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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 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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Ingrid Superstar: Who wants to be an angel?
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Referenced in Andy Makes a Movie (1968) See more »

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Brilliant
26 July 2006 | by pugcharlie-boySee all my reviews

The Chelsea Girls is a film so unique , so frighteningly funny and real that it is in a category by itself. The actors who perform can barely act yet slowly expose their souls in front of Warhol's neutral camera. Any person interested in American art and film has to see this film which is a milestone of twentieth century art. It is more an experience than an entertainment and an experience you will never forget. Warhol, as an artist and filmmaker, set a tone and style that has been adapted by other filmmakers such as the innovative use of split screen (Carrie, Dressed to Kill, as examples). The frightening truth surfaces in each reel of 16mm film in "Chelsea Girls." In an age of Aquarius and the peace movement, "Chelsea Girls" proved to be a wild descent into the hell of damaged souls. One of the most important pieces of Pop Art to be seen.


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