In Conversation | Lee Radziwill and Sofia Coppola, on Protecting Privacy – NYTimes.com

Lee Radziwill and Andy Warhol (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Radziwill: I’ve often thought — even though it’s hard to give him even more credit than he has had — that Andy Warhol must have started a lot of 15 minutes of fame.

Coppola: I feel like now is the epitome of that idea.

Radziwill: It’s such an amazing prediction from somebody who died a good 25 years ago. And it wasn’t spot on then as far as I could tell. Maybe in Andy’s circle, it was starting, but I think he was brilliant foreseeing this.

Coppola: I would be very curious what he would think now.

via In Conversation | Lee Radziwill and Sofia Coppola, on Protecting Privacy – NYTimes.com.

11 Comments »

  1. Perhaps Warhol was laughing up his sleeve when he said that! It’s interesting, the whole point behind Andy was that he *wasn’t* deep, there was surface and behind the surface was more surface. So I think he was *definitely* prophetic! Perhaps the phrase should’ve been “in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes…but we often won’t know WHY.” Ain’t I wicked cynical?! Bwahahaha!
    Nice catch, Vickie.
    “Andy Warhol looks a scream/Hang him on my wa-ah-hall-uh-all/Andy Warhol, Silver Screen/Can’t tell them apart at A-ah-hall-uh-all” Guess who?! 🙂

  2. Dear V
    Yes, very,very interesting. Andy was way ahead of his time in ways that we are still only fully understanding.
    Sadly Ms Coppola didn’t come across as well on a radio interview here recently when she terminated the recording claiming she was ‘being grilled’. It was a serious interview on a BBC arts programme.
    How sad that artists don’t feel the need to account for their work or even face mild challenges to their preconceptions these days…
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

      • Dearest V
        Oh yes, it was broadcast, it’s BBC policy in such circumstances. The interviewer took much on the blame on himself, and he was pressing some points about the subjectivity of taste, but Ms C’s efusal to admit that shame came from any background of privillege was a little difficult to stomach.
        Now I think links to the BBCs content (practically everything they broadcast is also on line for us Brits), is blocked, but just in case….
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0368kpl
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Dearest V
        I must learn to proof read, especially when operating without auto-heck and limited IT…. it should have read…
        “but Ms C’s refusal to admit that she came from a background of privillege…”
        As of course there’s no shame in being born in to an august family!
        Apologies for any confusion!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Well, that’s just silly, isn’t it? Three generations of filmmakers, financial security, opportunity… I find that no matter what the circumstances of your birth there are always ups and downs, and the interior life can be startlingly different than the exterior, but privilege is a buffer. There’s no way around it.

      • Dearest V
        Well that’s just it, whilst personal pain is no respecter of postion or bank balances, when an interviewer is harmlessly asking if you can identify and empathise with the the privilleged characters in your film, though they may not be terribly likeable, I can’t see the harm in agreeing.
        I always think of myself as being born lucky and am quite happy to admit it, it seems silly not to.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

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