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Ciao Manhattan (1972)

CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 60's through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edie Sedgwick ...
Susan Superstar
Wesley Hayes ...
Butch
...
Mummy
Jeff Briggs ...
Geoffrey (as Geoffrey Briggs)
Paul America ...
Paul
Tom Flye ...
Tom
Gabriel Lampa ...
Mario
Pat Hartley ...
Yoli
Nell Bassett ...
Receptionist
Charlie Bacis ...
Doctor Robert (as Bhavananda)
Jane Holzer ...
Charla (as 'Baby' Jane Holzer)
...
David
Wesley Rand ...
Wes
...
Diana - Vogue editor
Roger Vadim ...
Dr. Braun
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CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 60's through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.

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Trivia

The line "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!" is a reference to comedian Jimmy Durante's enigmatic closing line for his Radio and TV shows. See more »

Goofs

Butch is seen hitch-hiking past a billboard advertising Land of Make Believe and past a graveyard. These locations are along US Route 46 in White Twp, New Jersey. Butch is later seen at the Pocono Diner in Tannersville, PA which is farther west. He says that he is trying to go to New York City but he would have been traveling in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Susan: Where the fuck's my lighter? I've gotta find it. My brother Wesley gave it to me. He gave it to me just before he committed suicide. It's funny. He was the only one who had no sexual interest in me. All my... all my other brothers did. And the ranch hands, the butler, the foremen... and Daddy.
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Connections

Referenced in Sweetest Compassion: The Gunther Palmer Story (2002) See more »

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"Shouldn't All The World Be Dancing?
Written and Performed by Richie Havens
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strange little curio of a film
9 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely an odd little time killer about Edie Sedgwick, an Andy Warhol fledgling who has fallen on hard times, and is living in a swimming pool in Beverly Hills. Very trippy strange little flick, more so pasted together with old clips of Edie in some early Warhol films. Would have served a better purpose as a documentary, but definitely worth checking out. Obviously this is not for all tastes.


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