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Andy Warhol Filmography

Gary Comenas (2020)

For cast listings go to "Andy Warhol Actors" here.

Andy Warhol's silent films were shot at the sound speed of 24 frames per second and, during the 1960s, projected at the silent speed of 16 fps resulting in slow motion. The industry standard for silent films increased to 18 fps circa 1970 meaning that today Warhol's silent films are usually projected at that speed - still in slow motion but not as slow as during the 1960s. (AD21) The Warholstars filmography does not include all of Andy Warhol's 472 Screen Tests. For detailed information on the Screen Tests see Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, by Callie Angell.


Connecticut footage

Filmed: Summer 1963

Includes Andy Warhol Films Jack Smith Filming Normal Love. Callie Angell notes that "one of Warhol's earliest films, Bob Indiana, Etc., shows [Eleanor] Ward with Marisol and other artists in Connecticut on a summer's evening." (AD122)


Filmed: July 1963/Completed December 1963 (CB)
Cast: John Giorno (SG144)


Filmed: 1963
Footage of Sarah Dalton who edited Sleep - for use in a commissioned illustration for Harper's Bazaar. (AD58)

Denis Deegan

Filmed: 1963
Cast includes: Denis Deegan (AD61)


Filmed: c: August 1963- end 1964

Series of short films including: Freddy (Freddie) Herko, Johnny Dodd, Mark Lancaster, Gerard Malanga, Naomi Levine, Ed Sanders, Rufus Collins,Baby Jane Holzer, John Palmer, Andrew Meyer, Charlotte Gilbertson, Philip van Renselet, Pierre Restaney, Marisol, Harold Stevenson (SG144/CA/AD122)

Naomi Kisses Rufus

Filmed: c. 1963/64
Cast includes: Naomi Levine, Rufus Collins (SG146)

Stephen Koch:

"... Naomi and Rufus Kiss is various listed as 1963 (Gidal) and 1964 (Crone), but by Mekas not at all. It seems very possible that it was made at the time of the sequence in Kiss.
16mm, B/W, silent, 16 fps. Naomi Levine and Rufus Collins." (SG145)

Jill and Freddy Dancing

Filmed 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: Fred Herko (AD93)

Yvonne Rainer footage

This footage is mentioned in Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art:

"Dick [Richard Bellamy] found space at the Green [Gallery] for at least one of Byar's eastern-inspired minimalist performances in 1963... For one performance Byars donned an egg-shaped headpiece and dressed an accomplice in a white couturier gown. Yvonne Rainer wore a black dress ad heels and danced improvisationally around the 'sea of white boxes' as Andy Warhol's movie camera whirled." (EYE191)

The footnote reads, "A short piece of footage (forty feet) is extant. Callie Angell, e-mail to the author, January 4, 2001. Peter Moore took multiple photographs. Barbara Moore, e-mail to the author, February 19, 2016." (EYE191fn)

The footage is also mentioned in MOV:

Bruce Jenkins: Yvonne "Rainer actually appears in one of Warhol's shortest films, an unreleased roll he shot handheld, standing in the audience at a James Lee Byars event in 1963 at Green Gallery on 57th Street. He captures the start of an improvised solo performance in which Rainer wends her way around a Byars piece on the gallery floor." (MOV57)

Rollerskate/Dance Movie

Filmed: c. late Sept. 1963
Cast includes: Fred Herko (SG144)

In the Stephen Koch filmography, Dance Movie is described as "also known as Roller Skates". But in Popism, Andy Warhol mentions both Roller Skate and Freddy Herko dance footage as separate projects:

Andy Warhol (via Pat Hackett in Popism):

I filmed Freddy three times. The first time was just a short dance thing on a roof. The second was a segment for The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys...And the third was Roller Skate. (POP84)

Elvis at Ferus

Filmed: October 1963
Cast includes: Irving Blum (STR)

Taylor and Me

Filmed 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: Taylor Mead (AD126)

Tarzan and Jane Regained, Sort Of...

Filmed: October 1963
Cast includes: Taylor Mead, Naomi Levine, Dennis Hopper, Claes Oldenburg, Wally Berman, Irving Blum, Gerard Malanga (POP37/44/AD121)

Duchamp Opening

Filmed: October 1963
Cast includes: Irving Blum, Gerard Malanga
A short "newsreel" type of film of the opening of Duchamp's retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum on October 7, 1963. (AD38)

Salome and Delilah

Filmed: Late 1963
Cast includes: Freddy Herko, Debby Lee (SG144)

Stephen Koch describes this film as 16mm/30mins/BW/silent/16fps and notes: "Filmed late 1963. Mekas provides no description, and I have not been able to locate this film. Freddy Herko and Debby Lee. Mekas notes that it exists only in an original print." (SG144)

Haircut No. 1

Filmed: End 1963
Cast includes: Billy Name (Linich), John Daley,
Freddy Herko, James Waring (FAW)

Haircut No. 2

Filmed: c. end 1963
Cast includes: Billy Name (FAW)

Haircut No. 3

Filmed: c. end 1963
(film processed January 1964)
Cast includes: Billy Name, Johnnny Dodd (FAW/DB)

Henry in Bathroom

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: Henry Geldzahler (AD82)

Taylor and John

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes John Giorno, Taylor Mead (AD85/126)

Bob Indiana, Etc.

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: John Giorno (AD85), Marisol, Eleanor Ward

Billy Kluver

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: John Giorno (AD85)

John Washing

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: John Giorno (AD85)

Naomi and John

Filmed: 1963 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: John Giorno (AD85)


Hand Job

Filmed: January 1964
Cast: John Giorno (LD190)

Hand Job is mentioned in Victor Bockris' biography of Andy Warhol.

Victor Bockris:

... in January Andy had shot a second film starring John Giorno [star of Sleep and ex-boyfriend of Warhol]. Hand Job consisted of a shorter approach to the subject of sleep. This time, Warhol would keep his Zapgruder speed film trained on his boy's face while John jerked off. He shot the film in the doorway of the toilet at the back of the Factory. It was so cold, Giorno recalled, you could see your breath. "I said, 'Well how're we gonna do this?'" and then Andy would suck my cock a little bit to get me going. Right after that he shot Blow Job. (LD190)

Blow Job

Filmed: Early 1964
Cast: on-screen actor DeVerne Bookwalter
Willard Maas off-screen (giving blow job)

The dating of this film depends on which source you accept. In Popism, Andy Warhol via Pat Hackett gives the impression it was filmed at the end of 1963. David Bourdon says that it was "filmed in the Factory probably during the early weeks of 1964." (DB174) The Stephen Koch filmography lists it in 1963. (SG144) The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles listed it as 1964 during their Andy Warhol retrospective. Victor Bockris also listed it in 1964 in his filmography. (LD507)

Alan Marlowe/Diane di Prima (AD292)

Filmed: "soon after 29 January, 1964" (RW44)

Poet Diane di Prima and Alan Marlowe were two of the founders of the New York Poets' Theater (see October 29, 1961), later renamed the American Theater for Poets. Marlowe was married to di Prima from 1962 to 1969. (DQ) He was also the lover of Warhol star Freddy Herko.

From Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s by Reva Wolf:

Warhol filmed the short episode-like movie of di Prima and Marlowe... soon after 29 January 1964 when di Prima sent a letter to the artist that alluded to his interest in making a film of the couple: "come see us & shoot a Day in Our House like you said & show the Alan & me pornography -." Warhol ended up filming di Prima and Marlowe for around three minutes, the duration of a 100-foot reel of film, rather than for the originally planned length of one day. Di Prima recalled, "He came and shot a movie. It was a very short movie. A three or five minute movie of me and Alan. Alan is in bed, and he's covered by a tiger skin, which he's stroking the tail of in a very obviously suggestive manner. I get on the bed in a black leotard and tights and kind of trample him. It was a tiny room." (RW44)

Screen Tests

Filmed: 1964 - 1966

Series of more than 400 short films including: Gerard Malanga; filmmaker Barbara Rubin (1964); filmmaker Jonas Mekas (1964); filmmaker and poet Piero Heliczer (1964); poet Allen Ginsberg (c.64/65); John Ashbery (1965); Italian model and one time girlfriend to Gerard Malanga - Benedetta Barzini (1966); fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo (1965); Phoebe Russell (1965); model/actress/granddaughter of designer Elsa Schiaparelli, Marisa Berenson (1965); Nico (1966); Lou Reed (1966); John Wieners, Bob Dylan; Ingrid Superstar; Edie Sedgwick (1965); model Ivy Nicholson; Danny Fields; Billy Name (Linich); Salvador Dali (1966); Donovan (1966); Charles Henri Ford (1966); Rene Ricard (1966); poet Willard Maas (1966); Baby Jane Holzer; Phoebe Russell (1965); Marie Menken - filmmaker/writer/wife of Willard Maas/star of Chelsea Girls (1966); Italian millionaire publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (Benedetta Barzini's stepbrother) Nov. 66; poet Ted Berrigan (1966); Allen Midgette (1966); Anne Buchanan (early '64); and International Velvet (Susan Bottomly) (1966); Andy Warhol's "first superstar" Naomi Levine. (GM25)

The Madness of Lady Bright

Filmed: 1964

Originally a play performed at the Caffe Cino.

Bruce Jenkins: "...in one of the many unreleased films from this period, a complete live recording of Lanford Wilson's play, The Madness of Lady Bright (1964), Warhol begins one take by focusing on a striped cloth under which the titled character is writhing... While not sexually explicit, on the most 'out' projects about Warhol's early films was his documentation of Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright, in its original Caffe Cino production Considered a seminal work in American gay theater, the play focuses on an aging homosexual on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Never finished or released, the film nonetheless signaled a commitment to gay-themed narratives..." (MOV56/57)

Jill Johnston Dancing

Filmed: Early 1964
Cast: Jill Johnston (BN28)

Jill Johnston was a dancer and dance critic for the Village Voice. She also had a drink problem and was committed to Bellevue several times for mental illness. Warhol filmed her dancing in the Factory using a hand-held camera, with the assistance of the artist Ray Johnson. Stills taken by Billy Name during the shooting show the paint and foil in the Factory's bathroom as "freshly applied" and the ceiling of the Factory as only partially painted with silver - confirming that the film is from early 1964, before the Factory paint job was finished. There are at least seven 100 ft. reels of Warhol films in existence labeled Jill Johnston, but it is as yet unknown whether any of those labeled films include this dance footage. (BN28)

Bruce Jenkins: Warhol "made a half dozen short films with the dancer and choreographer Freddy Herko, as well as one of a pas de deux between Herko and the feminist dance critic and performer, Jill Johnston, shot on a Lower East Side rooftop. Johnston appears in one of the first films Warhol shot in the Factory, dancing around the empty space in an improvised solo." (MOV56)


Filmed: Summer, 1964 according to the Mekas/Koch filmography.

According to the first volume of the Andy Warhol film cat. rais., the film was probably shot on the same day as Jill Johnston Dancing. (AD53) In the Stephen Koch filmography, Shoulder is listed as "16mm, 4 minutes, B/W, silent, 16 fps. Filmed summer, 1964. Lucinda Childs' shoulder." (SG145)


Filmed: February 2, 1964
Cast: Robert Indiana (FAW13)

Dinner At Daley's

Filmed March 6, 1964 (AD17/30)

From Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, Volume One by Callie Angell"

The French artist Arman, one of the founders of the Nouveaux Réalistes movement, was known in the 1960s for creating serial accumulations of various substances or objects sealed in Plexiglas boxes; for example, his Poubelles, begun in 1959, contain assemblages of rubbish, while Combustions, begun in 1963, contain assorted burned objects. Arman can also be seen in Warhol's film Dinner at Daley's, a documentation of a dinner performance by the Fluxus artist Daniel Spoerri that Warhol filmed on March 6, 1964. Warhol owned two of Arman's Poubelles and another accumulation called Amphetamines, which were put up for sale at Sotheby's auction of the Andy Warhol Collection in May 1988. (AD30)

Soap Opera

(aka The Lester Persky Story)
(Co-directed by Jerry Benjamin)
Filmed: Pre-Batman Dracula
Cast includes: Baby Jane Holzer, Rufus Collins, Gerard Malanga (UW49/AD121)

Batman Dracula
(aka Dracula)

Filmed: July 1964
(filming went on for weeks (PS213)/months (POP32))
Cast includes: Jack Smith, Baby Jane Holzer, Beverly Grant, Ivy Nicholson, Naomi Levine, David Bourdon, Sam Green, Mario Montez, Gregory Battcock, Mark Lancaster, Rufus Collins, Philip Fagan, Henry Geldzahler, Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Darius de Poleon, Sean Bolger (BN32/POP32/AD73/82/121/126/304)


Filmed: 1964
Cast includes: Walter Dainwood, Ondine, Gerard Malanga (AD57/121)

Bruce Jenkins characterises this film as one which "nonchalantly" depicts "the entirety of the fellation process as just another aspect of daily life." (MOV57)

Jane and Darius

Filmed: 1964
Cast includes: Baby Jane Holzer, Darius de Poleon (AD97/304)


Filmed: July 1964
Cast includes: Gerard Malanga, Piero Helzicer, Naomi Levine, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, John Palmer, Baby Jane Holzer, Ivy Nicholson, Amy Taubin, Ondine, Peter Orlovski, Jack Kerouac, Taylor Mead, Kate Helzicer, Rufus Collins, Joseph LeSeuer, Bingingham Birdie (real name: Richard Stringer), Mark Lancaster, Gloria Wood, Billy Name (Linich), Rufus Collins, Nancy Fish, David Whitney, Henry Geldzahler (SG145/AD82)

Bruce Jenkins: "The dancer and choreographer Kenneth King appears in three rolls of outtakes from Couch (1964), performing a series of leg-stretching exercises." (MOV56)


Filmed: July 25-26, 1964
(Koch & Mekas incorrectly listed date as June 25) (SG144)
Cast: The Empire State Building (FAW)

Henry Geldzahler

Filmed: July 26, 1964
Cast: Henry Geldzahler (FAW)

Taylor Mead's Ass

Filmed: September 5, 1964
Cast includes: Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga (SG145/LD208/AD121)

Six Months

107 sequential Screen Tests shot by Warhol of his then-boyfriend, Philip Fagan, from November 6, 1964 - February 9, 1965. (AD73)

Mario Banana

Filmed: Date Unknown
Cast: Mario Montez (SG145)

In his book, Stargazer, Stephen Koch quotes Jonas Mekas describing this film as "Mario Montez eats a banana". Koch goes on to say that Mekas mentions that "a few other versions" of this film exists. Koch says: "I have never seen any of them, and I was told by Paul Morrissey that the original film was at some point added to footage of another work. I have been unable to determine which." (SG145) Koch lists this film in 1964. 16mm, 4mins. B/W, silent/16fps. (SG145)


Filmed: December 1964
Cast: Mario Montez, Gerard Malanga, Philip Fagan, Carol Koshinskie, offscreen voices are Ronald Tavel, Harry Fainlight and Billy Name (Linich) (SG145)

Mario Montez Dances

Filmed 1964 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: Mario Montez (AD134)

Described by Bruce Jenkins as "a lovely short of Mario Montez dancing in front of one of Warhol's large Flower paintings (1964-65)." (MOV56)

Isabel Wrist

Filmed: 1964
Cast includes: Isabel Eberstadt (AD70)

Imu and Son

Filmed: 1964 (Month unknown)
Cast includes the model Imu and her son (AD102)


Filmed: 1964 (Month unknown)
Cast includes Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead (AD121/126)

Philip and Gerard

Filmed: 1964 (Month unknown)
Cast: Gerard Malanga, Phillip Fagan (AD122)

Thirteen Most Beautiful Women (SG)
(aka Thirteen Most Beautiful Girls (DB) )

Cast includes: Baby Jane Holzer, Anne Buchanan, Sally Kirkland, Barbara Rose, Beverly Grant, Nancy Worthington Fish, Ivy Nicholson, Ethel Scull, Isabel Eberstadt, Jane Wilson, Imu, Marisol, Lucinda Childs, Olga Kluver (SG145)

Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys

Cast includes: Freddy Herko, Gerard Malanga, Denis Deegan, Winthrop Kellogg Edey, Bruce Rudow (POP84/GMW65/SG145)

50 Fantastics and 50 Personalities

Filmed: 1964-66
Cast includes: Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Jim Rosenquist, Zachary Scott, Peter Orlovski, Daniel Cassidy, Harry Fainlight. (SG145)

50 Fantastics and 50 Personalities included Screen Test footage. The Stephen Koch filmography credits the cast as: Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Jim Rosenquist, Zachary Scott, Peter Orlovsky, Daniel Cassidy, Harry Fainlight, "and others". 16mm/BW/silent/16fps. (SG146)

Note: The following films are listed in 1964 in the Victor Bockris filmography: The End of Dawn, Messy Lives, Apple, Pause, Lips.


John and Ivy

Filmed: Early January 1965
Cast: John Palmer, Ivy Nicholson, Darius de Poleon (Ivy Nicholson's son), Sean Bolger (SG146/AD141)

John and Ivy is referred to as Ivy and John in the Koch filmography, with the notation that it was filmed in early January and is 16mm, 35 minutes (24 fps), B/W, sound. (SG146) One site user describes the film as: "a stationary shot of John Palmer and Ivy Nicholson in this tiny apartment. A beam cuts the frame on the left (so from left to right it's one third of the frame; a black beam, two thirds of the frame). Ivy and John walk in and out; the radio plays in the background; they drink and dance; her two kids come in from outside and get a bath off-screen; quality of sound is poor, though Ivy comments on the fact there is a camera. It's essentially a 'domestic drama' (the room is Ivy's kitchen which is really tiny - stove off to right, refrigerator on left)... The sound quality... is poor. The music makes it difficult to hear what they are saying..." (STR)

Screen Test #1
(Scenario by Ronald Tavel)

Filmed at the Factory: January 23, 1965
Cast: Philip Fagan and Ronald Tavel (off-screen) (PS480)

Screen Test #2
(Scenario/Out of frame dialogue by Ronald Tavel)

Filmed: February 7, 1965
Cast: Mario Montez, Ronald Tavel (off-screen) (SG146)

The Life of Juanita Castro
(Scenario by Ronald Tavel)

Written: February 20, 1965/Filmed: March 13 or 14, 1965 (RT)
Premiered March 22, 1965 at the The Cinematheque, NYC
B/W, 16mm sound, 24 fps, 70 mins.
(restored 1989: 66 minutes)
Sound and camera: Buddy Wirtschafter


Ronald Tavel: Onscreen director
Marie Menken: Juanita Castro
Mercedes Ospina: Fidel Castro
Elektrah (Lobel): Raul Castro
Aniram Anipso: Che Guevara

The Family: Harvey Tavel (center with shades); Waldo Dias-Balart (middle row, far left); Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) (middle row, far right); Jinny Bern, Amanda Sherrill, Bonny Gaer, Isadora Rose; Elizabeth Staal; Carol Lobravico (RT)

From POPism:

Waldo [Diaz Balart]'s sister had been married to Fidel Castro, who divorced her right before he became premier. There were glamorous rumors that Waldo had escaped from Cuba with a million dollars in a suitcase... We'd shot The Life of Juanita Castro over at his house on West 10th Street in the Village early that year, with a Ronnie Tavel script inspired by Waldo, and Waldo was also in it. (POP113)

Although the quote from POPism indicates that the film was shot at Waldo's home, it was actually shot at the Factory - but the idea for the film came about at a dinner at Waldo's. (NRG)

Ronald Tavel:

Fidel Castro's brother-in-law, Waldo Dias-Balart, was living in exiled in the center of the row of beautiful 19th century townhouses on the north side (10th Street) of Tompkins Square Park... I myself had visited Cuba after Castro was in office and before travel there for Americans was banned. I'd written short light verse and serious long poems about Cuba, knew a number of Cuban dancers-in-exile and nightclub entertainers and one celebrated stage and soap star, had several close Cuban friends and a Cuban lover, and been introduced by Andy to two very charming, politically active cuban sisters, Aniram Anipso and Mercedes Ospina, etc... Some weeks before Suicide was lensed, Waldo invited Andy and the immediate proteges to dinner. We sat around a classically extended, elegant table in the splendid home... A few drinks and naturally enough the conversation turned to the Cuban revolution and its political intrigues, particularly the in-fighting on the part of the Castro siblings, and most particularly the prima donna Juanita. Andy became fascinated and said we should do the life of story of Juanita Castro... (RT)

Juanita later admitted in her book, My Brothers Fidel and Raul: The Secret Story, that she had collaborated with with the CIA.

(aka Drunk)

Filmed: January 1965
Cast: Emile de Antonio (BN36)

Suicide (Screen Test #3)
(Scenario and impromptu monologue by Ronald Tavel)

Filmed: March 6, 1965
Cast: 'Rock B.' (PS486/RT)

(Scenario by Ronald Tavel)

Filmed: March 1965
Cast includes: Larry Letreille, Gregory Battcock, Daniel Cassidy, Jr., Tosh Carillo, Norman R. Glick, Harvey Tavel (short, non-speaking appearances by Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Andy Warhol) (SG146/NG)

(Scenario by Ronald Tavel/ Cameraman: Bud Wirtschafter)

Filmed: March 1965
Cast includes: Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick (non-speaking role), Ondine, Tosh Carillo, Larry Letreille, Jacques Potin, John MacDermott (SG146)


Filmed: Immediately after Vinyl
Cast includes: Marie Menken, Willard Maas, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga (SG146/AD130)

Jonas Mekas notes that Andy Warhol's film, Bitch,"exists in original only". Stephen Koch describes it as 16 mm/70 minutes/B&W/sound/24fps. With Marie Menken, Willard Maas, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga. (SG146)

Poor Little Rich Girl
(Directorial Assistance: Chuck Wein)

Filmed: March/April 1965
Cast: Edie Sedgwick (SG146)


Filmed: April 1965
Cast: Edie Sedgwick (SG147)

Stephen Koch describes Face by Andy Warhol as: 16mm/70mins/BW/sound/24fps, with Edie Sedgwick listed as the sole cast member.

(Chuck Wein assisted with the shooting and script)

Filmed: June 26, 1965 (GBA)
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Bibbe Hansen (SG146) and Donald Lyons, Sandy Kirkland, Ann Reynolds and David Sulzberger. (GBA)


Filmed: May 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Roger Trudeau, Donald Lyons, Elecktrah, David McCabe, Rene Ricard (SG146)


Filmed: June 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Arthur Loeb, Donald Lyons, Dorothy Dean (SG147)

Beauty No 1

Filmed: c. 1965
Cast: Edie Sedgwick (FAW22)

Beauty No. 2
( Writer and Assistant Director: Chuck Wein)

Filmed: Early July 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Gino Piserchio, Gerard Malanga, Chuck Wein (off-screen) (SG147/AD121)

Beauty No. 2, starring Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio, premiered at the Film-Makers' Cinematheque at the Astor Place Playhouse on July 17, 1965. (DB217)

aka Space (Since)

Filmed: Late June or early July, 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Eric Anderson, Ed Hennessey, Dorothy Dean, Norman Levine (BN52)

Factory Diaries (Video)
(Eleven 30 min. 1" reel-to-reel black and white videotapes)

Filmed: From c. July 1965
Includes: Paul Johnson [Paul America], Billy Name, Ondine, Edie Sedgwick (VT13)

Outer and Inner Space

Filmed: August 1965
Cast: Edie Sedgwick

John G. Hanhardt (Curator, Film and Video Whitney Museum and Director of The Andy Warhol Film Project (1991)):

In 1965, a video magazine offered to lend Warhol a Norelco reel-to-reel video recorder and player in order to write an article about his use of the equipment. It was definitely a learning experience, with Paul Morrissey, who was emerging as Warhol's key film adviser and later director, behind the camera. They encountered numerous problems working with the equipment, and no projects were initiated or developed. However, pieces were shot, including party and dance footage and a sequence showing Billy Name getting a haircut on a fire escape. An extraordinary sequence shows Edie Sedgwick in profile, speaking to Andy Warhol off-screen about Alice in Wonderland as an idea for a film and about the play of initials between Andy Warhol and Alice in Wonderland. This work was deliberately experimental, although the lighting and black background, along with the off-screen intereview technique, were to be developed further in the television shows. Yet the Norelco material, which is in the process of being restored and preserved, was a short-lived experiment at the Factory. Frustration with the equipment led Warhol to abandon video. (VT3)

(aka Girls In Prison)

Filmed: July 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Bibbe Hansen, Marie Menken (BN54)

The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders

Filmed: c. July 1965
Cast: As per title (BN66)

According to Debra Miller in the book, Billy Name Stills From the Warhol Films, in approximately July 1965, "members of the Fugs and the Holy Modal Rounders performed en masse for one of Andy Warhol's impromptu portrait reels while Billy [Name] photographed their in-house performance." It is unknown how long this film is or whether it still exists. A still taken at the time of the filming by Billy Name shows the band members as John Anderson (bass guitar), Steve Weber (rhythm guitar), Ken Weaver (conga drum), Vinnie Leary (guitar), Tuli Kupferberg (tamborine) and Ed Sanders (maracas).

Ed Sanders was also the owner of the Sanders's Peace Eye bookstore on East Tenth Street near Avenue A. Warhol knew Sanders since 1963 through Jonas Mekas and the underground film scene. Andy Warhol did banners for the Peace Eye in February of 1965 - and had also attended performances of the Fugs. (BN66)

Paul Swan

Filmed: Autumn 1965
Cast: Paul Swan (SG147)

My Hustler
(Chuck Wein is sometimes credited as Director of this film)

Filmed: September 1965
Cast includes: Paul America, Ed Hood, John MacDermott, Genevieve Charbin, Joseph Campbell, Dorothy Dean (SG147)

My Hustler II

Filmed 1965 after My Hustler

Unreleased footage consisting of My Hustler: In Apt. and My Hustler: Ingrid.
Cast(s) include(s): Paul America, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Pat Hartley and Ingrid Superstar. (AD89, 197)


Filmed October 1965
Cast includes: Paul Swan, Baby Jane Holzer, Mar-Mar Donyle, Jodie Babs, Tally Brown, Jack Smith, Fu-Fu Smith, Tosh Carillo, Mario Montez, Gerard Malanga, Donyale Luna (SU130)

More Milk, Yvette
aka Lana Turner

Filmed: November 1965
Cast includes: Mario Montez, Paul Caruso, Richard Schmidt (SG147)
Note: Although the Koch/Mekas filmographies list Ronald Tavel as the screenwriter, he actually had nothing to do with the film. (RT)

According to Koch, the premiere of More Milk, Yvette took place during the mixed media performance presented by Andy Warhol at the Cinematheque during the second week of February. 16mm/70mins/BW/sound/24fps/scenario by Ronald Tavel (SG147)


Filmed: December 1965
Cast includes: Edie Sedgwick, Billy Name (Linich) (SG147)

The Closet
(Originally part of The Chelsea Girls)

Filmed: Month unknown
Cast: Nico, Randy Bourscheidt (TM)


Ari and Mario

Filmed: Month unknown
Cast includes: Mario Montez, Nico, Ari Boulogne (BAM)

Ari and Mario is a recently restored 66 minute film by Andy Warhol of Nico hiring drag queen Mario Montez to babysit her son Ari. Nico claimed that Ari's father was French film star Alain Delon in real life, although Delon denied the claim.

3 Min. Mary Might

Filmed 1966
Screen Test compilation film
Cast includes "Archie"

Eating Too Fast
(aka Blow Job #2)

Filmed: Month unknown
Cast includes: Gregory Battcock (LD/SG148)

A remake of Blow Job with art critic Gregory Battcock on the receiving end. The title comes from a segment of the film where Battcock chokes on a an apple he's eating and his unidentified partner tells him, "You shouldn't eat so fast."

The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony of Sound

Filmed: January 1966
Cast includes: Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Nico, N.Y.P.D. (SG147)

(aka The Most Beautiful Woman in the World
aka The Shoplifter or The Fourteen Year Old Girl)
(Scenario by Ronald Tavel/Music by John Cale and Lou Reed)

Filmed: February 1966
(Note: Stephen Koch attributes this film to November 1965)
Cast includes: Mario Montez, Mary Woronov, Harvey Tavel, Ingrid Superstar, Ronald Tavel, Gerard Malanga, Rick Lockwood, James Claire, Randy Borscheidt, David Meyers, Jack Smith, Arnold Rockwood, Roderick Clayton (BN68/AD54)


Filmed: Pre-June 1966 (unreleased)
Cast includes: Roderick Clayton (AD54)

Withering Heights

Filmed: c. March 1966 (Unreleased)
Cast includes: Charles Aberg as Heathcliff and Ingrid Superstar as Cathy. (AD26)


Filmed: 1966
Cast includes: Susan Bottomly


Filmed: Pre-April 1966
Cast: Unknown (DB225)

Whips was one of the films mentioned in a half page ad in the April 7, 1966 issue of the Village Voice, advertising The Exploding Plastic Inevitable show at the Dom. The other Andy Warhol films mentioned as being shown at the club included Vinyl, Sleep, Eat, Kiss, Empire, Faces, Harlot, Hedy, Couch, and Banana. (DB225)

Salvador Dali

Filmed: Pre-April 1966
Cast includes: Salvador Dali, Gerard Malanga (TM/AD121)

When Salvador Dali was shown at the Andy Warhol film retrospective at the Tate Modern in London in February/March 2002, the events pamphlet for the retrospective described the film as a "newly discovered" 22 minute reel which was used "as a background to performances of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, and consists of several Screen Tests and the legendary Whip Dance to accompany Venus in Furs." (TM)

The Beard

Filmed: Date unknown (according to Bockris, the film had been made by May 1966)
Cast includes: Gerard Malanga, Mary Woronov (LD263)


Filmed: Pre-The Chelsea Girls 1966
Cast includes: Mary Woronov, International Velvet (Susan Bottomly), Unidentified surfer, Ed Hood (BN70/AD98)

Debra Miller writes in the book Billy Name Stills From the Warhol Films:

"Superboy was never screened for the public. It remains one of Warhol's unknown films, hitherto uncatalogued in filmographies and unpublished in art historical literature. Nevertheless, one of the images associated with its production - of the young Superstar International Velvet - is among the most famous of Billy Name's Factory Fotos. Above all, the film and its stills comprise an homage to beauty, both male and female. The cast includes an unidentified boy surfer in the title role, along with two of the women featured in The Chelsea Girls, Mary Woronov and International Velvet." (BN70)


Filmed: 1966 (Unreleased reel for The Chelsea Girls)
Cast includes: Patrick Fleming (AD78)

The Chelsea Girls
(Strobe lighting during Eric Emerson scene by Billy Name (Linich))

Filmed: Summer 1966
Cast includes: Marie Menken, Mary Woronov, Gerard Malanga, Ingrid Superstar, International Velvet (Susan Bottomly), Angelina 'Pepper' Davis, Ondine (Bob Olivio), Rene Ricard, Ronna Paige, Ed Hood, Patrick Flemming, Mario Montez, Eric Emerson, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Nico, Ari Boulogne (SG148)

(aka Gerard Malanga Reads Poetry (SG))

Filmed: Post-The Chelsea Girls 1966
Gerard Malanga (FAW28)

Bufferin Commercial

Filmed: 1966 (Month unknown)
Cast includes: Baby Jane Holzer, Mario Montez, Gerard Malanga, Mario Montez (AD97/121/134)


Filmed: 1966 (Two versions: B/W and color)
Cast includes: Susan Bottomly, David Croland, Randy Bourscheidt) (AD41)

The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards

Filmed: 1966
Cast includes Susan Bottomly (AD41)


Filmed: October 5, 1966 (AD29-30)
Cast: Pierre Antoine Muracciolo, Nico, Susan Bottomly (International Velvet)

Marcel Duchamp

Filmed: October 7, 1966
Three film portraits of Duchamp shot at the opening of Hommage à Caissa at the Cordier and Ekstrom Gallery in NY - a benefit for the Marcel Duchamp fund of the American Chess Foundation. (AD66)

Dentist: Nico

Filmed: Autumn 1966
Cast includes: Denis Deegan (AD61)


Filmed: Autumn 1966
Cast includes: Denis Deegan (AD61)


Filmed: Autumn 1966
Cast includes: Denis Deegan (AD61)

Ivy and Denis I

Filmed: Autumn 1966 (AD61)

Ivy and Denis II

Filmed: Autumn 1966 (AD61)

Tiger Morse (1966)

Bill Horrigan: "For Topicality unleashed and unrehearsed, few of WArhol's films can rival Tiger Morse (1966), an amphetamine-driven monologue in which the eponymous fashion designer comments on New York motocycle cops ('In the 19th precinct they're 100 percent faggot'), the Ku Klux Klan ('I don't know how they do it because their robes get in the way'), and an angry woman telling that she should be sent to Vietnam for selling a 'Ronald Reagan Is a Lesbian' button. It's like hearing the id of 1966 resurrected as a rant" (MOV58)

Tiger Hop

Filmed: Autumn 1966
Cast includes: Piero Heliczer (AD90)

Tiger's Place

Cast includes Richard Rheem. (AD161)

The Andy Warhol Story

Filmed: Autumn 1966
Cast: Edie Sedgwick, Rene Ricard, Piero Heliczer, Richard Rheem (EDIE285/AD90)

Since aka The Kennedy Assassination

Filmed Autumn 1966
Cast includes: Gerard Malanga, Ondine, Mary Woronov, Susan Bottomly, Randy Bourscheidt, Ronnie Cutrone, Walter Dainwood, Richard Rheem, Henry Geldzahler (in Ondine #1 reel) (LD262/BAM/AD41/82)

Andy Warhol's film, The Kennedy Assassination is mentioned in the Victor Bockris biography of Andy Warhol (see references). Bockris says that "Gerard felt humiliated when Andy stuck him in a minor role in an epic movie, The Kennedy Assassination. (LD262) Malanga and Ronnie Cutrone alternated the roles of Jack Ruby and Lee Harvard Oswald. (AD57)

Susan - Space (colour version)

Cast includes: Susan Bottomly, Richard Rheem (AD161)

Ingrid and Richard

Cast includes: Ingrid Superstar, Richard Rheem (AD161)


Filmed October 5, 1966
Cast includes Nico, Pierre Antoine Muracciolo, Susan Bottomly (AD30)

The Bob Dylan Story

Filmed c. October 1966
Cast includes: Paul Caruso, Marlowe Dupont, Susan Pile, Susan Bottomly, John Cale, Richard Rheem (UT79/AD41)

Mrs. Warhol
(aka The George Hamilton Story)

Filmed: November 1966
Cast includes: Julia Warhola, Richard Rheem (LD263/AD161)

According to Warhol biographer Victor Bockris, Andy Warhol filmed his mother, Julia, in November 1966, in her basement apartment. She played "an aging peroxide movie star with a lot of husbands." About this film, Andy said: "We're trying to bring back old people." (LD263)

Susan Pile, who worked at the Factory at the time, recalled a film that Warhol made called The George Hamilton Story which featured Mrs. Warhola:

Susan Pile [November 1966]:

"...I was at Andy’s house this week (a truly rare privilege, but Paul Morrissey nabbed me at the Factory to go up and make phone calls for him). He filmed the George Hamilton story with his mother as star - her screen debut. I held the microphone, went totally berserk with it with the result that there are many phallic protusions in the finished film. See Esquire this month for an interview with Mrs. Warhola, who speaks to Andy in Czechoslovakian and can only rattle off to others a garbled English. She’s a very sweet old lady..." [S]

Julia Warhola died in November 1972. Warhol did not attend the funeral and continued to give the impression that she was still alive to people who would ask about her.

David Bourdon:

"Andy did not mention his mother's death to any of his close friends. Fred Hughes accidentally found out she had died when he happened to answer a phone call from Andy's brother, John. Jed Johnson did not learn of her death until the summer of 1975, when he saw James Warhola, Paul's son, and asked, 'How's your grandmother doing?' As late as 1976, when friends asked about his mother, Andy said, 'Oh, she's great. But she doesn't get out of bed much." (DB322)

Richard and Mary

Filmed: c. November/December 1966
Cast includes: Richard Rheem, Mary Woronov (AD161)

Richard and Mary II

Cast includes: Richard Rheem (AD161)

Kiss The Boot

Filmed: Winter 1966
Cast includes: Gerard Malanga, Mary Woronov (BN84)

Nancy Fish and Rodney

Filmed: Late 1966 (33 mins.)
Cast includes: Nancy Fish and Rod La Rod. (AD78/MOV58)

Bill Horrigan: Nancy Fish and Rodney (1966) is too oblique and slack to offer a coherent comment on race, but it does gesture toward sending up Southern gothic drama, with Nancy's skin darkened so she can pass as a 'colored girl' involved with white Southerner Rod La Rod. As Callie [Angell] remarks in her notes, "Remarkably tasteless idea for a film, I must say.'" (MOV58-9)


Filmed: 1966 (Month unknown)
(AD302 fn. 127)


Filmed: 1966 (Month unknown)
(AD302 fn. 127)

Allen in Jail

Filmed: 1966 (Month unknown)
(AD302 fn. 127)

A Christmas Carol
(Based on play by Soren Agenoux)

Filmed: c. 1966/67
Cast includes: Ondine (FAW31)

(aka Four Stars or The 25 Hour Movie or The 24 Hour Movie)

Filmed: 1966/67
Cast includes: Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Ondine, Nico, Ivy Nicholson, Edie Sedgwick, International Velvet (Susan Bottomly), Allen Midgette, Dickin, Brigid Berlin, Taylor Mead, Patrick Tilden Close, Andrea Feldman, Ingrid Superstar, Tally Brown, Eric Emerson, Viva, Orion, Baby Jane Holzer, Katrina Toland and just about everyone else (FAW148) Footage included the films Mary I, Tiger Hop, Barbara and Ivy, Ivy and Don McNeil, Philadelphia Stable, Sally Kirkland, Viva and Taylor, Taylor, Lil Picard. (AD49/97)


Imitation of Christ

Filmed: c. January/May 1967
Cast includes: Andrea Feldman, Patrick Tilden Close, Taylor Mead, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Nico, Ondine, Tom Baker, Katrina Toland (BN104/POP241/RR)

Ed Hood

Filmed: 1967 (Included as Reel 42 in **** (Four Stars))
Cast includes: Patrick Fleming, Ed Hood (AD78)
Described in Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne Volume One as a thirty-three minute reel in which he [Ed Hood] pretends to be a mental patient undergoing examination in a Boston doctor's office, which was included as Reel 47 in **** (Four Stars).(AD98)

Donyale Luna

Filmed: 1967 Cast includes: Donyale Luna

I, a man

Filmed: Late July 1967
Cast includes: Tom Baker, Ivy Nicholson, Ingrid Superstar, Valerie Solanas, Cynthia May, Bettina Coffin, Ultra Violet, Nico, Stephanie Graves (SG149/EMGA)

The Loves of Ondine

Filmed: c. August (Viva filmed her segment on August 5th) 1967
Cast includes: Ondine, Viva, Joe Dallesandro, Angelina Davis, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Ivy Nicholson, Katrina Toland (POP228-9/FAW)

Philadelphia Stable

Described by Bill Horrigan as "Ondine in lushly rendered home country. Nothing much happens in this silent film until an unnamed, shirtless young man is thrown from his horse; observing from a distance, Warhol's camera is briefly turned off at this unexpected mishap, but once it's clear that the rider isn't seriously injured, we zoom in to witness his resilience." (MOV56) (Previously listed as one of the fims in **** (Four Stars).

Bike Boy

Filmed: August 1967
Cast includes: Joe Spencer, Viva, Ed Weiner, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Ingrid Superstar, George Ann, Bruce Ann, Vera Cruz, Ann Wehrer (SG150/EMGA)

Tub Girls

Filmed: After Loves of Ondine & Bike Boy/Before Nude Restaurant 1967
Cast includes: Viva, Abigail Rosen, Alexis de la Falaise, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Taylor Mead (BN124/AD126)

An interview with Abigail Rosen can be found here.

Nude Restaurant

Filmed: October 1967
Cast includes: Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Allen Midgette, Ingrid Superstar, Julian Burroughs (BN124)

Construction - Destruction - Construction

Filmed: November 1967 (RC48)
Cast includes: Viva, Taylor Mead, Julian Burroughs and Lil Picard

Construction - Destruction - Construction was an event held by Lil Picard against the war in Vietnam which Warhol filmed in November 1967. Appearing in the film were Taylor Mead, Viva, Julian Burroughs and Lil Picard. (RC48)


Filmed: c. late 1967 (after meeting Fred Hughes)
Cast: Nico (off-screen) (LD280)

Note: The Bockris filmography also lists Withering Sighs and Vibrations in 1967.

Victor Bockris:

"At the beginning of 1967, Warhol began working on three new films [Loves of Ondine, Imitation of Christ and Vibrations] in the Chelsea Girls mode, using the same actors and methods of improvised dialogue and one-take filming... Vibrations was again about the Kennedy assassination, black magic, and 'love situations', as Andy described them, in which actors like Rene Ricard and Ivy Nicholson were thrown together to insult and hit one another... Vibrations was to be the Warhol marathon endurance test - forty-eight hours of film that would run for twenty-four hours on a split screen." (L&D266)

Vibrations is described in Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 1, as "the original working concept from 1966 for the immensely long film that would eventually become the twenty-five hour **** (Four Stars)." (AD141)


Lonesome Cowboys

Filmed: Last week of January 1968
Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Eric Emerson, Julian Burroughs, Alan Midgette, Tom Hompertz, Francis Francine (JOE52)

San Diego Surf
(aka The Surfing Movie aka Surfing)

Filmed: May 1968
Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Ingrid Superstar, Eric Emerson, Tom Hompertz (JOE64)

Directed by Paul Morrissey/Produced by Andy Warhol

Filmed Aug/Sept. 1968
Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Maurice Braddell, Geri Miller, Louis Waldon, Bob Dallesandro (Joe's brother) (JOE72)

Blue Movie

Filmed: October 1968
Cast: Viva, Louis Waldon (FAW36)


Directed by Paul Morrissey

Filmed: October 1969
Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Geri Miller, Bruce Pecheur, Michael Sklar, Andrea Feldman, Diane Podel, Jane Forth, Holly Woodawn (JOE90)

Women in Revolt
(aka P.I.G.S.)

Directed by Paul Morrissey.

Filmed: 1970-71
Cast includes: George Abagnalo, Penny Arcade, Baby Betty, Maurice Braddell, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Jane Forth, Johnny Kemper, Martin Kove, Jonathan Kramer, Duncan MacKenzie, Sean O'Meara, Michael Sklar, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Paul Kilb, Prindeville Ohio, Frank Cavastani (FPM55/EMGA)

(aka Beauties (JOE104))

Filmed: September 1970
Cast includes: Michael Sklar, Donna Jordan, Max Delys, Patti D'Arbanville, Karl Lagerfield, Coral Labrie, Peter Greenlaw, Corey Tippen, Jane Forth (LD339) (Mama Cass Elliot performed the title track of the film. (AD70))


Filmed: last week of June/1st week of July 1971
Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, Andrea Feldman, Pat Ast, Ray Vestal, Lester Persky (billed as P.J. Lester), Eric Emerson, Harold Childe, John Hallowell, Gary Koznocha, Pat Parlemon, Bonnie Walder, Gary Koznocha (JOE108/EMGA)

Factory Diaries (Video)
(1/2" reel-to-reel videotapes of varying lengths in both black-and-white and colour.)

Filmed: 1971-78
Cast includes: Peter Beard, Brigid Berlin, David Bowie, Gil Cagne, Truman Capote, Bob Colacello, Jackie Curtis, Ronnie Cutrone, Candy Darling, Divine, Pat Hackett, Chris Hemphill, Dennis Hopper, Fred Hughes, Mick Jagger, Jed Johnson, Udo Kier, Yves Saint Laurent, Christopher Makos, Sylvia Miles, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Paul Morrissey, Nico, Paloma Picasso, Lee Radziwill, Lou Reed, Walter Steding, Monique Van Vooren, Verushka, Ultra Violet, Andy Warhol, Julia Warhola, John Waters, Niki Weymouth (VT13)

John G. Hanhardt, Curator, Film and Video Whitney Museum and Director of The Andy Warhol Film Project (1991)):

It was the beginning of 1970, when Warhol acquired a Sony Portapak, a reel-to-reel 1/2 inch system, that he seriously began to explore the video medium. This was shortly after he had started to publish Interview magazine (October 1969) but before Vincent Fremont came on staff full-time with the Andy Warhol Studio in 1971. These events were significant: Fremont and Warhol began developing test ideas for ongoing television series... and the Factory Diaries, which began in earnest in late 1971 and continued, first in black-and-white and later in color, regularly through 1976 and more infrequently thereafter. (VT3)


Filmed: 1971
Cast: Water cooler (AWM36)

From Andy Warhol 365 Takes by the staff of the Andy Warhol Museum:

Andy Warhol's only intentionally produced piece of 'video art' came about when Yoko Ono invited him to participate in her exhibition entitled Water Talk, held at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, in October 1971. The invitation asked that Warhol and other invited artists 'produce with her a water sculpture, by submitting a water container or idea of one which would form half of the sculpture. Yoko will supply the other half - water." For the project, Warhol chose to create a videotape - a single 32 minute take of a water cooler from a fixed camera position, the soundtrack consisting of a group of friends, including himself and Paul Morrissey, gossiping around the water cooler at the Factory. At the exhibition, Water was shown on a monitor and a videocassette copy was displayed alongside. Yoko Ono had wanted to immerse the cassette in water as per the premise of the show, but Warhol refused.

Water, 1971/ 1/2" videotape, black and white, sound, 32 min.

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

Directed by Paul Morrissey

(aka Flesh for Frankenstein - shot in 3D)
Filmed: Two months of filming beginning early March 1973 - at the same time as Andy Warhol's Dracula
Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Monique Van Voreen, Udo Kier, Arno Juering, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Srdjan Zelenovic, Nicoletta Elmi, Marco Liofredi, Liu Bosisio, Fiorella Masselli, Cristina Gaioni, Rosita Torosh, Carla Mancini (JOE120)

The Victor Bockris book on Warhol incorrectly gives the impression that Andy Warhol's Frankenstein and Andy Warhol's Dracula were filmed in the Summer of 1973. (In early August of that year, Warhol was in Italy filming his cameo appearance in The Drivers Seat with Elizabeth Taylor.)

Bob Collacello, who worked for Andy Warhol at the time, remembers the filming in spring 1973: "Andy Archie, and Fred commuted between New York and Rome that spring while Frankenstein and Dracula were being shot at Cinecitta. It was a tough schedule: Ponti had given them eight weeks, and an $800,000 budget, to shoot both movies back to back." (BC145)

Colacello's recollection is backed up by that of Joe Dallesandro, who starred in both films. In Little Joe Superstar (based on conversations with Joe as well as independent research), author Michael Ferguson confirms that the two films were shot "back-to-back over a two month period beginning in early March, 1973." (JOE120)

In David Bourdon's book on Warhol, he says that the films were made back to back in four weeks, rather than the two month period attributed by Ferguson and Collacello. (DB346)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein was rated X and premiered in the United States in May 1974. Dracula was released in 1975. (DB346)

Andy Warhol's Dracula
(aka Blood for Dracula)

Directed by Paul Morrissey.

Cast includes: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Arno Juerging, Maxime McKendry, Milena Vukotic, Dominique Darel, Stefania Casini, Silvia Dionisio, Inna Alexeievna, Gil Cagne, Emi Califri, Eleonora Zani, Vittorio De Sica, Roman Polanski (uncredited - man in tavern) (JOE120)

Vivian's Girls (Video)

Filmed: c. 1973
Cast includes: Brigid (Polk) Berlin, Candy Darling, Nancy North, Paul Palmero (PS184/VT4)

Vivian's Girls consists of 10 black and white videotapes (1/2" reel to reel), each lasting approximately 30 minutes, produced and directed by Andy Warhol and Vincent Fremont.

About Vivian's Girls, Warhol scholar Patrick Smith wrote: "For a one-year period at the same time that Warhol produced Pork, the artist videotaped Vivian's Girls. Similar in spirit to his film Chelsea Girls, this television program, which has never been released is a series of encounters by Warhol's associates. Vivian's Girls is a soap opera that was taped twice a week in Warhol's studio. It concerns a boarding house owned by the title character. From what little is known about it, Warhol used stock characters, improvised dialogue and a single set." (PS184)

John G. Hanhardt (Curator Whitney Museum Film and Video and Director of The Andy Warhol Film Project - 1991):

"During this time, Warhol was involved in developing, with Vincent Fremont, ideas and scripts for television. The first of these, Vivian's Girls (1973), was to be a television show loosely structured around a group of models and drag queens who were living together. Shot on location, it featured Brigid (Polk) Berlin, Candy Darling, Nancy North, Paul Palmero, and others. The production, which was never finally edited or shown, played with soap opera forms and, according to Fremont (who scripted it), was inspired by both The Chelsea Girls (1966) and Gregory La Cava's Stage Door (1937). Vivian's Girls evolved into another video production, Phoney (1973)..." (VT4)

Phoney (Video)
(aka Phonies (BC140))

Cast includes: Candy Darling, Maxime de la Falaise, John Richardson, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Charles Rydell, Susan Blonde (UW73)

Nothing Special footage (Video)

Filmed: c. 1975
Cast includes: Brigid Berlin (Polk), Paloma Picasso, Nicky Weymouth, Angelica Huston, Joan-Juliet Buck (UW74/AB)

In the book, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), published in 1975, Andy Warhol refered to the "great unfulfilled ambition" of his life - his own regular televisiion show. In the book, he tells 'B' (Brigid Berlin) that he is going to call his show Nothing Special. (AB)

In the seventies Vincent Fremont and Bob Colacello had written a treatment of the show for John Kluge, chairman of Metromedia (and later, in the eighties, deemed the second-richest man in America by Forbes magazine). Warhol and Colacello had met him at one of the dinners they attended at the Iranian Embassy. But he "hurriedly" rejected the TV show idea. (BC286)

Vincent Fremont:

"[Nothing Special] was another idea that Andy had for the name of another TV series. There wasn't really a complete idea of what this TV series would be about, but we did various tests including monologues by different people, the best done by Brigid Berlin. Her monologue about money is one of the highlights. We also practiced with Brigid doing newscasts. I taped Paloma Picasso and Nicky Weymouth for a talk-show format, Angelica Huston and Joan-Juliet Buck as well." (UW74)

Fight (Video)

Filmed: c. 1975
Cast includes: Brigid Berlin (Polk), Charles Rydell (see Phoney above) (UW73)

Fight starred Charles Rydell and Brigid Berlin. According to Vincent Fremont, the idea for the footage came from Warhol's idea of developing a TV show about "a couple continuously fighting'. (UW73) Bob Collacello recalled that originally the footage was filmed for Phoney - Warhol had suggested dong a television show on the phone saying "It can be people calling each other up and fighting." (BC141) The Fight tape and some of the footage taped for Phoney were shown in 1991 at the Whitney in Andy Warhol's Video & Television Retrospective. (UW73)

The 1975 date for Fight is the 'official' date attributed to the video. If, as Colacello suggests, Fight was initially filmed as part of Phoney the actual filming probably took place earlier - as the "official" date attributed to Phoney is 1973.

Andy Warhol's Bad

A Warhol production but not directed by him.

Filmed: Spring 1976
Screenplay by George Abagnalo and Pat Hackett
Directed by Jed Johnson (Andy Warhol's boyfriend - see 1968)

Cast includes: Carroll Baker, Gordon Oas-Heim, Cyrinda Fox, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Susan Tyrrell, Mary Boylan, Perry King, Michael Forella, Kitty Bruce, Tere Tereba, Renee Paris, Stefania Casini, John Starke, Ruth Jaroslow, Geraldine Smith, Maria Smith, Michael Sullivan, Tito Goya, Charles McGregor, Brigid Berlin (Polk), Lawrence Tierney, Matthew Reich, Charles Welch, Tom Quinn, Richard Cummings, Vasco Valladares, Barbara Hunt, Pat Way, Robert Hodges, Barbara Allen, Susan Blond, Jane Forth, Tamara Horax, Jerry Rosenberg, John Dunn, Joe Lambie (LD396)

Fashion (1979-1980) (TV Series)

Ten 30 min. episodes on 3/4" videotape, colour, sound

Andy Warhol's TV (Manhattan Cable TV) (1980-1982) (TV Series)

Eighteen 30 min. episodes on 3/4" videotape

Andy Warhol's TV on Saturday Night Live (1981)

Three short segments lasting about 1-2 mins. on 1" videotape

Andy Warhol's TV (Madison Square Network) (1983) (TV Series)

Nine 30 min. episodes on 1" videotape, colour, sound

Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes (MTV) (TV Series) (1985-1987)

Five 30 min. episodes incl. pilot on 1" videotape, colour, sound

Music Videos

Filmed: c. 1981-1986
Includes: The Cars, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Miguel Bose, Walter Steding, Loredana Berte (UW76/VT14-16)

Vincent Fremont:

"Andy wanted us to be producing not only the TV show, but camera-for-hire projects, like fashion-promo videos and music videos. Our first big music video job was with the band The Cars. Andy co-directed the video with Don Munroe with me as the producer. Don directed Ric Ocasek's solo song, called True to You. We did other music videos for Miguel Bose, Laura Donna Berte, Walter Steding, and Curiosity Killed the Cat." (UW76)

Note: In 1997 the Andy Warhol Museum received ownership of the rights to Andy Warhol's film and videos from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This included 273 Warhol films and almost 4,000 videotapes, including 40 completed episodes of Andy Warhol's TV.

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