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Andy Warhol:

“It [Lonesome Cowboys] was originally supposed to be a Romeo-Juliet type story called Ramona and Julian, but quickly got improvised into a movie about a one-woman all-fag cowboy town. We had Eric there, and Louis Waldon and Taylor and Frankie Francine and Joe Dallesandro and Julian Burroughs, a kid we’d just me in New York who claimed he was William Burroughs’s son, and Tom Hompertz, a nice looking blond surfer we’d met the previous fall while we were making a lecture appearance in San Diego. We gave everybody plane tickets to Tucson, but since a strange girl we knew called Vera Cruise happened to be driving out there anyway, we said that if they wanted they could cash in their tickets and keep the money and ride out with her, and that’s what Eric did... The dude ranch we stayed at in Tucson was run by an old man and his wife who were busy trying to sell it so they could retire into a mobile home and travel the country." (POP259-60)

John Chamberlain, the sculptor, also accompanied them. The movie set town that Andy rented for the shoot was also a tourist attraction.

Andy Warhol:

“The dialogue ... was going along the lines of ‘You dirty cocksuckingmotherfucker, what the hell is wrong with you?’ and in the middle of this type of thing... they were bringing a bunch of tourists in, announcing ‘You’re about to see a movie in production...’ The tourists started calling them names and ‘started going nuts, rushing their kids away and everything... Eventually, the grips, the electricians, and the people who built the sets formed a vigilante committee to run us out of town, just like in a real cowboy movie. (POP261-2)

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