there's nothing glamorous about drugs so any attempt to legalize them is stupid... creating more ways to escape reality and shirk your civic responsibilites doesn't make sense to me..and the graveyards are full of those who drugged out way too young...
Notes on Edie Sedgwick
drugs are not romantic except perhaps in the case of Edie Sedgwick where they are an extension of her....Edie was a mythical romantic figure if there ever was one
a Santa Barbara refugee from a wealthy family......Edie was a young blonde with an incredible spirit..a spoiled rich kid who was extraordinarily beautiful and wild...a friend of Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan..a fixture on the New York art scene...an actress, fashion model, socialite..if you're gonna do that, do it..Edie was the real deal from a crazy family...
|Edie Sedgwick (1966)|
(photo: Billy Name)
Edie Sedgwick's father was Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904-1967), a Santa Barbara rancher who had three nervous breakdowns prior to his marriage in 1929 to Edie's mother Alice Delano De Forest. Before the marriage, Alice's father visited Francis Sedgwick's doctors at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge Massachusetts, where he was recovering from a phase of manic-depressive psychosis. Alice's father was advised by Francis's doctor at the psychiatric clinic that Francis and Alice should not have any children.
Bobby Neuwirth:Bobby Dylan and I occasionally ventured out into the poppy nightlife world. I think somebody who had met Edie said, 'You have to meet this terrific girl.' Dylan called her, and she chartered a limousine and came to see us. We spent an hour or two, all laughing and giggling, having a terrific time. I think we met in the bar upstairs at the Kettle of Fish on MacDougal Street, which was one of the great places of the Sixties. It was just before the Christmas holidays; it was snowing, and I remember we went to look at the display on Houston Street in front of the Catholic church... Edie was fantastic. She was always fantastic."
but Edie drugged out and died young ...she was the inspiration for Bob Dylan's seminal 60s album Blonde on Blonde..."Just Like a Woman" was said to be written about her...with her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls...now, to understand the kind of woman Edie was, you need to listen to that song...and maybe have felt like that about a girl once in your life...that song is a masterpiece...Edie Sedgwick was a masterpiece....a sad work of art...
Bob Dylan's album Blonde on Blonde was released on May 16, 1966. One of the women featured on the inner sleeve was Edie Sedgwick. Some of the songs were rumored to be about Edie. And Andy.
"She [Edie] said, 'They're [Dylan's people] going to make a film and I'm supposed to star in it with Bobby [Dylan].' Suddenly it was Bobby this and Bobby that, and they realized that she had a crush on him. They thought he'd been leading her on, because just that day Andy had heard in his lawyer's office that Dylan had been secretly married for a few months - he married Sarah Lownds in November 1965... Andy couldn't resist asking, 'Did you know Edie that Bob Dylan has gotten married?' She was trembling. They realized that she really thought of herself as entering a relationship with Dylan, that maybe he hadn't been truthful"
Edie was a mythical figure walking around Santa Barbara... she had mental issues..and back then you couldn't help but run into people in her circle..of course I did, too
"She was hospitalized again in August of 1969 in the psychiatric ward of Cottage Hospital after being busted for drugs by the local police. While in hospital she met another patient, Michael Post, who she would later marry.
Edie married Michael Post on July 24, 1971. She stopped drinking and taking pills until October when pain medication was given to her to treat a physical illness. She remained under the care of Dr. Mercer who prescribed her barbiturates but she would often demand more pills or say she had lost them in order to get more, often combining them with alcohol.
On the night of November 15, 1971, Edie went to fashion show at Santa Barbara Museum, a segment of which was filmed for the television show An American Family, Lance Loud had already met Edie before on a beach in Isla Vista and she spoke to him in the lobby "drawn" by the cameras.
After the fashion show Edie attended a party and was verbally attacked by one of the guests who called her a heroin addict. The guest was so loud that she was asked to leave. Edie rang Michael who arrived at the party and could see that Edie had been drinking.
Eventually, they left the party, went back to their apartment where Michael gave Edie the medication that had been prescribed for her and they both fell asleep. When Michael woke up the following morning at 7:30, Edie was dead. The coroner registered her death as Accident/Suicide due to a Barbiturate overdose.