Andy Warhol s The Chelsea Girls
Andy Warhols 1966 movie The Chelsea Girls is the iconic document of the Factory scene and 1960s New York. Filmed in part at the Chelsea Hotel with Factory Superstars like Nico, Ondine, Brigid Berlin, Gerard Malanga and Mary Woronov, The Chelsea Girls was Warhols first commercially successful film. In one film alone, an early reviewer noted, [Warhol] has sadism, masochism, whipping, transvestites, homos, prostitutes, a homosexual Pope, boredom, stunningly beautiful girls, depravity, humor, psychedelics, truth, honesty, liars, poseurs…. In honor of the 24th anniversary of The Andy Warhol Museum, the publication of Andy Warhols The Chelsea Girls coincides with a major project undertaken by the museum to digitize hundreds of his well-known and never-before-seen films.