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Andy Warhol, Silver Screen

A short entry from the Andy Warhol diaries: Friday, April 8, 1977 Went with Jed to see Sissy Spacek in Carrie (cab $2.50, tickets $3). Loved it. Finally somebody did slow motion right.

posted 19 May 2009 in Excerpts. no comments yet

Like to Take a Cement Fix

For your reading pleasure on this hot Monday, an episode in celebrity medicine from The Andy Warhol Diaries: Sunday, December 19, 1976 Went to work (magazines and newspapers for week $26). Lou Reed called and that was the drama of the day. He’d come back from a successful tour, he was a big hit in […]

posted 20 April 2009 in Excerpts. no comments yet

Be a Standing Cinema

Another excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries, this time about the first-place cabin during an airplane ride from Los Angeles to New York: Tuesday, March 29, 1977 John Travolta from Welcome Back, Kotter walked by, sort of said hi to me, sat in front of me. Paddy Chayevsky told the stewardess he wanted to sleep […]

posted 30 March 2009 in Excerpts. 1 comment

Big Shots

A few more excerpts from the Andy Warhol Diaries, these featuring Mick and Bianca Jagger: Saturday, December 25, 1976: Mick sat down next to Bob Colacello and put his arm around him and offered him a pick-me-up, and Bob said, “Why yes, I am rather tired,” and just as he was about to get it, […]

posted 11 March 2009 in Excerpts. no comments yet

Put You All Inside My Show

When The Andy Warhol Diaries was published, I gathered from reviews that the book was just the vacuous ramblings of a star-fucker. But twenty years late to the party, I’ve been reading it, and it’s hugely, constantly entertaining. You don’t get much sense of Warhol’s artistic process from it, true. Instead, you get top-notch dish […]

posted 2 March 2009 in Excerpts. 2 comments