THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 1, #23 (NY: November 1, 1966).
THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 1, #23 (NY: November 1, 1966).
THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 1, #23 (NY: November 1, 1966).
THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 1, #23 (NY: November 1, 1966).

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THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 1, #23 (NY: November 1, 1966).

Contains "Andy Warhol: My True Story" by Gretchen Berg (2pp.), regarded as one of the most important interviews Warhol gave in the 60s. It contains many of his famous quotes, including "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it."

Berg, who had been introduced to Warhol by Sheldon Renan, conducted the interviews over a 3-4 week period during the summer of 1966. She recorded the face-to-face interviews partly on a reel-to-reel Norelco tape recorder, and partly from memory, written down afterwards.

Captivated by Warhol's charisma, she thought of her meetings with Warhol as 'mediations' rather than as interviews, and edited them to make it appear as though she was eliminating her own voice. In reality, most of Warhol's quotes as they appear in the piece, though closely based on their conversations, were actually said by Berg rather than by Warhol, something which only became apparent many years later.

The interview subsequently appeared in an expanded and re-edited form as "Nothing to Lose" in the Los Angeles Free Press (March 17, 1967), and again in the May 1967 issue of Cahiers du Cinéma.

Also: Dick Gregory interview; Adrian Mitchell; John Wilcock; Joe Brainard's 'Picture of Ron Padgett'; Jim Dine; Charles Bukowski ('All the Assholes in the World and Mine'); review of Timothy Leary's 'Psychedelic Prayers'; more.

Faint, old central horizontal fold; short (2cm.) lower edge tear to front cover; o/w Very Good plus.

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