If Danny DeVito was an Italian grandma from South Philly who made
red gravy three times a week, he’d be Dolores Paolino.
Blunt as a pickax handle with a fierce fervor for White Claw hard
seltzers, the 4-foot-5 Paolino earned the nickname “Dolly
Broadway” growing up in South Philly, where she spent every night
out on the town. “I was a party animal,” Paolino said. “It’s a
shame kids don’t know that kind of fun today.”
Now 86, Paolino — under her nickname — has once again earned a
reputation for partying, but this time it’s on social media, where
she’s got more than 1.2 million followers on TikTok and more
than 5,000 on Instagram.
She’s the most Philly Philadelphian I’ve ever seen.