Tag Archives: Andy Warhol

The Hero Business

Andy Warhol had it wrong when he idly lisped that, in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes – everyone, without exception, will have his or her fifteen minutes of fame. Maybe it was joke. The enthusiastic response … Continue reading

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Plastic People

Growing up in the raw new suburbs postwar of Pittsburgh – the last good years before the city started its slow collapse – was anything but surreal. It was all real enough – cars had big fins, Ed Sullivan was … Continue reading

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Designating Heroes

Andy Warhol had it wrong when he idly lisped that, in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes – simply everyone will have his or her fifteen minutes of fame. Perhaps this was no more than a sardonic … Continue reading

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The End of the Fifteen Minutes

Sixteen years of living here on Laurel Avenue in Hollywood and you do get used to the obscure. Down on the corner, at Sunset Boulevard, there’s the small shopping center with the five-screen multiplex, the Crunch Gym, the Starbucks and … Continue reading

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The Strange Straight Up

Call it the Andy Warhol Syndrome – or the Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant and David O. Selznick Syndrome, or the Henry Mancini or Ahmad Jamal Syndrome. When you grow up in Pittsburgh you want to get out. Those guys did. … Continue reading

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