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Take a Walk on the Wild Side for Holly

October 8, 2008

A CULT actress featured in Lou Reed’s song Walk On The Wild Side was in Liverpool today to celebrate an exhibition of portraits of herself.

Transsexual star Holly Woodlawn was making a special guest appearance at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Greenland Street tonight.

The evening will coincide with the exhibition of intimate and revealing paintings of Holly by award-winning artist Sadie Lee.

The 61-year-old, who was the inspiration for American rock singer Reed’s classic lyrics, starred in many of Andy Warhol’s movies.

Holly, who rocketed to stardom in the film Trash, said: “If it was not for that song and Trash, I would not be here in front of all these wonderful works of art.”

An Evening With Holly Woodlawn takes place at 7.30pm tonight. Tickets costing pounds 10 are available from the Unity Theatre on 0151-709 4988.

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