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...
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...
Indefensible

Indefensible

In Dishonored Lady, you get to play the maiden-in-psychological-distress role, too bound up in knots even to defend yourself. Like Ophelia, “as one incapable of her own distress.”   Tavel and Warhol put your Montez stand-in in the same predicament:...
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...
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