Classic Los Angeles Angelyne billboard


Angelyne, the miniseries
Angelyne, the person
Angelyne’s personal website

Gary Baum

Angelyne is notoriously secretive about her past. She didn’t want anyone to know anything about her that happened before her late-1970s debut in the band Baby Blue. This is the reporter who finally laid bare all her secrets, in 2017, after decades of mystery. This information was also the basis for the miniseries.

L.A. Billboard Diva Angelyne Bemoans Kardashian, Hilton and “Boring, Gauche” Celeb Culture
August 6 2015

The Mystery of L.A. Billboard Diva Angelyne’s Real Identity Is Finally Solved
August 2 2017

The Nearly Complete Angelyne Documentary That No One Knew About (Until Now)
August 15 2017

‘Angelyne’ Investigator Gary Baum on Searching Out the True Story Behind the Hollywood Icon
June 14 2022


Gary Baum’s Angelyne exposé served as the inspiration for this series. It took quite a number of years to bring the project to fruition.

Emmy Rossum’s Angelyne Obsession
May 11 2022

‘Angelyne’ Star Emmy Rossum on Advice She Received from the Real-Life Billboard Queen
May 19 2022

How the ‘Angelyne’ Makeup Artists Brought Humanity to the Icon
July 31 2022

Angelyne’s Reaction

Angelyne was paid a reported one million dollars for her life rights by the producers of the miniseries. She initially showed some interest in participating, but dropped out during pre-production.

It is no surprise that Angelyne did not approve of the final product. She doesn’t want anyone to know about her past, before she debuted her self-selected stage name, and she doesn’t want anyone portraying her or her story except herself.

LA billboard icon Angelyne, 69, says new NBC series about her life is ‘fictionalized to the hilt’
March 25 2020

Angelyne slams Emmy Rossum’s miniseries based on her life: ‘It doesn’t do me justice’
May 19 2022

Angelyne promised her own documentary to “set the record straight,” and released a teaser trailer, implying it would be released in 2022. Given her track record, the odds of this project ever being completed is pretty close to zero.

ANGELYNE Trailer (2022) Documentary Starring the Real Angelyne
December 16 2021