“Interview gave a screening of American Gigolo at the Gulf + Western building (cab $4.50). Richard gere was really good and Lauren hutton was great. She’s a senator’s wife who gives the hustler his murder alibi. Richard Gere has a sex scene where you see him completely nude. Nando did the art direction, and at the end of the movie there’s a scene where a pimp is being thrown off a balcony by Richard Gere and you see my three posters in the backgroung. The Torsos. The scene is played against them.”
-Excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries, page 257.
“Then we went to Studio 54 and it was very empty. John Fairchild Jr. was there and he asked to borrow money, so I ripped a hundred dollar bill in half and that upset him, but it was a memorable moment. And I didn’t realize it at the time, that he probably had his coat on only because he didn’t have enough money to check it.
And Halston is funny- no matter how many ties we run into each other on the floor he grabs me and hugs me and kisses me and says, “Nice to meet you, Mr. Warhol.” Paid John Fairchild Jr. for body guarding me ($20).”
Excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries, page 196.
“Got back to New York and got a Scull limo ($20 to the driver). The driver said he’d picked up Jean Michel and drove him to the airport to go to Hawaii for two months. I hope he paid his rent in advance. Got home and was really tired. Watched TV, took a valium.
Never took a bath the whole time in Aspen, never changed clothes. Just lived like a pig. That’s a good story, isn’t it? But my perfume worked and my breathing was good but I was depressed because Jon is so aloof. He says he needs to be his own person, and I always feel like he’s just about to leave, so I never can feel relaxed.”
Excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries, page 547.