A dear friend of Andy warhol staring in his films 'flesh' and 'women in revolt'
Born James Lawrence Slattery Candy went through a string of names (Hope Slattery, Hope Dahl, Candy Dahl, Candy Cane) She eventually settled on Candy Darling due to a friend who called her darling so often that it stuck.
Candy became a fond favourite at the factory and befriended various other 'drag queens' such as Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis.
She stared in numerous films mainly with small parts however had the lead role in Warhol's 'women in revolt'. Lou Reed also wrote about her in the song take a walk on the wild side and wrote the entire song 'candy says' about her idescions on wether to have a sex change operation.
Candy Darling died at the age of 29 on the 21st of march 1974 of leukemia, not one to be bitter about death Candy was rather satisfied with her short yet extravagant life and was ready for death. She wrote a letter somewhat simillar to a suicide note even though suicide was not the way she chose to go.
The photograph 'Candy Darling on her deathbed' has been used by alternative music act antony and the johnsons for the cover of their mecury music award winning album 'I am a bird now'
Candy was a truly beautiful lady (much more elegant than alot of females I can think) an inspirational and memorable women!