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Chelsea Girls (1966)

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
Christian Päffgen ...
Himself (as Ari)
Angelina 'Pepper' Davis ...
Herself
Dorothy Dean ...
Herself
Eric Emerson ...
Himself
Patrick Flemming ...
Himself
Ed Hood ...
Himself
Arthur Loeb ...
Himself
Donald Lyons ...
Himself
Gerard Malanga ...
Son
Marie Menken ...
Mother
Mario Montez ...
Transvestite
...
Herself
Ondine ...
Himself - Pope
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Chelsea-lányok  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The image on the movie's poster was used by English indie band Felt as album art on their incomparable 1984 album, The Splendour of Fear. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ondine - 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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Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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Andy Warhol's Home Movie
10 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is not a movie. It's an exercise in self indulgence. Whoever made this must have thought these people were interesting with interesting things to say and that everybody in the world would be interested in hearing them say it. Well, these people were not interesting and they had nothing interesting to say. At one low point, some lady injects something into the rear-end of a guy and then her own butt and then answers the phone and conducts a lengthy conversation! The film is very poorly made, like the producers just found a camera and began learning how to use it. Many times, the camera zooms close up, the film blurs, scenes go light and dark. They didn't edit out anything, just let the camera roll. Finally, the sound quality is so bad that half the dialogue is unintelligible. I bet nobody in 49 years has actually sat through the whole 4 hours in one viewing. At least their next project, Flesh, had some nudity. Don't waste your time with Chelsea Girls.


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