings! - When talking about transgendered "Warhol" discovery, Candy Darling - Yes. Her radiant beauty may have only been skin deep - But her total lack of any acting ability went right to the bone.

Through glamour stills, vintage film-clips, and seemingly endless interviews - This celebrity-bio documentary takes a close-up look at the life and times of Candy Darling (aka. James Slattery) who confessed that emulating actress, Kim Novak was her ultimate obsession.

As the viewer quickly learns - Candy's desperate aspirations to be recognized as a serious actress left her life in a constant turmoil of total unfulfillment, hanging out at "The Factory" with the likes of that creep, Andy Warhol, and all of his stooges, druggies, leeches, and other assorted opportunists, too. (Sheesh! What a seething nest of vipers that place was!)

*Note* - In 1974 - Candy Darling (29 at the time) died from cancer of the lymph nodes.

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2 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,406, 24 April 2011

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1.78 : 1
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