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By Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett

This foreign literary sensation turns the highlight on some of the most influential and debatable figures in American tradition. packed with surprising observations concerning the lives, loves, and careers of the wealthy, recognized, and outstanding, Warhol's magazine is forever enjoyable and fascinating.

Spanning the mid-1970s until eventually quite a few days earlier than 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 supplies us the final word behind the scenes cross 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 anyone big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to work out what occurred, we had loads fun"), and "Princess Marina of, i suppose, Greece," in addition to 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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This used to be Harriet, the kitten Jane Holzer gave Jade Jagger for Christmas. Jay felt so undesirable. Friday, March 31, 1978—New York—Houston To Houston for a convey of my Athletes photos at Frederika Hunter and Ian Glennie’s gallery. The gallery used to be large and gorgeous, in an previous compound, and Ian had designed its area. Monday, April three, 1978—New York Tom Sullivan got here by means of with Margaret Trudeau in a crimson gown and we picked up Catherine after which we went to Studio fifty four for the Academy Awards occasion that Polaroid used to be giving, that Truman Capote and that i have been the hosts of. I’m by no means going to permit my identify be wear a celebration back simply because all it does is get you in hassle with the folks you omit to ask or who don’t get in for a few cause. The invites received all screwed up. I suggest, a hand-delivered invitation from me to myself arrived on the workplace within the afternoon. We went upstairs and located Truman sitting at the touchdown at the sofa and we went to work out Mick and Jerry and Diana Vreeland with George Trow and Margaret and Tom. Danny Fields used to be subsequent to me and he had an exceptional inspiration for a film like Saturday evening Fever, a couple of boy who’s immediately yet desires to be the simplest faggot on the town simply because he sees the entire fags having this sort of sturdy time and he thinks it'd be extra enjoyable. It’s the Ronnie Cutrone tale. I hated the Awards, I hated the whole lot. I hated each nominee and that i hated every thing that gained. i need to be fairly out of it. yet no one reliable like John Travolta received. I suggest, Richard Dreyfuss? I suggest, if he’s a intercourse image, I don’t be aware of what the area is coming to. And there has been Vanessa Redgrave doing her similar silly Communist regimen up on level that she did for us at 860 as soon as. and that i can’t stand Woody Allen videos. i assume that claims whatever. I bumped into Jim Andrews of Polaroid. Yul Brynner used to be there, and Eric Clapton, and that i stored searching for document Cox yet I didn’t see him. Bob got here and instructed us that every one the folk who counted have been down within the basement—Halston and Apollonia and Tom Sullivan and Margaret and Barbara Allen with Ryan O’Neal who’s on the town taking pictures Oliver’s tale with Candice Bergen. I brought Ryan and Margaret, and she or he appeared . I instructed her that Paris fit sought after her to do images for them, to paintings for them, yet she acknowledged she didn’t like Paris fit, that it was once (laughs) too gossipy. Bob thinks that Stevie threw away the checklist of outdated humans we gave him to ask, simply because Aileen Mehle—“Suzy”—and Ahmet and Mica were chilly to him and he discovered they hadn’t gotten their invites. And after this occasion with each person mad at us, we’ve hit all-time low. Halston will need to hire Montauk. And let’s see, who else used to be there? Sylvia Miles, Earl Wilson, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Shields and her mom, Maxime, Lily Auchincloss, Géraldine Smith and Liz Derringer, David Johansen, PH, Steve Paul, Tinkerbelle, Glenn O’Brien and his female friend Cheryl, Charles Rydell, Clarisse Rivers, Roz Cole, Steve Aronson, Chris Makos, Robert Hayes, Earl McGrath, Richard Bernstein, Andrew Wylie, Peter and Sandy Brant, Joe Allen and his female friend, Jed, Jay, Ed Walsh, Gael Malkenson, Jackie Rogers and Peter Marino and Eduardo Agnelli.

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