Edie Sedgwick
Socialite, actress
Edie Sedgwick
Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick was an American actress, socialite, fashion model and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".
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Martyn 'Ghost People' Album Launch - ClashMusic.com
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Mixing a few spoken word samples, Martyn pastes together Edie Sedgwick's cracked voice and blistering electronica. Due for release later this year, 'Ghost People' is part of an ongoing music/art collaboration between Martyn and Eindhoven-based visual
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Last updated at 7:00 PM on 20th August 2011 - Daily Mail
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The final category included Sid Vicious, but also Edie Sedgwick, the drug-addled model/actress and protégée of Andy Warhol played on the big screen five years ago by Sienna Miller in Factory Girl. After an unhappy affair with fellow guest Bob Dylan
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Read: Letter From Andy Warhol's Landlord - Prefixmag
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This is something that is partially music related, but totally awesome: Remember how Andy Warhol used to have his "factory" where the likes of Edie Sedgwick, John Cale, Nico, Lou Reed and many more used to hang out, play music, make movies and shoot
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David J's THE CHANTEUSE AND THE DEVIL'S MUSE Opening at the Bootleg Theatre - Altsounds.com
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David J, who brought the story of Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick, “Silver for Gold”, to the Los Angeles stage to critical acclaim, has turned his attentions on the saga of the Black Dahlia. A legendary cold case that has long been a spot of tarnish on the
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Comic Book Couture: Lisa Perry Debuts Roy Lichtenstein Dresses and Tees - mediabistro.com
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Following her 2010 capsule collection that featured Carl Fischer and Nat Finkelstein's photos of Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, mod maven Lisa Perry has debuted a limited-edition line of dresses and tees printed with images by Roy Lichtenstein
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Andy Warhol's Favorite New York City Haunts - WNYC
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Edie Sedgwick's apartment from 1965-1966, 16 E. 63rd St. between Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave.: Sedgwick and Warhol were a pair around town after the two met at a party. She starred in his films "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Beauty #2
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Eve Babitz at the Hammer Museum: Former L.A. Wild Child's Top 5 Memories of ... - LA Weekly (blog)
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Babitz is to 1960s LA what Edie Sedgwick was to New York, albeit in true West Coast style: more relaxed, less achingly glam or over-the-top strung-out. During the 1960s, Babitz knew everyone who there was to know in the LA arts and culture scene: she
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David J's Black Dahlia Stage Play Debuts September 8 - San Diego Reader (blog)
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Also in 2008, J wrote and directed a stage play, Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick). “It's part one-woman show [and] part rock concert, replete with avant-garde minimalist staging and video imagery,” says J. Sedgwick is best known as Andy
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Emma, Rupert, Tom and Ralph reveal feelings on final 'Potter' - Manila Bulletin
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I love Jean Seberg, Edie Sedgwick, Jane Birkin, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn so I kind of look backwards but then try to make it modern. I am also big on Valentino at the moment actually.” For the last “Harry Potter” premiere that happened last week,
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Theater: 'Pop!' at Studio 2ndStage - Washington Post
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Sleuthing sequences feature Warhol sidekicks such as Edie Sedgwick and the speed-freak legend Ondine as suspects or gumshoes; a western-style barroom brawl, starring the abstract expressionists as paintbrush-wielding gunslingers; and the reinvention of
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What We Love: Reflections on Warhol - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
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This new show – curated by 12 undergraduate students from Penn – features 24 works, including drawings and photographs from the opening night with Warhol and many from his now-famous entourage – including Edie Sedgwick. As history reveals, Warhol and
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The Face Of Warhol - Vogue.com
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"I was going out with John Cale from the Velvet Underground, and I came out with Edie [Sedgwick] and Andy and the troops," she told the Daily Front Row. "Edie was my fit model at the time. I think the Velvets came out to play a gig in somebody's
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Your Stylist: Fall's Animal Instinct - Los Angeles Times (blog)
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The skinny silhouette and cheetah print are reminiscent of an early-60s Edie Sedgwick. jeans emblazoned with subtle leopard and snake prints ($80 at Gap - available in August). These jeans are great for anyone who wants to dabble in the trend,
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On stage in July - Washington Post (blog)
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(July 8-Oct. 2) Get a look inside Andy Warhol's famous Factory and its infamous inhabitants, from Candy Darling to Edie Sedgwick, with Studio Theatre's musical “POP! ” The show stars local standout Tom Story as the pop artist. (July 13-Aug
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On Online: David Cadran - StyleBistro
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I would like to go back to the mid-sixties and meet Edie Sedgwick. I'd want to become a good friend of hers. I think she was misunderstood a lot and I don't think she had strong enough friends to care for her through her addiction
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edie Sedgwick
    TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 27
    On the night of November 15, 1971, Sedgwick went to a fashion show at the Santa Barbara Museum, a segment of which was filmed for the television show An American Family.
    More Details Hide Details After the fashion show, she attended a party where she drank alcohol. She then phoned her husband to pick her up. On the way home, Sedgwick expressed thoughts of uncertainty about their marriage. Before they both fell asleep, Post gave Sedgwick the medication that had been prescribed for her. According to Post, Sedgwick started to fall asleep very quickly and her breathing was, "bad – it sounded like there was a big hole in her lungs", but he attributed that to her heavy smoking habit and went to sleep. When Post awoke the following morning at 7:30 AM, Sedgwick was dead. The coroner ruled her death as "undetermined/accident/suicide". Her death certificate states the immediate cause was "probable acute barbiturate intoxication" due to ethanol intoxication. Sedgwick's alcohol level was registered at .17% and her barbiturate level was .48 mg%. She was 28.
    Her sobriety lasted until October 1971, when she was prescribed pain medication to treat a physical illness.
    More Details Hide Details Sedgwick soon began abusing barbiturates and alcohol.
    Sedgwick married Michael Post on July 24, 1971, a fellow patient whom she met while committed to the Cottage Hospital in the summer of 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Under Post's influence, she reportedly stopped abusing alcohol and other drugs for a short time.
    While in the hospital, Sedgwick met another patient, Michael Brett Post, whom she would marry in July 1971.
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  • 1970
    Age 26
    Sedgwick was hospitalized yet again in the summer of 1970, but was let out under the supervision of a psychiatrist, two nurses, and the live-in care of filmmaker John Palmer and his wife Janet.
    More Details Hide Details Staunchly determined to finish Ciao! Manhattan and have her story told, Sedgwick reconnected with Ciao! Manhattan filmmakers and began shooting in Arcadia, California and Santa Barbara in late 1970. She also recorded audio tapes reflecting upon her life story which enabled Weisman and Palmer to incorporate her accounts into the film's dramatic arc. Filming completed in early 1971. The film would not be released until February 1972.
  • 1969
    Age 25
    In August 1969, she was hospitalized again in the psychiatric ward of Cottage Hospital after being arrested for drug offenses by the local police.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    After further hospitalizations for drug abuse and mental issues in 1968 and 1969, Sedgwick returned to her family's ranch in California to recuperate.
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  • 1967
    Age 23
    In March 1967, Sedgwick began shooting Ciao!
    More Details Hide Details Manhattan, a semi-autobiographical underground film co-directed by John Palmer and David Weisman. During this period she accidentally set her room on fire in the Chelsea Hotel, and was briefly hospitalized with burns. Due to Sedgwick's rapidly deteriorating health from drug use, filming was suspended.
    In early 1967, unable to cope with Sedgwick's drug abuse and erratic behavior, Neuwirth broke off their relationship.
    More Details Hide Details After breaking with Andy Warhol and The Factory scene, Sedgwick attempted to forge a legitimate acting career. She auditioned for Norman Mailer. His stage adaptation of his novel The Deer Park was being produced. But Mailer "turned her down.—She was very good in a sort of tortured and wholly sensitive way— She used so much of herself with every line that we knew she'd be immolated after three performances."
  • 1966
    Age 22
    Throughout most of 1966, Sedgwick was involved in an intense but troubled relationship with Dylan's friend, Bob Neuwirth.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, she became increasingly dependent on barbiturates.
    Morrissey claimed that Sedgwick was informed of the marriage by Warhol (who reportedly heard about it through his lawyer) in February 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Friends of Sedgwick's later said that she saw the supposed offer of doing a film with Dylan as a ticket to a mainstream film career. Paul Morrissey claimed that Dylan likely never had plans to star in a film with Sedgwick, and Dylan " hadn't been very truthful." Since Sedgwick's death, Bob Dylan has routinely denied that he ever had a romantic relationship with Sedgwick but did admit to knowing her. In December 2006, several weeks before the one-week release of the controversial Factory Girl, the Weinstein Company and the film's producers interviewed Sedgwick's older brother, Jonathan, who said that Sedgwick told him she had aborted a baby she claimed was Dylan's. Jonathan Sedgwick claimed that Edie had the abortion soon after she was injured in a motorcycle accident. As a result of the accident, doctors consigned her to a mental hospital where she was treated for drug addiction." No hospital records or Sedgwick family records exist to support this story. Nonetheless, Sedgwick's brother also claimed "Staff found she was pregnant but, fearing the baby had been damaged by her drug use and anorexia, forced her to have the abortion."
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Unbeknownst to Sedgwick, Dylan had secretly married his girlfriend Sara Lownds in November 1965.
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    However, by late 1965, Sedgwick and Warhol's relationship had deteriorated and Sedgwick requested that Warhol no longer show any of her films.
    More Details Hide Details The edited footage of Sedgwick in Chelsea Girls would eventually become the film Afternoon. Lupe is often thought to be Sedgwick's last Warhol film, but Sedgwick filmed The Andy Warhol Story with Rene Ricard in November 1966, almost a year after she filmed Lupe. The Andy Warhol Story was an unreleased film that was only screened once at The Factory. The film featured Sedgwick, along with Ricard, satirically pretending to be Andy Warhol. Following her estrangement from Warhol's inner circle, Sedgwick began living at the Chelsea Hotel, where she became close to Bob Dylan. Dylan and his friends eventually convinced Sedgwick to sign up with Albert Grossman, Dylan's manager. According to Paul Morrissey, Sedgwick had developed a crush on Dylan that she thought he reciprocated and were beginning a romantic relationship. She was also under the impression that she and Dylan would star in a mainstream film together.
    Throughout 1965, Sedgwick and Warhol continued making films together – Outer and Inner Space, Prison, Lupe and Chelsea Girls.
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    Filming of Poor Little Rich Girl began in March 1965 in Sedgwick's apartment.
    More Details Hide Details Like the majority of Warhol's avant-garde films, Poor Little Rich Girl saw a limited release to underground film theaters and viewings at The Factory. Sedgwick's next film for Warhol was Kitchen (1965). Written by Factory scriptwriter Ronald Tavel, the film stars Sedgwick, Rene Ricard, Roger Trudeau, Donald Lyons and Elecktrah. After Kitchen, Chuck Wein replaced Ronald Tavel as writer and assistant director for the filming of Beauty No. 2, in which Sedgwick appeared with Gino Piserchio. Warhol's films were not commercially successful and rarely seen outside The Factory circle and underground film theaters, but Sedgwick's notoriety grew. Mainstream media outlets began reporting on her appearances in Warhol's films and her unusual fashion sense. During this period, she developed her "trademark" look – black leotards, mini dresses, and large chandelier earrings. Sedgwick also cut her naturally brown hair short and colored it with silver spray, creating a similar look to the wigs Warhol wore. Warhol christened her his "Superstar" and both were photographed together at various social outings.
    In March 1965, Sedgwick met artist and avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol at a dinner party held at Lester Persky's apartment.
    More Details Hide Details Warhol was immediately impressed with Sedgwick's background and her beauty and invited her and her friend Chuck Wein to visit him at his art studio dubbed The Factory. During one of those visits, Warhol was filming Vinyl, his interpretation of the novel A Clockwork Orange. Despite Vinyls all-male cast, Warhol put Sedgwick in the movie. She also made a small cameo appearance in another Warhol film, Horse, when she entered towards the end of the film. Although Sedgwick's appearances in both films were brief, they generated so much interest that Warhol decided to create a vehicle in which she could star. The first of those films, Poor Little Rich Girl, was originally conceived as part of a series of films featuring Sedgwick called The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga. The series was to include Poor Little Rich Girl, Restaurant, Face and Afternoon.
    Her second oldest brother, Robert Sedgwick, who also suffered from mental health problems, died when his motorcycle crashed into the side of a New York City bus on New Year's Eve 1965.
    More Details Hide Details It was ruled an accident but Edie told friends that she considered this a suicide as well.
  • 1964
    Age 20
    Shortly before the death of her eldest brother Francis in 1964, Sedgwick moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling.
    More Details Hide Details Around this time, she began taking drugs and was reportedly introduced to LSD by friends from Cambridge who knew Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (two prominent Harvard professors who advocated LSD use for its alleged therapeutic and spiritual value).
    Francis Sedgwick, who had a particularly unhappy relationship with Fuzzy, suffered several breakdowns, eventually committing suicide in 1964 while committed at Silver Hill Hospital.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    In the fall of 1963, Sedgwick moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began studying sculpture with her cousin, artist Lily Saarinen.
    More Details Hide Details Saarinen said of her cousin Sedgwick, "She was very insecure about men, though all the men loved her." During this period she partied with members of an elite bohemian fringe of the Harvard social scene, which included many gay men. Sedgwick was deeply affected by the loss of her older brothers, Francis, Jr. (known as "Minty") and Robert (known as "Bobby"), who died within 18 months of each other.
  • 1962
    Age 18
    In the fall of 1962, at her father's insistence, Sedgwick was committed to the private psychiatric hospital Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.
    More Details Hide Details As the regime was very lax, Sedgwick easily manipulated the situation at Silver Hill, and her weight kept dropping. She was later sent to Bloomingdale, the Westchester County, New York division of the New York Hospital where her anorexia improved markedly. Around the time she left the hospital, she had a brief relationship with a Harvard student, became pregnant, and procured an abortion, citing her present psychological issues, with her mother's intervention.
  • 1958
    Age 14
    In 1958, she was enrolled at St. Timothy's School in Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details She was eventually taken out of the school due to her eating disorder which by now had progressed towards anorexia.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on April 20, 1943.
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