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Paul America (I) (1945–1982)

Paul Johnson, a strapping blonde young man from New Jersey, was reportedly discovered in mid-1965 by theatrical producer Lester Persky at the discotheque Ondine and brought to the attention of Andy Warhol at Warhol's "Factory" (work-living space). According to Warhol, "Paul was unbelievably good-looking - like a comic-strip drawing of Mr. America, ... See full bio »


(age 37) in Florida, USA

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Ciao Manhattan
Superartist Actor
My Hustler
My Hustler Paul - the younger hustler


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 1972 Ciao Manhattan
 1965 My Hustler
Paul - the younger hustler (uncredited)
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 1967 Superartist (Documentary short)
 1965 Screen Test: Paul America (Short)

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I only had two dollars, and the drinks cost two something. So I was waiting at the bar for my friend, realizing my time was short. He turned up and asked me to sit with everybody in the back - Chuck Wein and Andy [Warhol] and Edie [Sedgewick]; they were having a dinner party because Edie had been on the Johnny Carson show that night. When they went back to the Factory, I went with them, and I ... See more »


He starred in only one full-length Warhol film - My Hustler in 1965. He later maintained that he was unaware of what the film was about, saying that "I was on LSD the whole time, and I thought I was just going through some practice motions." He thought that they were supposed to return to the house on Fire Island where My Hustler was shot in order to finish the film, but thought they were unable ... See more »

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