STREET LIFE

DENNIS WOODRUFF ISN’T THE ONLY ‘CHAR­AC­TER’ YOU’LL FIND ON THE SIDE­WALKS OF HOL­LY­WOOD…

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Ange­lyne

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.

LA Je­sus

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.

Harry Perry

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.

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