By Jean Stein, George Plimpton
In a blinding tapestry of voices—family, neighbors, fans, rivals—the whole meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick’s lifestyles is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop artwork international of the ‘60s: the intercourse, medicines, model, music—the mad rush for excitement and reputation. All glitter and flash at the open air, it was once hole and determined within—like Edie herself, and prefer her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately enchanting, tragic, and scary, this ebook shattered many myths concerning the ‘60s adventure in America.
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After she accomplished, she acknowledged, “Oh, I’m simply so exhausted, i actually want a beer or anything. I don’t understand why i think this fashion. I simply are looking to speak. ” So we gave her a lager, and we had this fantastic dialog with this simply exceptional individual … noted her lifestyles and husband and some of these humans. simply on and on. i used to be Edie’s French maid for roughly 4 months. After i finished, Victor turned her French maid. Edie always accused him of stealing issues … which he did or didn't do, i've got no thought. She should be suggest to humans. I take note her retaining Victor within the rest room for roughly an hour and a part, searching for a diamond ring that she had lost. She had lost it, yet she accused him of stealing it. “It’s received to be within the rest room! ” Edie fairly used him. “Get in that rest room. search for that ring! ” She used to be incredible for him. It used to be simply what he sought after. everybody did it to him. You won’t locate Victor now. Down the hatch. He was once a really beautiful man, yet he used to be simply out of it. He used to be simply completely crackers. His favourite superstar was once Jane Russell, the pin-up big name. So he cherished to be pinned up on partitions. He used to be very well-known for that. humans could are available in, shoot him up, and pin him on a wall … like he used to be the unique crucifixion. Then I moved to the higher East aspect right into a friend’s condo who was once essentially the most unique and incredible prostitute in manhattan urban. Her identify used to be Leah. All i'll take into consideration used to be Leah. girls: Leah! I entered right into a love dating together with her. I’d seize her at the aspect with ladies, making it. i discovered out later that Edie and Leah have been first-class buddies, and that i had this sense that she was once making it with Edie and one other lady, too. simply that quiet factor the place not anyone understands approximately it. simply now not spoken approximately. girls do this so good, yet males make a tremendous stink approximately it. Leah owns a tremendous fortress in France now. She’s absolutely insane. Warhol attempted to movie her as soon as and he or she smashed each digital camera he had. “I advised you to not come into my bed room. It’s the place I paintings. ” there have been orgies downstairs in Edie’s construction. 3 ladies and 3 males, and the lads could all be having sex—the ladies kind of staring at … each person so drugged and under the influence of alcohol. Edie and that i went. Leah telephoned me there one evening. She was once screaming. I requested, “What’s the problem? ” She stated, “Someone is fucking me within the ass,” and he or she all started yelling that unusual painful yell. I acknowledged, “Get over right here speedy! ” She got here and joined in. I’ll always remember the glance on Edie’s face. She was once in Wonderland. simply demented. She couldn’t think it … simply freaked by means of the scene. frequently Edie and that i might discuss how fabulous it used to be being with Warhol. issues might arise. folks have been telling her that she may still crisis herself with being a really well-known famous person … placing it in her brain that she was once the best factor for the reason that Greta Garbo or Marilyn Monroe—she owed it to herself to be that well-known. She didn’t comprehend what to do. She started to get qualms. She advised me i used to be her guru at one aspect, and that i stated, “I refuse the problem. I’ll be nobody’s guru, darling.