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Richard Rheem

[John Bailey on Richard Rheem]: Warhol met Richard Rheem at a party in San Francisco and invited him to come be in his movies in New York. He did. He also moved in with Warhol and his mother and became her close friend. It’s not clear the degree of intimacy the two men shared though it was evident to others that Rheem loved Warhol. His four screen tests may have been made in close proximity as… Read more
[John Bailey on Richard Rheem]: Warhol met Richard Rheem at a party in San Francisco and invited him to come be in his movies in New York. He did. He also moved in with Warhol and his mother and became her close friend. It’s not clear the degree of intimacy the two men shared though it was evident to others that Rheem loved Warhol. His four screen tests may have been made in close proximity as they all share an interesting technical glitch. The Bolex had a “slippage” or registration problem and there are occasional jumpy, blurred frames. Since Warhol is here also racking in and out of focus, zooming, and deliberately mis-framing, the registration problem just seems to be a fortuitously timed effect. Read less

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