II. Warhol’s Hedy: Operational Failure

II. Warhol’s Hedy: Operational Failure

Scene 1 The Operating Room “The film begins with an avant-garde image. It is a static shot and it is only through time and a certain amount of dialogue that we realize that we are seeing a women’s face as she lays on a table, the top of her head towards...
Comrade X

Comrade X

In Comrade X, you were allowed to express your intellect, but under an assumed male name: Thompson: You don’t look like Theodore to me Hedy: I was named at the Workers’ Council Thompson: Somebody didn’t have his glasses on. Hedy: It is not glasses.  It is the law. ...
I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

Ronald Tavel writes about the experience of having Andy Warhol transmogrify his script, Hedy, into a Factory production. He characterizes his script as “the celluloid saga with which I protested the taking of the actress into custody” (259). His “protest,” however,...
III. Warhol’s Hedy: Trial and Error (Mostly Error)

III. Warhol’s Hedy: Trial and Error (Mostly Error)

SCENE 2 Scene 2: “The Arrest Indeterminable Mary, as a store dick (!) busts Hedy [for shoplifting]; but I had to intrude onto the set, crawling all the  way, to tap the dumb Ingrid on the leg and remind her what to do. This crawl beneath camera-level intrigued...
FUNCTION #8. RECONFIGURE: White Cargo

FUNCTION #8. RECONFIGURE: White Cargo

Note There is support for low-resolution “proxy” images. Hollywood often treated you like a posable doll. All too often, many of your roles involved suicide efforts or, in White Cargo, you played the role of a femme fatale, forced at the end to drink poison. More...
Candy Darling

Candy Darling

Caption: AFTER MANY ILLEGAL HORMONE TREATMENTS, CANDY DARLING DIES OF CANCER IN 1975. (Harron 152) She was featured prominently in I Shot Andy Warhol. The opening of Ecstasy alludes to Wilson’s Forever Feminine. With his strong ties to hormone producers, Dr. Wilson...
Buttons

Buttons

I am bombarded yet…   I stand I have been standing all my life in the direct path of a battery of signals the most accurately transmitted most untranslatable language in the universe… —Adrienne Rich (“Planetarium”) Have you ever felt left out...
Ghost on the Keys

Ghost on the Keys

The functions of the Corel Kit provide an ironic commentary on your life and your career as an inventor and actress. Other kits, moreover, offer opportunities either to expose further the interruptive elements in your life or to begin a process of synthesis through...
FUNCTION #3. DISTORT: Pins

FUNCTION #3. DISTORT: Pins

Note The Interactive Distortion Tool allows the user to distort the object in a number of ways, creating thereby a number of realistic effects that cleverly mask their provenance. “About that other torrid love scene [in Ecstasy]. This, we shot indoors. I was...
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