My Hustler (1965) and Beauty No. 2 (1965)

Boston: Filmmakers' Cinematheque, 1966. Vintage flyer for a three night showing of Andy Warhol's 1965 films, "My Hustler," and "Beauty No. 2," at Boston's Filmmakers' Cinematheque, February 21-23, 1966.

Boston's Filmmakers' Cinematheque was a short lived location for one of Jonas Mekas' many venues for experimental cinema during the 1960s. Located at 53 Berkeley Street in Boston's South End, the site would become the famed rock club the Boston Tea Party early the following year, a popular venue for both psychedelic music as well as Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground.

Both "My Hustler" and "Beauty No. 2" were early, largely improvised films by Andy Warhol shot in 1965. "My Hustler," a predecessor to "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), features humorous and strange interactions between Paul America, a young blonde "Dial-a Hustler," and Ed Hood, his older client, and was filmed over Labor Day weekend with longtime collaborators Paul Morrissey and Chuck Wein. "Beauty No. 2," which was shot using a fixed point of view, observes Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio on a bed flirting and kissing, as Wein, off screen, is heard asking annoying and harassing questions of Sedgwick.

An uncommon remnant of an early Warhol screening at the short-lived Boston venue.

8.5 x 11 inches. Very Good plus, with a tiny chip at the lower left margin, otherwise bright and unfaded.


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