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August 29, 2009 | Bob Pool
Hollywood billboard queen Angelyne knows what's going to be on the next giant-sized sign she puts up in L.A. Along with her buxom-blond image will likely be a stark message to the city: "Stop hijacking my fan mail!" The Tinseltown personality best known for billboards that promote her Barbie Doll figure and her name alleges that the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency reneged on a promise to let her keep her longtime mailing address after evicting her to make way for a new Hollywood luxury hotel project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2009 | Bob Pool
Hollywood billboard queen Angelyne knows what's going to be on the next giant-sized sign she puts up in L.A. Along with her buxom-blond image will likely be a stark message to the city: "Stop hijacking my fan mail!" The Tinseltown personality best known for billboards that promote her Barbie Doll figure and her name alleges that the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency reneged on a promise to let her keep her longtime mailing address after evicting her to make way for a new Hollywood luxury hotel project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1990 | AL MARTINEZ
There is a sad, desperate quality to the woman who calls herself Angelyne, like a clown still performing long after the circus has closed. I say this despite the playful manner in which she displays herself as a Hollywood sex kitten with a Betty Boop cant, flouncing down the street in a zebra-striped mini-dress with a decolletage that borders on burlesque. She becomes a caricature, rather than a real person, as tenuous as the murals and billboards she buys all over town to create her own fame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The check will be in the mail -- and billboard queen Angelyne knows exactly where to find it. Even though her Hollywood office was demolished to make way for a new luxury hotel, the busty blond and mail-order entrepreneur will get to use her old Selma Avenue address anyway.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1987 | Todd David Schwartz
Angelyne, the healthy bleached blonde non-celeb who has spent years on L.A. billboards promoting herself, gets her break: "Earth Girls Are Easy," now nearing completion from De Laurentiis Entertainment. Starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, it's a musical comedy about three men from a distant planet who come to Earth and land in the Valley. Director Julien Temple ("Absolute Beginners") described Angelyne's role as "what we call a walk-on-part--a lean-in part.
MAGAZINE
February 24, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE
If ever there was a poster girl for L.A., it's Angelyne. She's the nexus of fashion, fame and four-wheeling in a city that loves all three. Her self-promoting billboards are roadside landmarks, but it's her Barbie doll style that stops traffic--and the bombshell is living proof that sometimes packaging is more important than the package. Her fame probably could not have happened anywhere else. In L.A., you are what you drive.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1995
At last! Someone of significance has attempted to publicly explain the Angelyne enigma ("Angelyne and Me," by Ajay Sahgal, April 23). The author did a great job of investigating, only to find out what most sensible, thinking L.A. residents suspected all along: that Angelyne is simply a self-made, typically-L.A. character seeking desperately to be a celebrity. To consider her billboards as significant as the Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre, palm trees and the city skyline is to raise the question of whether this is how our growing metropolis wants to be viewed by the American public as a whole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1987 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
So just how do you expect the world's next big star to make it in Hollywood? Cross Schwab's off the list. That hunting ground for an earlier generation of would-be celebrities sold its soda fountain and closed its doors a few years back. So what's a 28-year-old with a squeaky voice, a pink Corvette and a thin resume to do? Commission an 85-foot-tall portrait of herself on an apartment building near Hollywood and Vine, that's what.
OPINION
August 15, 2002
Re "Angelyne Moves From Billboard to the Ballot," Aug. 10: As a resident living just south of Melrose Avenue, I have narrowly escaped the trap of the boundaries of the proposed new Hollywood city. However, I am stunned that of the 20 or so candidates who have come out of the woodwork to run for City Council seats, the only one with any name recognition is Angelyne, the scary sex kitten whose image has been hovering over the streets of Los Angeles for almost two decades. Secession advocates argue that Hollywood is a seedy shadow of its former self, and Angelyne, the self-proclaimed "image of Hollywood," says she wants to see a new Hollywood city that will "rise to [her]
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Tuesday's benefit premiere of Gramercy's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at the Cinerama Dome. A party followed at the Palace. Writer-director Stephan Elliott said it was altogether fitting that his musical comedy about three drag queens traversing the Australian Outback premiered "in what looks like a giant bra cup."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Angelyne can barely squeeze into the 8-foot-wide storage room. And not just because she's the buxom, bigger-than-life billboard queen of Los Angeles. Boxes of printed posters and placards depicting her in glamorous poses fill the Hollywood self-storage space she is renting while she feuds with city redevelopment leaders and developers of a planned $500-million luxury project near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
OPINION
August 15, 2002
Re "Angelyne Moves From Billboard to the Ballot," Aug. 10: As a resident living just south of Melrose Avenue, I have narrowly escaped the trap of the boundaries of the proposed new Hollywood city. However, I am stunned that of the 20 or so candidates who have come out of the woodwork to run for City Council seats, the only one with any name recognition is Angelyne, the scary sex kitten whose image has been hovering over the streets of Los Angeles for almost two decades. Secession advocates argue that Hollywood is a seedy shadow of its former self, and Angelyne, the self-proclaimed "image of Hollywood," says she wants to see a new Hollywood city that will "rise to [her]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Word that billboard icon Angelyne was running for office in the proposed city of Hollywood caused a flurry of jokes Friday, most of them about her figure rather than her grasp of figures. Gene La Pietra, president of the Hollywood Independence Committee and a city council candidate, was among those who offered a few quips about her "assets." "I'm looking forward to meeting her," he said--after running out of comic material.
MAGAZINE
February 24, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE
If ever there was a poster girl for L.A., it's Angelyne. She's the nexus of fashion, fame and four-wheeling in a city that loves all three. Her self-promoting billboards are roadside landmarks, but it's her Barbie doll style that stops traffic--and the bombshell is living proof that sometimes packaging is more important than the package. Her fame probably could not have happened anywhere else. In L.A., you are what you drive.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
Billboard queen Angelyne is taking on a new role: that of artist. She is both the subject and the painter behind "Angelyne: Self Portraits," a new show at the Artluxe Gallery in Los Angeles. The 30 Day-Glo and glitter portraits of this city's most famous painted lady are as colorful as the subject. In each, Angelyne appears au naturel (or as natural as she can get). Her bod is bodacious, her hair falls in golden curlicues, and her eyelashes would put Tammy Faye to shame.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1995
At last! Someone of significance has attempted to publicly explain the Angelyne enigma ("Angelyne and Me," by Ajay Sahgal, April 23). The author did a great job of investigating, only to find out what most sensible, thinking L.A. residents suspected all along: that Angelyne is simply a self-made, typically-L.A. character seeking desperately to be a celebrity. To consider her billboards as significant as the Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre, palm trees and the city skyline is to raise the question of whether this is how our growing metropolis wants to be viewed by the American public as a whole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992 | AL MARTINEZ
The reason I am sitting here in emotional anguish is that I have just viewed a tape of myself on television and it was not a proud moment. I have a double chin, my eyebrows vanish in strong light and I mumble. Even my effort at being pleasant was a failure. Smiling gives me a slightly demented appearance and the kind of humor I write seems simple-minded when spoken. I'm beginning to wonder if it doesn't also seem simple-minded when written.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1994 | SCOTT COLLINS
Did the Northridge earthquake shatter our spirits as well as our crystal? That's one of the questions posed by "Where Is My House? Where Is My Home?," a witty and provocative new performance piece by the Dark Horses Collective at First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles. Here we have a meditation on how things fall apart, during and after temblors.
MAGAZINE
April 23, 1995 | AJAY SAHGAL, Ajay Sahgal is a novelist. His last article for the magazine was on poet Wyn Cooper
I'm guessing you drive around this city more than you care to, but then that's life in Los Angeles. You have to do it, so you try to make the best of it. Talk radio helps. So do books on tape. Some of you even read (don't shake your heads--I've seen you, People magazine propped on the steering wheel). And sometimes you even look out. What do you see? Billboards.
NEWS
November 10, 1994
The would-be starlet who goes by the name Angelyne has long been accused of shameless self-promotion. Now some of her detractors have added a new criticism--they say she is corrupting children. Angelyne, a voluptuous blond model who gives her age as between 28 and 34, has sold herself over the past decade as a show business icon by plastering her image on L.A. billboards.
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