Warhol's Surf World

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In 1968, Andy Warhol and a handful of eccentric actors left the bustle of New York City to make a film along the beaches of La Jolla, California. The movie would become San Diego Surf, a film about a New York couple that moves to La Jolla and befriends a group of local surfers. But when Warhol returned to his factory in New York to edit the film, he was shot and nearly killed, and the project was shelved indefinitely. The footage collected dust for almost 30 years, until it was given to The Andy Warhol Museum in 1996. Paul Morrissey was commissioned to finish the final edits to San Diego Surf, and in 2012 Andy Warhol’s last film was finally completed.

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