Kate Wolf

editor at large for the Los Angeles Review of Books

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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.

Who is LA’s billboard diva Angelyne?

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.

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