4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!
Today would have been Edie Sedgwick’s 77th birthday. Unfortunately, she died under tragic circumstances in 1971, after having briefly found fame as a model, a “youthquaker” (as some in the media called her), an actress, and Andy Warhol’s muse. Her tragic life is often held up as a cautionary tale and perhaps it is. For all of her talent and her appeal (not to mention that sharp wit that made her an outsider in the 60 but which would have made her a fascinating interview subject in 2020), Edie was far too often exploited by those who should have been protecting her. She was too beautiful not to be famous but, at the same time, too sensitive not be hurt by the experience. She’s truly a tragic figure but, because she also epitomizes everything that the New York underground art scene in the 60s represents in the popular imagination, she’s also an inspiring one. Edie lives forever as a symbol and a muse. Personally, I’ve been fascinated by her life for as long as I can remember.
In honor of Edie’s birthday, here are: