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

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

November 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Chelsea-lányok See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shown as an "underground" movie at 41st Street Basement Cinémathéque, New York. See more »

Quotes

Ingrid Superstar: Who wants to be an angel?
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Connections

Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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One of Warhol's Most Interesting
7 August 2005 | by big8jacob123See 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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