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“The 54 stills of Screen Tests/A Diary–which picture actors and poets, socialites and thieves, models, consumers of amphetamine, painters, filmmakers, and musicians–are frame enlargements from short black-and-white silent-film portraits made between 1964 and 1966 by Andy Warhol with the assistance of Gerard Malanga and/or Billy Linich, also known as Billy Name, who lived at the Factory. Each still consists of one or two entire frames from the film footage, and part of either one or two additional frames.” (source).
The stills featuring Salvador Dali, Allen Ginsberg, Jane Holzer, Jonas Mekas, Paul Morrissey, Nico, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, and many others, are accompanied by Malanga’s poetry.
Publisher Kulchur Press, New York, 1967
Collaboration as Social Exchange: Screen Tests/A Diary by Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol (Reva Wolf, Art Journal, 1993)
Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests (Gary Comenas, warholstars.org, 2005)