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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 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


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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English | Portuguese

Release Date:

November 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Chelsea-lányok See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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Referenced in Mansfield 66/67 (2017) See more »

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O Editor, Where Art Thou?
9 October 2003 | by harry-76See all my reviews

It was with both amazement and boredom that I viewed this 210-minute film at a college film society series.

At the end, I left with decidedly mixed emotions, which were close to frustration . . . what a waste, I thought.

What could have been truly a unique masterwork with proper editing turned out to be an uneven "rough draft" in search of some benevolent cutting shears.

Either Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol didn't have an artistic eye, after all, or just didn't much care about creating a final polished artwork.

On the plus side was the use of two 35 mm. projectors showing two completely different scenarios side by side. It began with just one full size movie--then when the second projector started, words are inadequate to describe the excitement, thrill and rush of it all! What a concept! The viewer began to wonder about the relationship, if any, between the two stories; then dazzled by the mere experience of watching two different, full size movies simultaneously--and finally annoyed by the sheer length, redundancy and weightiness of the whole matter.

If Paul or Andy didn't have the ability to edit their work effectively, for godsake, why didn't they bring in someone who could? Didn't they realize that takes consistently great footage to support three hours and a half hours of sitting in one spot in a theater (or were they two spaced out to notice?).

"Chelsea Girls" ultimately remains a fatally flawed feature that one can get just as much reading about as viewing. A pity, for this was a tragically missed opportunity in cinematic history.

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