Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wednesday Nite Tube - Update

Whoa! Forgive me for not including this earlier in the post below. PBS premieres the first of a two-part American Masters on the man himself - Andy Warhol - 9 to 11p.

And here's one of my few "Brush with Greatness" stories: The first time I went to NYC was in the late 70s. I had a friend living up there who agreed to put me up and serve as tour guide. Arrived in the afternoon, got settled in, then we went out and about for a first taste. We went through Gramercy Park - you know, the park with the cast iron fence Woody Allen runs through at the end of Manhattan, the park that is used in just about every movie that gets shot in NYC - came across a film crew and saw Lee Strasberg in a production van getting his make-up applied for a scene.

We went through the park and within a minute we were upon Max's Kansas City. And as cliche as it possibly could be, there was Andy Warhol standing in front of Max's, a stack of the latest Interviews under his arm, waiting for his ride. We approached, said hello, he was very open and friendly, and gave us each a copy of the new mag hot off the press.

And there you go...


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