The Factory

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The Decker Building, the second location of the Factory

The Factory was Andy Warhol's New York City studio, which had three different locations between 1962 and 1984.

The original Factory was on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The rent was one hundred dollars per year.[1] Warhol left in 1967 when the building was scheduled to be torn down to make way for an apartment building.

He then relocated his studio to the sixth floor of the Decker Building at 33 Union Square West near the corner of East 16th Street, where he was shot in 1968 by Valerie Solanas.

The Factory was revamped and remained there until 1973. It moved to 860 Broadway at the north end of Union Square. Although this space was much larger, not much filmmaking took place there.

In 1984 Warhol moved his remaining business, no longer including filming, to 22 East 33rd Street, a conventional office building.

Many Warhol movies, including those made at the Factory, were first (or later) shown at the New Andy Warhol Garrick Theatre or 55th Street Playhouse.[2][3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kornbluth, Jesse (March 9, 1987). "The World Of Warhol". New York. Vol. 20, no. 10. p. 43. ISSN 0028-7369.
  2. "Garrick Cinema – 152 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved March 27, 2018. Previous Names: New Andy Warhol Garrick Theatre, Andy Warhol's Garrick Cinema, Nickelodeon
  3. Garcia, Alfredo (October 11, 2017). "1968". Andy Warhol Films: Newspaper Adverts 1964–1974. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. Staff (2010). Fodor's See It New York City (4th ed.). Fodor's Travel Publications. ISBN 978-1-4000-0498-0. Retrieved March 27, 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. Ferguson, Michael (2015). Joe Dallesandro: Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor. Open Road Media. ISBN 978-1-5040-0654-5. Retrieved March 27, 2018 – via Google Books.