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Callie Angell

Callie Angell on Bear Island, Maine, August 7, 2003. Photo: Felicity D. Scott.

IN JANUARY 2000, Callie Angell, curator of the Andy Warhol Film Project at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, e-mailed me to wish me happy New Year. “I’ve been traveling a lot, out to PA nearly every week,” she wrote, referring to the site of MoMA’s Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, “but I seem to be finished with the films out there for the time being (hard to believe).” She went on to detail what she’d been working on:

I just finished cataloguing the most incredible Warhol film: the 105 Screen Tests he shot of Philip Fagan, his lover, over 105 days, each film numbered and dated in sequence. This film was supposed to be six months long. And was called Six Months, actually, but they broke up after 3+ months. But even in this truncated form the film would be 7 hours long, if assembled! Each 100-ft. film is lit meticulously and slightly differently,

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