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From Kirkus Reviews: Crime, drugs, prostitution, sexual ambiguity, and the cinema take center stage in this funny but relentlessly self-indulgent memoir by the self-proclaimed ``Venus de Warhol.'' Born Harold Ajzenberg, Woodlawn geared up for a ``roller coaster ride of life'' when he discovered he was ``a shy, skinny kid with buck teeth who happened to have a passion for tight pants, mohair sweaters, and mascara.'' Pressured by a homophobic Catholic upbringing, he ran away at age 15 from Miami to New York with hopes of becoming a ``Superstar.'' The N.Y.C. underground of the late 60's and early 70's is the perfect backdrop for Woodlawn's raucous accounts of rising to fame from the welfare rolls, doing bouts in the slammer, winning the title of ``Miss Donut of Amsterdam, New York,'' and, finally, riding ``the Warhol gravy train''--all told with mirth and untiring vulgarity. During the pandemonium, he managed to hobnob with the choicest of celebrities and ``hangers- on.'' Great stories abound, such as George Cukor's petitioning for an Oscar nomination for Woodlawn's role in Paul Morrissey's Trash (the film that won Woodlawn international recognition); and Woodlawn escorting Jim Morrison to the ``Mine Shaft,'' a once- notorious New York gay sex club. He also takes delight in sneering at such drag cohorts as Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, and one-time roommate Divine. Woodlawn is most interesting when he gets serious about the craft behind being a ``star of Stage!, Screen!, And Max's Kansas City!'' Preferring a stiff martini to method acting, he developed a style that combined ugly clothes, hysterical rant, and absurd posing and that won him audiences at cabarets throughout N.Y.C. But the self-aggrandizing tone wears thin, especially when he piles on clich?s like ``Oh, so many men, so little time'' and ``I was fit to be tied!'' An enjoyable, sometimes mind-boggling document not only of Woodlawn but of those pre-MTV days when ``the bad, beautiful and voracious New York underground'' were truly shocking. (Sixteen pages of photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: The Holly Woodlawn Story: A Low Life in High...
Verlag: St.Martin's Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 0312064292 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers HGT6692DKGG042717H0240P
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2755801395
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 467EJZ000B4C
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803120642973.0
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Reprint. The book shop that sold the book originally had covered it with clear plastic and used sticky tape which has after 15 or 16 years leaked, leaving 4 rectangles, 2 on each of the end pages, outlining where the sticky tape was. There is no other damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with illustrated dustjacket. Everyone knows the Lou Reed song walk on the wild side, well this is the story of Holly who came from Miami, F-L-A. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; America; 1960s; Art & Design. ISBN: 0312064292. ISBN/EAN: 9780312064297. Inventory No: 0268016. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0268016
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0312064292
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0312064292
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-137-29-1444301
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020312064292
Buchbeschreibung St.Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110312064292