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New York movies: Chelsea Girls (1966)
New York movies: Chelsea Girls (1966)

Chelsea Girls (1966), directed by Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol

Read about Chelsea Girls, directed by Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol; No. 15 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

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Conceived at Max’s Kansas City and inspired by the Hotel Chelsea (where it was mostly shot), Andy Warhol’s three-and-a-half-hour underground opus was also an unlikely commercial hit, a split-screen endurance test of nonnarrative vignettes featuring the Pop artist’s menagerie of eccentric New York personalities—the cultural progenitors of histrionic reality TV.—Stephen Garrett

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