ULTRA VIOLET

“Life at the original factory—from 1963 to 1967—as frenzied, grubby, druggy, Byzantine—and absolutely riveting.”

—Grace Glueck, The New York Times Book Review

Set in the dervish years of the Sixties and Seventies, Famous For Fifteen Minutes is a confession memoir of Ultra Violet. The story recounts of Warhol, a shy, bald, myopic, gay albino from an ethnic Pittsburgh suburb and the "Girl in Andy's Soup," Isabelle Collin Dufresne, a.k.a. Ultra Violet, a convent educated heiress from France. Salvador Dali, her companion for five years, introduced her to Andy in 1963. The book won the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt Award, and has been published in 14 languages.

About the Author
French born, Ultra Violet was exorcised, sent to a correction home, and then to New York in 1955. Her romance with Salvador Dali concluded with meeting Andy Warhol in 1964. She became a regular at the legendary factory. An artist, her work includes light, technology, and heavenly messengers. Her play, Tabernacle of Clay debates the innocence and/or criminality of Jesus Christ.

 

Famous For Fifteen Minutes, My Years with Andy Warhol. by Ultra Violet
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FAMOUS
The Opera

Based on the book
Famous For 15 Minutes by Ultra Violet

Music by David Conte
Libretto by John Stirling Walker

The extraordinary journey from death to life of a remarkable woman. As Salvador Dali's lover and one of Andy Warhol's Factory Superstars, Ultra Violet ascends from her abuse in a convent as a young French heiress, to the decadent heights of the 1960s New York City art world, to a spiritual reconciliation of Biblical proportions. With a brilliant and sweeping score by David Conte, and a penetrating libretto by John Stirling Walker, FAMOUS breaks new ground — encapsulating an era of fame, fortune, death and redemption with stunningly original clarity and power. more

Famous, The Opera

1988

USA FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES, My Years with Andy Warhol
Hartcourt Brace Jovanovich, (Hardcover)

  USA New York Times Book Review
"We Threw Andy Out of Our Orgy", Grace Glueck
  Germany ANDY WARHOL
SUPERSTAR / Gustav Lubbe, (hardcover)

1989

Germany Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt Award
  Italy FAMOSI PER 15 MINUTI / Frassinelli
  France MA VIE AVEC ANDY WARHOL / Albin Michel
  England FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES / Methuen (Hardcover)
  Spain FAMOSA DURANTE 15 MINUTOS / Plaza & Janes

1990

Japan GOOD BYE ANDY - THE XX CENTURY MEMORIAL /
Heibonsha (Hardcover)
  USA FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES / Avon
  England FAMOUS FOR 15 MIINUTES / Manderin

1991

Brazil FAMASOS POR 15 MINUTOS /
Editoro Civilizacao Brasileira
  Germany ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR / Lubbe Bastei
  Czech Republic MA LETA S ANDY WARHOLEM / Jan Kanzelsberger

1992

Poland 15 MINUT SLAWY MOJE LATA Z ANDY
WARHOLEM 86 Press

2005

USA FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES, My Years with Andy Warhol / iUniverse (reprint)

2006

Czech Republic MA LETA S ANDY WARHOLEM / Bertelsmann.

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