I’m Gary Baum, a journalist at The Hollywood Reporter, and in 2017 I uncovered the mysterious past of enigmatic L.A. icon Angelyne. My story inspired the new limited series “Angelyne” on Peacock, starring Emmy Rossum. AMA.
My name is Gary Baum and I’m a senior writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where I’ve worked for more than a decade. I focus on investigative features. Topics have included murder, sexual assault, animal mistreatment, elder abuse, high-control groups, medical quackery, police negligence, labor exploitation, racial discrimination, tax evasion, various forms of fraud and myriad corruptions of corporate power. “Angelyne,” a new limited series on Peacock starring Emmy Rossum (Shameless), is based on my revealing coverage of a mysterious L.A. figure. Alex Karpovsky (Girls) portrays a fictionalized version of me on the show.
EDIT, 11:40AM: Thanks everyone — I need to head out to do some reporting now, but this has been great!