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Andy Warhol's diaries
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/21/2013|
I flipped through them. Any truly interesting stuff has been edited out. Fluff diaries more like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/18/2013|
I was about half way through them when a roommate's friend borrowed the book without asking and I never saw it again.
The funniest anecdote I can remember is of Andy going on about how much Jeri Hall's armpits stunk during an elevator ride. He speculated that Mick got turned on by it.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/18/2013|
I would have thought the AW Diaries would be required reading for DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/19/2013|
My father used to read it on the toilet
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/19/2013|
"The funniest anecdote I can remember is of Andy going on about how much Jeri Hall's armpits stunk during an elevator ride. He speculated that Mick got turned on by it."
The second is when someone asked Grace Jones if she thought she was white and she said "yes".
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/19/2013|
as is You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/19/2013|
The first printing of the Warhol Diaries was not edited. It was subsequent printings that were. I remember one of the tidbits edited out was Warhol talking about how Calvin Klein wanted a beard and Bianca Jagger was angling for the job. Warhol said, who would believe anyone married to Bianca would be straight? Bianca Jagger was pissed and said this made her look like a gold digger which she wasn't, etc., etc.
I still have my copy but haven't read it in a couple of decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/19/2013|
I didn't know that the later editions were edited, but it makes sense I suppose. Now I'm really annoyed at my old roommate for letting her friend take my first ed.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/19/2013|
Good. I have the hardcover first edition
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/19/2013|
I couldn't believe when Andy describes going off on Bianca Jagger at Halston's. She's coked up (Of course!They were at Halston's after all!),and tries to pull Warhol into a rant she's having about "having the soul of an artist"! She's saying ,"Andy knows,Andy understands,WE know what it's like!" "How painful how lonely,to have the soul of an artist"! I can't remember what he says at Halston's,but he's as mad as he ever seems in the whole rest of the book. When retelling it to PH the next morning he actually calls her a "stupid cunt"! He can't believe her audacity,that she thinks that he and SHE are on the same level artistically. It made me realize how little he swore,previous,and that for all his self doubt he really did know who and what he really was. An extremely hard working artist,and NOT some drugged out whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/03/2013|
[quote]he really did know who and what he really was. An extremely hard working artist
Raising an eyebrow is exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/03/2013|
I pulled this off the shelf after reading this thread. It's still fascinating and funny.
But I can't imagine anyone young giving a damn about it. I'm in my 50s--I know who the people are--but most of the characters are pretty marginal and will be unknown to anyone younger. Cornelia Guest and Catherine Guinness aren't major cultural figures, are they?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/17/2013|
R12 Cornelia was a guest on a recent cooking show on the Food channel if that helps.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/17/2013|
As I recall, Andy had really nasty things to say about a young Anna Wintour.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/17/2013|
I read the Andy's Diary once every year or two. It takes me a couple of weeks maybe more, but I feel transported back to those times. Fascinating period in NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/17/2013|
Wasn't there an entry about Christopher Walken and Mickey Rouke kissing at Studio 54?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/17/2013|
Warhol's Diary is fascinating, R12.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/17/2013|
He's actually quite spot on about a lot of people. He calls Bob Colacello "Dr Jekyl and Mrs. Vreeland."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/19/2013|
Of course they are. They created a world in which DL became possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/19/2013|
Fluff Diaries, more like it. How boring was his life.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/21/2013|
Why does he say "a camp" instead of "campy" as in "so and so was such a camp".
I've never heard that usage of "camp" and I was around when he was famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/21/2013|
You can bet a lot of juicy stuff was cut out BEFORE the first edition.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/21/2013|