John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

John Cale on screen

Andy Warhol

The painter/filmer Andy Warhol captured Cale on screen in two movies. The Velvet Underground also supplied music to Hedy (1965) and The Chelsea Girls (1966).

The Velvet Underground and Nico (A Symphony Of Sound) (1966)

Andy Warhol, B&W, sound, 16 mm, 67 min.
Starring: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Ari Boulogne (Nico's son); appearances by Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Stephen Shore, Andy Warhol, the New York Police, and others.

Captures the Velvets rehearsing in the Factory. Little Ari is playing quietly, despite the racket. Rehearsal stopped when the cops arrive.

The Velvet Underground (1966)

Andy Warhol, B&W, sound, 35 min.
Starring: The Velvet Underground

Maureen Tucker is tied up with ropes. Lou Reed, Sterling and John Cale are milling around, throwing food. This bunch of homemade nonsense came in two separate reels, for split screen projection.

© 1999- Hans Werksman