Andy’s Divas

What do Dolly Parton, a nameless drag queen, and Denise Hale have in common?

They were all photographed by Andy Warhol, of course!

And according to the Contra Costa Times, a collection of 152 of Warhol’s fabulous Polaroid pics of some of our favorite style icons — including Denise Hale “wearing an exotic sari-like gown and holding a drink” — will be featured in a rare exhibit at the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College in 2009. Other Warhol Polaroids are being distributed to institutions throughout the country. Locally, they will show up at US Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, and the San Francisco Art Institute, in addition to St. Marys.

Photo: Susan Tripp Pollard for the Contra Costa Times.