Who is LA’s billboard diva Angelyne?

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A billboard of Angelyne. Photo credit: Lord Jim/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Angelyne is the blonde bombshell who put herself on hundreds of billboards across LA. She drives around in a hot pink Corvette, daring Angelenos not to gawk. But she hid the details of her actual life. As a 9th grader, Kate Wolf, who grew up off the Sunset Strip, was fascinated by Angelyne. Kate interviewed Angelyne at the height of her fame in the mid-’90s. She claimed to be doing a story for her high school paper.  But she wasn’t. She just wanted to find out more about Angelyne. After 25 years, Kate took another ride in Angelyne’s Corvette and interviewed the enigmatic LA icon again for The Organist.

Credits

Guest:
Kate Wolf - editor at large for the Los Angeles Review of Books

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer