By Jean Stein, George Plimpton
In a blinding tapestry of voices—family, associates, fanatics, rivals—the whole meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick’s existence is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop artwork international of the ‘60s: the intercourse, medications, type, music—the mad rush for excitement and popularity. All glitter and flash at the outdoor, it was once hole and determined within—like Edie herself, and prefer her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately spell binding, tragic, and scary, this publication shattered many myths in regards to the ‘60s event in America.
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JONATHAN TAPLIN Dylan loved Edie simply because she was once one of many few those that may well rise up opposed to his bizarre little numbers: she was once a lot more suitable than the sycophants who have been putting round him on the time. He used to be continuously in an adversary dating with ladies. He proven humans … maybe to determine approximately himself. His transition from people purity to the rock madness used to be overwhelming him. He had to comprehend: who was once he? Dylan revered Edie’s spirit, and her energy in having the ability to care for him, and that she didn’t wither. you recognize that music of his, “Just Like a Woman”? they are saying he wrote it approximately Edie. BOB NEUWIRTH i do know that Bob Dylan expressed an curiosity in doing a movie with Edie—a non-Warholian movie. at the moment there has been loads of curiosity in Bob starring in a movie—the nice administrators have been after him. yet Dylan has regularly had a necessity for the mystique of privacy—the Garbo Trick. PAUL MORRISSEY The Dylan dating got here up one evening after we observed Edie on the Ginger guy. It used to be early in 1966. She instructed us that she didn’t wish Andy to teach any of her movies any further. through that point she’d made approximately 11 movies with Andy in just 4 months. Then issues began to cross bitter, and her final movie prior to Chelsea ladies was once known as Lupe, in regards to the actress Lupe Velez, who drowned together with her head in a loo after taking an immense dose of Seconal. Edie had a small function in Chelsea ladies, yet she got here in later to invite us to take out the component to the movie she used to be in. She informed us that she had signed a freelance with Bob Dylan’s supervisor, Albert Grossman. It was once a really atypical interval. Andy was once facing a transition. He used to be continually attempting to make more cash to aid his filmmaking, and he had gotten concerned with a brand new discotheque and used to be coping with a brand new band, the Velvet Underground. We allow them to rehearse on the manufacturing facility. without warning they have been taking over a growing number of time. We began to make little video clips with them. They wanted a singer, and by chance we bumped into this lady named Nico, who had identified Dylan in Europe and have been introduced over from London by way of Grossman. He used to return round to the manufacturing unit along with his assistants, supposedly to hear Nico perform, yet for a few cause he had misplaced curiosity in her. It was once Edie Sedgwick he desired to placed less than agreement. So he’d ask, “Do you've gotten any of these outdated video clips of Edie Sedgwick we’ve heard approximately? We’d like to see them. ” They desired to see what she appeared like at the reveal, yet doing it very sneaky and in the back of our backs. truly, Edie was once all a part of it, which we didn’t understand then. Dylan was once calling her up and alluring her out and telling her to not inform Andy or a person that she was once seeing him. He invited her as much as Woodstock and he instructed her that Grossman was hoping to place her including him. She might be his prime woman. So she stated to herself, “Ah, this is often my holiday. ” She signed with Grossman at Dylan’s urging. it seems that Grossman had acknowledged that he didn’t imagine she may still see Andy quite a bit to any extent further as the exposure that got here out of it wasn’t reliable. She acknowledged, “They’re going to make a movie, and I’m speculated to big name in it with Bobby.