Candy Darling

  1. Michael Greer, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, 1969. MGM goes Warhol. Or nearly… The New York Times reported the film of Robert T Westbrook’s semi-autobiographical novel would star four Factory stars – the transexual Candy, Joe Dallesandro, Gerard Malanga, Ultra Violet. Never happened! Candy was the most beautiful of drag queen. “I’ve had small parts in big pictures and big parts in small pictures” – eight during 1968-1972, including Werner Schroeter’s De Tod de Maria Malibran, 1971. Greer, 1943-2002, was an actor, comic and early gaysploitation victim due to playing drag queens. He also wrote for Debbie Reynolds’ cabaret act and even dubbed Bette Davis when she refusd to post-synch part of a film.
  2. Raquel Welch, Myra Breckinridge, 1969.    James Lawrence Slattery quit Long Island for Manhattan and became Hope Slattery, Hope Stansbury, Hiope Dahl, Candy Dahl and, finally,  Candy Darling. (She liked sweets and everyone likedf her and  called her darling). Said her mother: “I couldn’t stop Jimmy, Candy was just too beautiful and talented.” And became Andy Warhol’s transseuxal superstar (Flesh, Women in Revolt). kept badgering the Fox suits and UK director Michael Sarne to play Myra, “They decided Raquel Welch would make a more believable transvestite.” She died or lymphoma at 29. “I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death.”


 Birth year: 1944Death year: 1974Other name: James Laurence SlatteryCasting Calls:  2