The private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, New York, and America. And he talks about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in New York, the explosion of his career in the '60s, and his life among celebrities.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – December 17th 1969: Interviewed at legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch outside Toronto, the couple details their new campaign for peace. They discuss a week they spent earlier in the month with camera crews for two British documentaries, a newly released live album, and a benefit concert they had recently played in London. Just two days prior, posters had been put up in twelve cities around the world bearing the enduring, simple message, “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.”
On June 3, 1968, Andy Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas. He was pronounced clinically dead, but surgeons at Columbus Hospital were able to revive him. It's now almost a year later. Solanas is in custody awaiting sentencing, and Warhol has just undergone a follow-up surgery. They discuss how life at The Factory has been slow since the shooting. Warhol has created little work since filming Lonesome Cowboys and Blue Movie with longtime film collaborator Paul Morrissey, who joins Warhol for this interview.