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Tidbits from Andy Warhol's diary. Fun reads.

Friday, February 16, 1979
Cabbed to UN Plaza ($3). Truman (Capote) looked like Dr. Frankenstein had just finished with him. He had scars up and down and across his face. He looked like he had the little screw missing.

Then we cabbed over to Dr. Orentreich’s office ($4) and we slipped in the back way. It was like sneaking in with Garbo. Okay let me describe Truman’s costume. He had a scarf over his head, then a funny little hat with folds in it and a babushka and a jacket and a scarf over his mouth and dark glasses and a leather jacket and a coat.

I mean with these scarves and funny hats draped all over him, he was so conspicuous. Otherwise nobody would have noticed him and he would have been just a strange person with blood leaking down his face.

And he decided he wanted more done—he wanted more pain, I guess—so he was going to have the fold on the bridge of his nose done, too, right then. It’s an operation that Truman says he invented and that Dr. Orentreich has rehearsed on two women first, and now he was ready to give it to Truman.

Monday, March 12, 1979
Oh and the weirdest thing. Oh, this was so ridiculous. This old man comes running over to me and kisses me on both cheeks and my lips and it was just disgusting and it turned out to be Leonard Bernstein, and he was carrying on, everybody was looking, saying he’s been desperate to meet me for twenty-five years and that we had to get together and talk, and that we desperately must see each other tomorrow.

Really, everybody was staring. And then Doc Cox came and said he wanted me to meet his new boyfriend, so he took me away and then Leonard Bernstein found me again and it was more of the same, and it was such a camp.

I mean, I remember in Pittsburgh this friend of mine saying a queer conductor was in town trying to pick up boys, and that was the first I heard of Leonard Bernstein. And he was hugging me and kissing me more, then putting me down at the same time.

Like he’d say a big compliment and then the next sentence would be a put-down. Things like, “I always wanted to meet you but everyone told me you’re a creep” Things like that. I finally got away from him.

Monday, February 11, 1980 – Zurich
Slept late and then Thomas Ammann woke me up to do a portrait. A beautiful wife with a fat husband. I said she didn’t need makeup. She was easy to do because she was a raving beauty.

Her husband tells her she’s ugly. Thomas says that’s how Swiss people treat their wives because they don’t want them to get too secure.

….Loulou said that John McKendry was actually killing himself slowly because he’d always fantasized how great and romantic and wonderful and literary the aristocracy must be. Then when he met them, and married a countess—her mother—and got to meet Jackie O. and people like that every day through his job at the Met, he realized they were just normal dumb people like everybody else. There was nothing left for him to live for.

Of course I think that Maxime just drove him crazy. I couldn’t say that to Loulou though. Then we took a cab downtown ($10.50).
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Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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Re: Tidbits from Andy Warhol's diary. Fun reads.

I have his diaries. It was indeed a very interesting read

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I have his diaries. It was indeed a very interesting read
I lost my original that came out years ago. Then I saw the latest edition in a Barnes and Noble earlier this year and decided to buy it in the Kindle version because it's a heavy book.

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare

Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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Does he mention in his diaries if he was actually a member of MIB ?

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Does he mention in his diaries if he was actually a member of MIB ?
I think that's classified.

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare

Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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Very interesting. I've always been fascinated by Andy and The Factory
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Monday, October 24, 1983
It’s freezing and the heat’s not coming up. And I’m still having waterbug problems. I corner this one bug every night and then I can’t bring myself to kill it. He’s been eating my food for the past three years.

I was reading the Barbara Hutton book and the best thing is she had servants wiping her ass. This is at the end when they’re robbing her blind….

Friday November 18, 1983
I went to Karen Burke the collagen girl and with everything she said she put her foot in her mouth. She was saying that she wanted to do a study of the skin of homosexual men because of the sperm they would have swallowed, and she mentioned me as an example and I just looked at her and I told her, “Listen, I haven’t swallowed any sperm.” And she knew she’d made a mistake.

Tuesday, November 29, 1983
The New York Times had a big story on AIDS. The tourist business in Haiti is down to nothing. Probably the tourists were only there secretly for the big cocks. Because Jean Michel (Basquiat) is half Haitian and he really does have the biggest one.


Sunday, January 8, 1984
Calvin (Klein) called and wanted to know if it was worth going to Chris’s party at Club A on Tuesday. And I had a fight with Chris because he’s saying that I can’t bring whoever I want. I mean, my name’s on the invitation as the host and I can’t invite anybody I want?

And then when I ask Chris who’s coming he tells me the names and it’s every boy he’s ever had.

Friday, February 17, 1984
The W expose on me came out. Fred said it wasn’t so bad, though. All the old ladies will be after me, it made me seem so rich.

And I read GQ and Calvin with these new ads, the perfume, the girl in the jockstrap with—oh, he’s going to be in the billions.
And Brigid, she was knitting. Just Madame Defarge.

And if you ever want to know what’s wrong with you, don’t look in the mirror, just give Brigid a glass of wine and she’ll tell you: “Your wig’s on crooked.”

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare

Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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“Listen, I haven’t swallowed any sperm.”

So, he spits?

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Monday, May 20, 1985


After work got ready for the Claudia Cohen party at the Palladium. I was late picking up Cornelia, she was waiting downstairs. And we cabbed to 14th Street, and it was all limousines...

And Claudia's mother was there, so glamorous and really beautiful, whereas Claudia is just "cute" But it'll be a while before Ron Perelman trades her in, and she can help him a lot in the meantime.

The party was all these old guys dancing around with their new young wives that they traded in for.

Steve Rubell said the other day the Claudia was paying the Pointer Sisters $100, 000. They came on after the dessert and did six or eight songs. And I had the best seat, right in front of them at table 7. Cornelia was at table 1 with Roy Cohn and his boyfriend...
Boy George and Marilyn (British pop singer Peter Robinson) came in at the end...

The food was pretty good-- Glorious Food. But they don't have the real beauties for waiters anymore. You aren't knocked out. Now they have sort of the thirty-five look... And the Glorious Food waiters wear white gloves now, I guess Glorious makes them in order to prevent the [email protected]#ing from spreading.

It's a good idea because I spotted a friend of Victor's among them.

The only glittering personality there was Geraldo Rivera.

Thursday, May 23, 1985
...Paige picked me up but she was only in a taxi not a car. And I said I'd said to get "a car" and she said, "Well this is a car" (cab $9).

Then got to the Apollo and there were millions of cops. It was the Hall and Oates taping and it was a benefit for the Negro College Fund. Hall and Oates came on and they were great, did all their hits.... And then two of the Temptations came on and jammed with them and they were great, and you could really see that that's who Hall and Oates copied.

And when it was over we left and the cops were just crazy for Boy George. I've never seen anything like it. They just all wanted his autograph so much, and Marilyn (Peter Robinson) said to one of them, "I want to have an affair with you," and the cop said, "I have someone you'll really like." I mean, I really have never seen that kind of thing going on with the cops.

Wednesday, May 29, 1985
So I was with this model with blond hair and piercing black eyes, and he knew all about "walk-ins." They're when somebody else walks into your body. It makes sense. It happens if you're having this trauma or if you're sick or something.

And you know, when I was little I remember I was really sick and didn't like school and had to be dragged there and then one day I changed--after that I loved school and everything, so I think somebody may have walked into me then...

I'm not clear on who the walk-ins are. Souls. And I'm not clear on where they come from.

Monday, June, 10, 1985
The morning started off with the doorbell ringing so loud and it was Crazy Matty and the neighbors are really getting upset from him hanging around all the time.

When Benjamin came he went out to talk to him and Matty has his days all mapped out--his schedule is as big as mine. Like at 1:00 he's going to go and bother Warren Beatty at the Carlyle, at 3:00 he's going to make a nuisance call to Woody Allen, then at 8:00 he has the Emmys to attend where he'll stand behind the police lines and scream at Celeste Holm on her way in, things like that.

I gave him $.25 to call Brigid at the office and divert him away from me.

Friday, June 14, 1985

During this morning I went down to the Seagram's building for that "How to Paint" video thing that the computer company, Commodore, wants me to be a spokesman for.

And I guess I got the job. I was afraid that they were going to put a spotlight on me and have me draw in front of 700 people, but it was okay. It's a $3000.00 machine like the Apple thing but can do a hundred times more.
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The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare

Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington

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Wednesday, June 19, 1985

In the morning Amos (one of Andy's two dogs) still wasn't feeling well. I'd given him part of a Valium when he was yelping the day before and I thought he'd be fine.

Then went up to Dr. Bernsohn's and that was interesting. I told him that the crystal I'd put in the kitchen at the office to repel roaches wasn't' working, that we were getting more roaches than ever. He said he was going to call Dr. Reese about it, and later, in the afternoon he called and said that the crystal was now reprogrammed to un-reverse itself, so now we'll see the proof.

Saturday, June 22, 1985

Changed into black tie before Roy Cohn's birthday party. Called PH to say I was leaving immediately to pick her up but then noticed a note from Crazy Matty outside the door so I waited a few minutes and peeked out the window and didn't see him, made a dash to Park Avenue and got a cab...

And everybody was saying how sick Roy looked, and that he was dying. Steve Rubell told me the other week that Roy had cancer and was in remission -- that is wasn't AIDS, but regular cancer. He didn't look well.

And Jacqueline Stone was going on, worried about her Son, Oliver who's now in El Salvador directing a movie he wrote and nobody's heard from him in a week. And I remembered later that Boaz Mazor was the star of Oliver Stone's first movie and he once told me that Oliver's mother was a stage mother on the set handing out poppers to the actors to help them act.

Saturday, June 29, 1985

Bianca (Jagger) was hit by a car in East Hampton while she was trying to learn how to ride a bike. Gold and Fitzdale hit her. They're those two old dual pianists who write about cooking together now. Steve Rubell sees a big settlement.

Tuesday, July 9, 1985

Went to Marylou's on 9th Street for a models dinner (cab $5). Joey Hunter was there. And all the boy models at one end of the table were desperate that they didn't have girlfriends, and then the girl models were at the other end of the table tired and complaining that they didn't have boyfriends.

Wednesday, July 10, 1985

I'd redone the portrait of a lady from Boston and we had lunch for them so they could see the new ones. I learned a lesson. I should never show a portrait when I know it isn't right. The first time around I knew that I'd made her look like a horse, and still I showed it to them...
But now they loved them, and they took three.

Saturday, July 13, 1985


Someone gave me a copy of Leo Ford's sex video and I put it on when I got into bed and he was massaging this limp sausage of his for so long and there was another guy there doing the same thing with his limp one, and I fell asleep and when I woke up they were (laughs) still doing it.

Monday, July 15, 1985

Tina Chow went out today and got her crystal. The crystal in the kitchen at the office still isn't working-- it still isn't repelling the roaches. Vincent says the roaches even run around the clock in the stove, under the glass. I'm going to bring it back to Bernsohn again.
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Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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Saturday, September 23, 1978 – Los Angeles


Wendy Stark picked us up and we drove out to Venice. Went to the Ace Gallery for my Torso show. It was a beautiful sunny day, 100 degrees but dry. The show looked good—co#ks, cu%ts and assholes…



The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare

Some say that youth is wasted on the young. I disagree. I think that wisdom is wasted on the old. All you can do is give it away and the ones that need it want no part of it. Especially those you are closest to. Raymond Reddington
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