Jimmy Slattery (aka Candy Darling) meets Harold
Azjenberg (aka Holly Woodlawn).
Early 1964Jack Smith uses the word superstar in
print, in Gnauoua.
JanuaryWarhol shoots Screen Test #1, featuring
Ronald Tavel interrogating Philip Fagan.
January 17-20Jonas Mekas screens Sleep at the
Gramercy Arts Theater.
Warhol buys his first tape recorder.
Late JanuaryBilly Linich starts to renovate the raw
space at 231 East Forty-seventh Street, and by February
he makes the Factory his primary residence.
c. FebruaryWarhol begins a romantic/sexual relationship
with Billy Linich; it lasts a few months,
but their closeness continues long afterward.
February 1Scheduled date for the first publication of
Stable, edited by Gerard Malanga, published by
Eleanor Ward, with cover by Andy Warhol. The
magazine never materialized.
February 2Warhol films Robert Indiana in a twenty-seven-
minute film, Eat; it is first shown July 16,
1964, at the Filmmakers' Cinematheque.
February 14Mario Montez and Jack Smith, both living
at 89 Grand Street, invite Andy and others to
view an in-progress version of Normal Love.
(Smith will never finish the film.)
February 18Tarzan and Jane Regained...Sort Of
premieres at the Grammercy Arts Theater.
March 4Edie Sedgwick's brother Minturn hangs
himself on the day before his twenty-sixth birthday.
Shortly thereafter she meets Chuck Wein.
March 23Taylor Mead stars in LeRoi Jones's The
Baptism and Frank O'Hara's The General Returns
from One Place to Another, for which he wins an
AprilWarhol installs the Thirteen Most Wanted Men
series at the New York World's Fair, but governor
Nelson Rockefeller objects. On April 16 Philip
Johnson informs Warhol that he has twenty-four
hours to replace or remove the mural. On April 17 Warhol instructs that his mural be painted over
April 20Edie Sedgwick's twenty-first birthday party
is held at the Harvard Boat House; she comes into
a trust fund from her maternal grandmother.
April 21Warhol's exhibition of trompe l'oeil sculptures
of about four hundred grocery boxes opens
at the Stable Gallery. The post-opening party is
the first public event held at the Factory.
SpringLeo Castelli invites Warhol to join his gallery,
and Warhol accepts.
SpringDuring his last term at Syracuse University,
Lou Reed writes "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting for
SpringWarhol films Batman/Dracula, starring Jack
Smith; it is never screened.
Spring and summerWarhol films three-minute
silent scenes for Couch.
Early MayEdie Sedgwick arrives in New York.
JuneBefore graduating from Syracuse University,
Betsey Johnson is invited to work at Mademoiselle
magazine, where she quickly learns about
JuneLou Reed graduates from Syracuse University
July 25-26Warhol shoots Empire, with concept by
SeptemberLou Reed begins working for Pickwick
International; during the next five months he
publishes at least five songs.
September 5Warhol films Taylor Mead's Ass, starring
FallJohn Cale moves into an apartment with Tony
Conrad at 56 Ludlow Street.
FallDorothy Podber visits the Factory, pulls out a
gun, and shoots a stack of four Marilyn paintings
through the forehead.
Late SeptemberFour Warhol films (Sleep, Eat, Haircut,
and Kiss) are represented at the New York
Film Festival by three-minute loops, each played
simultaneously in the lobby on four Fairchild 400 projectors, with a score by La Monte Young.
OctoberWarhol meets Philip Fagan, who becomes
October 27Freddie Herko goes to John Dodd's
apartment in Greenwich Village, puts on Mozart's
Coronation Mass, dances naked out a fifth-floor
window, and dies.
NovemberWarhol meets Ronald Tavel, introduced
by Gerard Malanga at the Café Le Metro.
November 21Warhol's exhibition of Flower paintings
opens at the Leo Castelli Gallery.
NovemberWarhol buys an Auricon sound camera.
December 7At midnight Warhol receives the sixth
annual Film Culture award, cited by Jonas Mekas,
for Sleep, Haircut, Kiss, Eat, and Empire.
December 13Warhol shoots his first sound film,
Harlot, scenario by Ronald Tavel, starring Mario
Montez, Gerard Malanga, Billy Linich, and others.
December 31On New Year's Eve Edie Sedgwick's
brother Bobby crashes his motorcycle and dies
eleven days later. In California Edie crashes a car,
which is totaled, but Edie emerges with only small
facial scars and her leg in a cast.
DecemberTom Wolfe calls Jane Holzer "Girl of the
Late 1964Warhol and Malanga begin Thermofax