The Andy Warhol Diaries

By Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett

This overseas literary sensation turns the highlight on probably the most influential and arguable figures in American tradition. jam-packed with stunning observations concerning the lives, loves, and careers of the wealthy, well-known, and magnificent, Warhol's magazine is perpetually enjoyable and fascinating.

Spanning the mid-1970s till quite a few days prior to his loss of life in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the greater than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated day-by-day to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol offers us the final word behind the scenes move to virtually every little thing that went on within the world-both low and high. He hangs out with "everybody": Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she does not even owe it to the general public to have one other nice marriage to an individual big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to determine what occurred, we had rather a lot fun"), and "Princess Marina of, i assume, Greece," besides art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring.

Warhol had anything to assert approximately every body who crossed his course, even if it was once Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. a real cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES quantities to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike the other.

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Seventy five, tip $2. 25, magazines $3. 10). I requested Richard if he remembered to inform O. J. Simpson to carry a soccer to the hotel the place we’d prepared to fulfill. He hadn’t. We requested the executive to discover one for us, informed him that it’d be autographed by means of O. J. Simpson and Andy Warhol. O. J. arrived. He remembered Regine’s and requested approximately Marisa Berenson—they awarded an Oscar jointly final year—and was once so candy. He had a five-day beard and that i concept the images will be lousy yet Fred acknowledged no, that they’d be horny, and he used to be correct, they have been. O. J. is so handsome. Saturday, October 29, 1977—New York Barry Landau known as and acknowledged he had tickets for Liza Minnelli beginning within the Act. So we picked up Diana Vreeland and Jamie Auchincloss, the half-brother of Jackie O. , and Ruth Warrick, who i do know from years in the past. She was once on because the global Turns, and now she’s Phoebe in All My kids. She was once Orson Welles’s first spouse in Citizen Kane. She’s first-class. first thing she acknowledged while she observed me used to be, “Your Soup Can replaced this nation. ” We bought to the theater and I’ve by no means obvious a crowd that enormous, now not for someone, such a lot of humans. Liz Taylor and Halston sat in the back of us, Sammy Davis was once in entrance people together with his spouse, Altovise. Liza used to be on for the total express. The Halston outfits have been attractive, they truly have been. I requested Halston to make me up a black sequined tuxedo with gentle blue footwear, too. It was once so appealing, the boy go well with. every little thing used to be sequins in all various shades. Liza’s misplaced loads of weight. Martin Scorsese’s mom and dad have been asserting hi to me. He directed The Act. Victor was once placing down the garments announcing there has been not anything inventive approximately them, which shocked me, that he might positioned down Halston’s stuff. yet he’s into punk now. while the express entire, humans have been doing the “bravo” factor. Sammy Davis used to be status up doing that. Liz Taylor yelled at me for leaving Diana by myself. She used to be evident at me for a few cause, giving me that appear like she’d scratch my eyes out. And Liza came around and used to be kissing Liz rather a lot for the photographers that I didn’t seek advice from her. She and Jack Haley weren’t approved into River apartment but, so they’re on the Park Lane resort. Jack Haley used to be candy, he advised me that Liza might want a portrait. We dropped off Diana after which Victor and that i went over to Studio fifty four ($4). It used to be jammed with attractive humans. Now Studio fifty four has its liquor license. Stevie took me over to fulfill Vladimir Horowitz and his spouse who’s the daughter of Toscanini. He used to be extremely joyful to be there, in his seventies approximately, yet chipper, but if he bought up he tripped. i needed to get out of Studio fifty four simply because there have been such a lot of beauties attempting to get my cellphone quantity and that i was once inviting each person all the way down to the workplace, so I needed to go away. Sunday, October 30, 1977 At Elaine’s Stevie Rubell instructed me he’s very wealthy, yet that every one his money’s in resources or hidden away. humans on medicinal drugs, you're thinking that they don’t realize issues, yet they realize every thing: Elaine had new menus and Stevie spotted the hot costs at once. I in basic terms spotted since it was once fresh.

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