Known to those as ‘The Factory Girl’, Edith Minturn “Edie” Sedgwick made her way to New York City in 1964 from Santa Barbara, California. In 1965 she quickly became the ultimate muse for artist and avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol.Warhol placed in her first film, Vinyl, his interpretation of the novel A Clockwork Orange, though it was originally to be an male cast. Then she made a cameo appearance in another Warhol film, Horse.
Who knew that this was the beginning of stardom for Edie?
Edie’s appearances generated so much hype that Warhol decided to start making movies that would have Edie be the star. One of the most popular of these was Poor Little Rich Girl, which was originally conceived as part of a series featuring Edie called The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga.
Wikipedia describes this film with intimate detail; ”The first reel shows Sedgwick waking up, ordering coffee and orange juice, and putting on her makeup in silence with only an Everly Brothers record playing. Due to a problem with the camera lens, the footage on the first reel is completely out of focus. The second reel consists of Sedgwick smoking cigarettes, talking on the telephone, trying on clothes, and describing how she had spent her entire inheritance in six months.”