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Chelsea Girls (1966)

 -  Drama  -  November 1968 (Denmark)
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigid Berlin ...
Herself - The Duchess (as Brigid Polk)
Randy Borscheidt ...
Himself
Ari Boulogne ...
Himself (as Ari)
Angelina 'Pepper' Davis ...
Herself
Dorothy Dean ...
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Eric Emerson ...
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Patrick Flemming ...
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Ed Hood ...
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Arthur Loeb ...
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Donald Lyons ...
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Gerard Malanga ...
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Marie Menken ...
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Mario Montez ...
Transvestite
Nico ...
Herself
Ondine ...
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

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November 1968 (Denmark)  »

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Made history by becoming the first "underground" film to be shown in a mainstream cinema. In a limited run at New York's Cinema Rendezvous from December 1st 1966. See more »

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[last lines]
Himself - Pope: By the way, "The Bride Of Frankenstein" is the greatest movie ever made. It's just fabulous... Isn't it?
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One of Warhol's Most Interesting
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely an interesting film as directed by Paul Morrissey, who was told what to direct.Brigid Polk was especially funny as the duchess. I am told they were all on speed, and were almost arrested as the hotel Switchboard listened to the duchess make deals. Warhol exploited people and that is fine if you like to be exploited. WHich everyone in the film was. Later when Edie Sedgwick tried to break away and have her footage cut out and refused to make movies anymore, she was banned from the studio when Warhol was profiting very well from the movies. When Mary Woronov tried to break away she was thrown down a flight of stairs, when she asked for profits from the movies. Warhol was a sadistic "artist" talented or not who exploited people. Later when Edie was had finally broke away from him he said"I wish I could film her committing suicide". WHat a great friend. I wish Edie were still alive and he was so she could smack him in the head


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