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Edie

Girl on Fire

By Melissa Painter,and David Weisman

9 x 11 in; 192 pp;
over 250 b/w and color images
Paperback
August 2007
ISBN 9780811861212
ISBN10 081186121X

SKU# 9780811861212

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Now in paperbackthis is the real story of Edie Sedgwick: model, film star, socialite, friend, lover, and addict; first "it" girl of Andy Warhol's Factory and later muse to Bob Dylan. David Weisman filmed Edie for the last years of her life in his cult fi...
Edie


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Edie

Now in paperbackthis is the real story of Edie Sedgwick: model, film star, socialite, friend, lover, and addict; first "it" girl of Andy Warhol's Factory and later muse to Bob Dylan. David Weisman filmed Edie for the last years of her life in his cult film Ciao! Manhattan. After uncovering lost footage, he was inspired to create Edie: Girl on Fire, a book and a documentary film that explore Edie's true story, in the process unearthing hundreds of unpublished photos and interviewing many of Edie's surviving intimates. A rebuttal to Hollywood's highly fictionalized Factory Girl, this is an insightful and startling portrait of a woman that nobody quite knew.

 

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9 x 11 in; 192 pp;
over 250 b/w and color images
Paperback
August 2007
ISBN 9780811861212
ISBN10 081186121X
Melissa Painter is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed Wildflowers, Admissions, and Steal Me. She lives in Los Angeles.

David Weisman co-directed Ciao! Manhattan and was nominated for an Academy Award as producer of Kiss of the Spider Woman. He lives in Los Angeles.

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edie. pure edie.

edie. pure edie.

10/11/11| Mia Blankensop
I have never been drawn to the whole Factory/Andy Warhol/performance art scene of the sixties. However, when I mailed copies of “Girl on Fire” to our foreign sales reps, I was instantly captivated. Instead of packing up the books right away (like I’m supposed to do), I would furtively flip through the fantastic photos for whole minutes. Edie translates best as a still image. Considering that makeup, expressions, and poses were the main parts of her ‘job’, all photos of Edie are artful or artfully artless (depending on her mood). I dismissed her as the original incarnation of the dreadful Paris Hiltons to come, but “Girl on Fire” absolutely made me adore Edie. I’ve spent a weekend with this book, looked at all the photographs a dozen times, and still idly go back for more again and again. I’m not the only one. My friends and relatives passing through my apartment immediately pick this one up and look through it for at least half an hour. No wonder. Like the beautiful and crazy Edie herself, the book is mesmerizing.
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