On one of her first visits to the city in the late 60s, the country legend had a very bizarre encounter that changed the tone of her vacation.
In the late 60s, Dolly Parton was visiting New York City with one of her closest friends and longtime personal assistant, Judy Ogle. The country star was only 23-years-old at the time and was just a simple country girl, not really knowing the ins-and-outs of the city life.
As she tells the New York Post, the pair decided to stop by an X-rated movie theater out of simple curiosity.
"We went into some tacky little place around 42nd Street and we didn't like it at all!" She says. "So we left, but there was a guy following us."
Commenting on their appearance at the time, Dolly says that they had "gaudy hair and looked like a couple of prostitutes", adding that the guy started trying to "put the make" on her.
Although she rejected his advances, she admits he was a persistent fella...but Dolly had a little more than makeup and a wallet in her purse.
"Back then, I was just a country girl, and my father had given me a gun to take with me to New York," She tells The Post. "So I had to tell this guy that if he didn’t stop touching me, I’d turn him from a rooster into a hen."
"That’s where that line [from the movie ‘9 to 5’] comes from!"
Dolly has always referred to her signature style of sky-high fake hair and lavish accessories, acrylic nails, and big boobs in a humorous way, admitting she's not trying to be "fashionable".
“I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable”; “It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap, honey.”
With that in mind, we are certain now that nobody would ever mistake her for a prostitute again!
Watch the video below where Dolly tells the backstory behind "9 to 5" and then performs the hit!
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