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By Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett

Anecdotal, humorous, frank, POPism is Warhol’s own view of the Pop phenomenon in big apple within the Nineteen Sixties and a glance again on the relationships that made up the scene on the manufacturing unit, together with his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, concentration of the impending movie Factory Girl. within the indifferent, back-fence gossip variety he was once recognized for, Warhol tells all—the final within tale of a decade of cultural revolution.

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And all over the place we drove via used to be so diverse from big apple. James Meredith had enrolled at Ole leave out simply the 12 months earlier than, yet ny appeared a lot in the direction of Europe than to the Deep South. Dancing golf equipment in Paris have been simply transforming into referred to as discothéques and there have been these types of new looks—the Chelsea glance, Edwardian, Carnaby highway mod. This used to be the summer time while the types and track and attitudes that will presently be shipped over because the English Invasion have been all occurring in London. And with the entire nonstop jet flights, humans have been popping over from Europe forever, 3 or 4 occasions a yr rather than yearly like within the previous days whilst the journey took fourteen hours, and so they began paying for flats right here, too. The minute their planes touched down, they’d pass immediately to dancing areas like L’Interdit, which had opened in ’63, or to Le membership, which was once run via Olivier Coquelin for pals of his just like the Duke of Bedford, Gianni Agnelli, Noël Coward, Rex Harrison, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. , Igor Cassini, Borden Stevenson—the overseas swingers. I sat at Le membership one evening observing Jackie Kennedy, who used to be there in a black chiffon costume all the way down to the ground, along with her hair performed by means of Kenneth—thinking how nice it used to be that hairdressers have been now going to dinners on the White residence. Ole omit appeared beautiful a ways faraway from what was once occurring in manhattan. once we drove cross-country that October of ’63, the ladies have been nonetheless donning cashmere sweaters with little around necklines and tight, immediately fifties skirts. there has been a time hole in these days of as much as 3 years among whilst new models confirmed up in big apple urban and once they filtered out to the remainder of the United States. (By the top of the sixties, although, with media life style pop insurance so speedy and livid, this hole had virtually closed. ) The motion picture marquees we handed have been that includes titles like Cleopatra, Dr. No, and my favourite, The Carpetbaggers, which I’d visible thrice earlier than I left manhattan. We stopped to devour in any respect the Carte Blanche locations. That used to be the bank card I had, and people have been the areas I relied on, besides. yet Taylor received uninterested in that. someplace round Kansas he all started screaming over the “honey-loves” at the radio, “I’m leaving this journey instantly if we don’t devour the place i would like to consume for a metamorphosis! ” He had an enormous factor approximately truck stops and truck drivers. Taylor had a sluggish, effortless, if-anyone-happens-to-care supply. He could simply very sometimes look at Wynn or Gerard or me as he talked, and constantly, as he acquired to the endings of his little tales, he’d raise his chin up up and away and stare out the auto window into the gap as he complete up. He instructed us approximately all of the poetry readings he gave in ’60 down on MacDougal road in a basement theater run via a man who sat round in the course of performances with a shotgun on his lap as the gurus have been attempting to shut him down. One evening, Taylor stated, Leonard Lyons, the newspaper columnist, got here in with Anna Magnani, Tennessee Williams, and Frankie Merlow, Tennessee’s longtime lover.

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