Andy Warhol’s Superstars And The Wild Stories From The Factory

Jenna Goldberg | July 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Andy Warhol’s life was nothing short of eccentric, and you can’t mention 1960s New York without him. He created “The Factory,” his studio in Manhattan that became the epicenter for art, film, and debauchery.

He referred to his muses and hanger-on’s as “Warhol superstars” and famously claimed, “In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” His clique of women hung around the studio, waiting for Warhol to instruct them for a “screen test” in from of the camera. Whether or not the cameras were rolling, some crazy stuff went down.

Anita Pallenberg Hung Around The Factory and Dated The Rolling Stones


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Actress, artist, and model Anita Pallenberg was another “It Girl” of the 1960s and 1970s. Young and rebellious, Pallenberg dropped out of school at the age of sixteen and began hanging around The Factory. She met The Rolling Stones, who were friends of Andy Warhol’s, and he even designed their album cover for Sticky Fingers.

She dated Rolling Stones musician Brian Jones in the years before his death. When Keith Richards saw Jones assaulting Pallenberg while on a trip to Morocco, he rescued her and they moved in together in England. Their relationship would end up lasting 13 years until Richards got clean of drugs and Pallenberg couldn’t quit. She died of complications from hepatitis C in 2017.