Monday, April 20, 2009

Edie Sedgwick

Born today (April 20) in 1943, 'it girl' Edie Sedgwick.

In the sixties she exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol's superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appeared, and before she turned twenty-nine she was dead from a drug overdose.

The 2006 movie Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller & Guy Pearce, charts the rise and fall of Edie.
..but for a true gritty timepiece, the 1972 film Ciao! Manhattan is essential viewing.

Edie documentary found on you tube

Also born today:
Surrealist painter Joan Miro (1893), Adolf Hitler (1889), silent film actor Harold Lloyd (1893), surrealist Michel Leiris (1901)

1 comment:

LiteraryMinded said...

Sad and fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


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