After a week long cabaret engagement back in Florida where she visited her parents, Holly Woodlawn was enticed to go to San Francisco by an offer from a producer to earn $1,500 for playing a week at a nightclub called Bimbos. She bombed and the producer disappeared without paying her.
She moved in with some fans who hung out at the same bar. To get money to move back to her apartment in New York, she worked at an answering service on Castro Street, taking calls for the Suicide Hotline and for a prostitute named Sunshine. She planned on moving back to New York at the end of the summer but then got a phone call from the person subletting her apartment in NY who told her that it had been gutted by a fire and everything she owns had been destroyed.
Holly then got evicted from her San Francisco apartment because the kids with whom she lived hadnt paid the rent for two months. Holly then rang her parents and pleaded for a ticket to New York. (HW269)