The Story Of Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol And Bob Dylan's Muse
A new Vanity Fair article explores the combustible and brief relationship between Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, the actress who starred in. Edie Sedgwick and Andy warhol Getty Images Indeed, when Factory Girl, a fictionalized biopic of Andy Warhol's original It Girl, Edie Sedgwick, The Sedgwick-Dylan relationship didn't last long and how far it went is lost to. Edie Sedgwick was an aspiring artist, actress, and a model. With her peculiar style and dancing, Edie fascinated Andy Warhol, and the two The connection between Eddie and Warhol seemed to be unbreakable and.
However, when Warhol saw her for the first time, he was stunned and said to his friends: Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol.
Getty Images Warhol and Sedgwick hit it off the first night they started talking. She appeared in fashion magazines and newspapers, and with her dyed blonde hair, slim body, chandelier earrings, and kohl-rimmed eyes, defined the era of a whole new fashion style.
The connection between Eddie and Warhol seemed to be unbreakable and unique, but it only lasted a little more than a year. She was a rich girl with aristocratic manners which the poor immigrant artist from Pittsburgh desired.
One can say that he envied Edie as much as he loved her. She, on the other hand, saw a father figure in Warhol and wanted to be more like him. She even cut and dyed her hair blond so that they would be more alike. Lawrence University, upstate New York, November At the end ofEdie became infatuated with a scruffy, gruff, earthy, politically astute songwriter and singer: Whatever the nature of their relationship was is lost in history, but it seems as though Dylan and Sedgwick were quite fond of each other.
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Dylan was among those artists, including Truman Capote, who never liked Warhol and who considered him a fake. At the time his break up with Joan Baez was a highly covered event in the media, but very soon after he got married to Sara Lownds in a secret ceremony. So, any romantic liaison with Edie must have happened in the very short period between.
Francis slapped his daughter, telling her that she imagined the whole thing and called her insane. He then had a doctor prescribe her tranquilizers, which would be the start of a lifelong struggle with drugs.Andy Warhol Screen Test 3 Edie Sedgwick
She was committed to Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut, a psychiatric hospital in In she moved to Cambridge, Mass. But the biggest blow for Sedgwick came when two of her brothers killed themselves within 18 months of one another. Byafter turning 21, Sedgwick moved to New York.
She relied on her socialite status at first, spending most of her time going to wild parties. Though she also had aspirations of acting, dancing, and modeling. It was at a party for Tennessee Williams in when she first encountered the man who would soon launch her career: When Sedgwick came by, Warhol was in the middle of making Vinyl, an all-male film, but decided to last minute give Sedgwick a short role. She had the kind of inherited wealth and aristocratic mannerisms that the former ad man from gritty Pittsburgh craved.
They became a couple of sorts, though not the consummated variety.
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He wanted to be her more than with her. She reciprocated by cutting her hair short and dying it white-blond like his. Her look defined the era—black tights, leopard-print coats, chandelier earrings; skinny legs and shoulders, kohl-encircled eyes.
More than once she fell asleep while smoking cigarettes, once setting her apartment on fire and badly burning herself. At the end ofshe became infatuated with a different kind of man, a scruffy, earthy, gruff, politically astute singer-songwriter, none other than Bob Dylan.
He had just come off his public affair with Joan Baez, and had secretly already wed Sara Lownds.
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