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Baby Jane Holzer
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BABY JANE HOLZER




Gerard Malanga (in lower left corner), Ivy Nicholson


and Jane Holzer at the Factory (ca. 1965)

(photo: Billy Name)






Diana Vreeland: "Jane Holzer is the most contemporary girl I know."




Although Andy Warhol called NAOMI LEVINE his first superstar, Baby Jane Holzer was the first of Warhol's superstars to attract a lot of media attention.
Jane Holzer was born Jane Brookenfeld on October 23, 1940 (imdb). Jane's father, Carl Brookenfeld, had made his fortune in real estate. Although Jane was raised in Florida, her father also had a place in New York where they spent a lot of time. Jane went to Cherry Lawn School in Darien, Connecticut and then to Finch Junior College until she was expelled, preferring dancing at El Morrocco to studying. After Finch, she started modeling and was catapulted to fame when David Bailey took her photographs for English Vogue in the summer of 1963. (KT165-6) Jane Brookenfeld became Jane Holzer when she married Leonard Holzer - the heir to a large real estate fortune. Their home in New York was a twelve room apartment on Park Avenue.
Nicky Haslam, the editor of Show magazine at the time, introduced Jane to Andy on 59th Street, in front of Bloomingdales. Andy told her he was doing a film called Soap Opera and asked if she would like to be in it. A week or so after meeting Warhol, Jane had a dinner at her father-in-law's house where she lived on Park Avenue, and Andy came. The other guests were David Bailey, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David McEwen and Nicky Haslam. (UW47)
Jane was nicknamed "Baby Jane" by columnist Carol Bjorkman. The film, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, had just come out and although the columnist had not seen the film, she used the name for Jane Holzer. Jane hadn't seen the film either, but when she did, she "wanted to die" but the name stuck. (UW47/48)


According to Jane, Soap Opera was the first film she worked on - with Jerry Benjamin and Sam Green. She also made a Screen Test where Warhol just turned on the camera and told her not to blink. She also remembered making a film where she was eating a banana, and then Batman Dracula. (UW47)
Jane Holzer [on filming Batman Dracula]: "That was hysterical. This limo came and picked us up and took us out to the Marshall Field house where Judy and Sam Peabody were spending the summer. And Andy's early star Naomi Levine was there. Ivy Nicholson was there too. And there were all of these wonderful proper maids in uniforms waiting on people. Naomi Levine wrapped herself in Saran Wrap with nothing underneath. Everyone was watching the maids sort of move around ill-at-ease, pretending that Naomi was dressed. Judy and Sam were hysterical, I thought it was hysterically funny - it was great." (Ibid)


In addition to her Warhol films, Jane also appeared in Ciao Manhattan. When asked what it was like working with Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein on the film, she said "Let me give you an example. One day we went to this halfway house. And we were waiting for Edie to show up. We got there at probably 11 in the morning. At 5, Edie shows up... she filmed perfectly because she was, you know, high and feeling great. But we were fit to be tied and uptight because we'd been waiting forever." (UW52)
Jane also appeared in a Broadway play called Gotta Go Disco by Jerry Brandt, Joe Eula and Alan Finkelstein based on story of Cinderella, starring Irene Cara. It closed after two weeks.
Because of all the drugs and craziness at the Factory, Jane stayed away from it "between Edie's arrival and when Andy got shot" (UW53). She remained in contact with Warhol throughout the seventies and eighties, both often attending similar social functions. Jane: "I remember it used to be so embarrassing in the '60s: he and ten people would show up and crash. By the '70s, he was the first one to be invited anywhere." (UW53)
Jane eventually opened an ice cream shop in Palm Beach, Florida called Sweet Baby Jane's, living in both New York and Palm Beach. (UW47) In addition to her real estate investments, Jane was also executive producer of the film, Naked Tango (1990) and associate producer of Spike of Bensonhurst (1988). She also appeared in the films, Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout (1990), La Vallee fantome (1987) and Futz! (1969). (IMD


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The following interview of Warhol star Baby Jane Holzer (by Anita Pallenberg) will appear in the Fall 2002 issue of 'Cheapdate' magazine (Issue No. 5):

Jane:Anita, how do you stay so skinny? I have such a problem with staying skinny.

Anita:I don't know. I think my mum was very skinny.

Jane:So was mine!

Anita:It could be that I ride a bicycle everywhere around London. Everyone is sopolite here. I would be terrified to do it in New York. How did you get the nameBaby Jane?

Jane:There was this columnist called Carol Bjorkman who wrote for Women's WearDaily, and she coined the phrase after the movie, which nobody had seen. WhenI saw the movie I thought oh my God, what have they done to me? It was themost frightening thing. The name stuck, which is a drag.

Anita:You've never liked it?

Jane:No, Jane is better. But what are you gonna do? You can't change history.

Anita:Shall we talk a little bit about those days? You must have been one of thefirst people that I met in New York.

Jane:It was with Allan. Do you remember when I asked you if you remembered him?And you said 'vaguely'. That is the funniest answer in the whole wide world.It's just like the 60's: vagueness.

Anita:I saw you at Ondine's, in about '65. It was a magic sort of place, on 59th Street,under the bridge. You met Brian Jones as well.

Jane:Were you dating Brian?

Anita:Yeah, I was going out with him.

Jane:And then you switched to Keith?Anita:Yep. Horrible isn't it? We had a tumultuous relationship, and then Brian actuallygot a bit sick, taking acid and stuff.

Jane:How long were you together?

Anita:Until about 1967. Then he turned into a kind of schizo. He got agressive andabusive.

Jane:When did he die?

Anita:1969. Would you call yourself a survivor?Jane:Definitely. We're both survivors.

Anita:But the word 'survivor' makes us sound like we're been to boot camp, as if wewere barely getting by. Do you see it like that?

Jane:Yes and no. No and Yes.

Anita:I don't want to be thought of as a survivor. I'm living a good life. I've heard thatyou have a great art collection. What are your favorite pieces?

Jane:Warhol. I'm mad on Warhol. Also Keith Haring, Jean Michele Basquiat,Nan Goldin.

Anita:What are your thoughts about Warhol?

Jane:He was a master. He was a religious person: very catholic, very spiritual,loving and giving. He was afraid to give anyone money in case they wouldtake drugs, but he ran a tab at Max's Kansas City, so people could eat.

Anita:I spent more time upstairs in the painted bathrooms!

Jane:Well, I was downstairs chomping away on chickpeas. That's the difference,right?

Anita:Do you remember Edie Sedgwick? I remember her being very sad.

Jane:She wasn't so sad. She was just stoned all the time.

Anita:But never happy stoned. Maybe it was her makeup that made her look sad.So what do you remember about doing those films with Warhol?

Jane:We'd always be waiting for Edie. We would all be straight and uptight by thetime she arrived, and she would be so loose, so beautiful, so perfect. Everything she did was perfect. She was amazing. AMAZING! I wish she were still here.

Anita:I remember going to visit Andy at the Factory, when I had just had Marlon,and he was so sweet to him. He took him to this room packed with toys, andsaid he could have any toy he wanted. Marlon was blown away.

Jane:Andy loved children.

Anita:It's great now. All the kids are friends, and all the mothers and daughtershang out together. It gives you a sense of continuity. I like feeling a part ofit too, especially with the grandchildren. That makes me feel almost immortal.Do you ever feel like that?

Jane:Not really, dammit!

Anita:There was a moment where I thought, this is it. I'm immortal.

Jane:The funniest thing is what people say about Keith: 'Cheating death for, what isit, thirty or forty years?' He's funny right?

Anita:He is funny, very sharp. Witty by day, must say. Do you feel differently now?Compared to the old days?

Jane:Yeah, I feel older dammit. Well, I don't really feel older, but I know I am older.

Anita:Sometimes when I glance in a mirror, I still see the same person I had insideme thirty years ago. But when I go in to the bathroom and look at myselfwith all the lights on, I think wow, what happened?

Jane:You look great.

Anita:As a whole, but if you look closer you see the wear and tear. I heard that youkeep sheep. How many do you have?

Jane:I have one black one and one white one. They are so cute.Anita:What else are you up to?

Jane:Just working away, trying to get my house in the country done. Same old,same old. I feel lucky to be alive and healthy; doing a days work; feeling likeI have accomplished something.

Anita:Are you married now?

Jane:No, I work too hard. I don't have the time. Men of our generation need a lot of attention, unlike the younger ones. The younger ones are very good aboutgiving.

Anita:Yeah, its true. I went to see a psychic in London, who told me I should lookfor a Tibetan or an Indian.

Jane:I don't think so. Darling, you're rock n' roll aristocracy.

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I think she was sooo beautiful! And I adore those bikinis!

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Wow, thanks you guys!

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I love Jane Holzer! Here are photos i scanned from the warhol look
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From the book, Andy Warhol Screen Tests..

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Thanks for those! Just lovely.

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Photos by David McCabe:



Baby Jane Holzer: "The pictures with Mick were taken at a party that I had at my 955 Park Avenue apartment. I can tell by the Warhol Flower paintings on the wall. Andy really loved how I hung them. I had six Flower paintings and hung them all from their corners (like a diamond)."

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Thanks for those shots! She's one of my favorite Superstars.

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Baby and Mick!!!!!! They both look so hot!

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I love Jane's style in Ciao! Manhattan. I was really surprised to hear that she hated Edie at the time, she speaks very fondly of her now.

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