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The John | The Pope Ondine Story

(Andy Warhol, 1966)

Double Feature

The John stars Ed Hood and Patrick Fleming in the story of two men in bed whose assignation gets interrupted by a series of friends and neighbors. All four reels of The John were included in early screenings of The Chelsea Girls, but ultimately only reels three and four were kept. Eventually, The John was made available separately in either a single- or double-screen version. (66 mins., digital video) 

In The Pope Ondine Story, Ondine (actor Robert Olivo) and Factory penitents including Rene Ricard and Angelina “Pepper” Davis converse only inches apart from each other in simulated confessional. In one notorious highlight, Ondine shoots up and slaps Rona Page in a moment of vicious, unrehearsed violence. (99 mins., digital video)

Still from The Pope

Andy Warhol, The Pope Ondine Story, 1966
Pictured: Ronna Page, Ondine
©2019 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute
All rights reserved
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

Image from The John

Andy Warhol, The John, 1966
Pictured: Patrick Fleming, Ed Hood / Ed Hood, Patrick Fleming
©2019 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute
All rights reserved
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

“The Chelsea Girls” Exploded was originally organized by Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video, and Greg Pierce, Associate Curator of Film and Video, at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, and Rajendra Roy, Chief Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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The John | The Pope Ondine Story