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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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 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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6' (1.83 m)

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Andy [Warhol] was very secluded... Sometimes I would go up to him and suggest something that we could do, and he would listen very nicely and ask Gerard to give me his reply... He wouldn't talk with me directly. He looked down on me, I guess. Took me for a fool, which I guess is what a lot of people do. 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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