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Jeremiah Newton was her best friend and he worshiped and he also offered a place to stay. Hope Slattery aka Candy Darling was cast in short scene in Flesh by Andy Warhol and then Candy was cast in Women in Revolt, one of Warhol's more famous films.
Stars in Warhol's films loose the brightness very quickly and so Candy pursued the indie film world and appeared in several films post-Warhol including Klute with Jane Fonda and Lady Liberty with Sophia Loren.
Darling was also the muse of The Velvet Underground a punk band in the 1970's and was featured in the song by Lou Reed, "Walk on the Wild Side"..."Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody's darling"
Darling smoked constantly and took hormone pills pursuing her dream of becoming a woman because Candy was really a boy who grew into woman.
According to findadeath.com, Candy allegedly developed leukemia as a result of the hormones she had been taking, the long-term results of which had not been sufficiently studied; however this is still highly contested. In a letter written on her deathbed and intended for Andy Warhol and his followers, Darling said, "Unfortunately before my death I had no desire left for life . . . I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death. (D)id you know I couldn't last. I always knew it. I wish I could meet you all again."
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“I will not cease to be myself for foolish people. For foolish people make harsh judgments on me. You must always be yourself, no matter what the price. It is the highest form of morality.” Candy Darling
by Barbie Kiss
Writers Note: I chose not to share the real name of Candy Darling because after watching Candy Darling's documentary it does not matter. She died believing in who she aspired to become and once she was done then she was done.