DENNIS WOODRUFF ISN’T THE ONLY ‘CHARACTER’ YOU’LL FIND ON THE SIDEWALKS OF HOLLYWOOD…
Singer-actress-model Angelyne grabbed attention during the mid-1980s by promoting herself on Hollywood billboards. Also dabbling in art and even politics (in a 2003 California election she ranked 28th out of 135 candidates), she’s referred to herself as a “unicorn icon” and is often seen tooling around LA in her hot pink Corvette.
Real name Kevin Lee Light, the Messiah-impersonator has wandered the streets of Los Angeles since 2009, posing for photographs and dishing out advice, and even came to London to ‘bless’ Oxford Street shoppers in 2014. It’s still not clear why, and fittingly he refuses to accept cash. In 2012 Aerosmith wrote Street Jesus about him.
The Tree Man Of Venice
Stroll along Venice Boardwalk, and you won’t mistake Lionel Powell for anyone else. He is the man perched on ten-foot stilts, covered in foliage. So adored in LA that, along with doing charity and environmental gigs, Mr. Tree has performed for Hugh Hefner (and assorted wildlife) at the Playboy Mansion.
Perry’s original tunes, electric guitar and oversized turban have rocked Venice Beach boardwalk since 1973, with Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny, CSI and Red Hot Chili Peppers video The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie among his credits. And did we mention he does all this on rollerskates? Because he does.