is a 1965underground filmbyAndy WarholstarringEdie Sedgwick.was conceived as the first film in part of a series featuring Sedgwick called. The saga was to include other Warhol films:
The title references the 1936film of the same name, starringShirley Temple, whom Warhol idolized as a child. The title also serves as a sort of description of the star,.
The concept ofPoor Little Rich Girlis a day in the life ofsocialiteEdie Sedgwick. Warhol andGerard Malangabegan shooting in March 1965 in Sedgwicks posh New York City apartment. After initial filming and processing, the reels were found to be out of focus due to a faulty camera lens. Warhol then reshot footage, adding it to the original, out-of-focus first reel footage. The first reel depicts an out-of-focus Sedgwick waking up, ordering coffee and orange juice, smoking cigarettes and marijuana, exercising, taking pills and putting on makeup in silence. The only noise is that of anplaying continuously in the background.2
The second reel, which is in focus, shows Sedgwick lying on her bed and talking to her friend,Chuck Wein, who remains off-camera. Wein can be heard responding to Edie, asking various questions and commenting on different subjects, but never appears on camera. The rest of the film continues with Edie waking up Wein, the two discussing dreams (Wein alludes to his containing miles of people dressed likeThe Kingston Triorepeatedly playingWhat Have They Done to the Rain), Sedgwick talking on the telephone, during which Wein plays an album byThe Shirelles, Sedgwick smoking an indistinguishable substance from a pipe, repeatedly applying lipstick, trying on different outfits, including a real leopard-skin coat (Wein describes the coat as ugly, with buttons that look like two-way radios), casual conversation between the two including social situations and various friends, and vaguely describing how she spent her entire inheritance in six months.
In June 1965,Poor Little Rich Girlpremiered at theFilm-makers CooperativeCinematheque on a double bill with another Warhol film,Vinyl.3
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