Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor

Michael Ferguson has revised, updated, and expanded his long out-of-print Little Joe, Superstar book with Joe Dallesandro: Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor. The edition includes new interviews with Joe, an extensive biographical section, detailed accounts of the Warhol and Morrissey films, a fresh consideration of the European career, and more than 150 images.

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"In my movies, everyone's in love with Joe Dallesandro."
~ Andy Warhol

"A wonderful actor who forever changed male sexuality on the screen."
~ John Waters

"One of the ten most photogenic men in the world."
~ Francesco Scavullo

~eBook Edition~


Here is the fascinating career of Joe Dallesandro, a tough kid from the streets of New York who became a counterculture emblem of male beauty and ambiguous sexuality through the films of Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey.

Author Michael Ferguson examines in detail the six features Dallesandro made for the Factory, as well as the X-rated Frankenstein and Dracula, the score of offbeat, arty, and low-budget movies that followed in Europe, and his return to America as character actor.

Ambivalent about his fame as a Warhol Superstar, Dallesandro is nevertheless irrevocably drawn back to the images of his younger self and a persona that captured the gaze of both women and men during the Sexual Revolution. As the first openly eroticized male sex symbol of the movies to appear casually naked on screen, he spoke to our fantasies and liberated the male nude as an object of beauty in the cinema.

Including photographs from the actor’s personal collection.

    JOE DALLESANDRO: Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor
by Michael Ferguson
7” x 10” Softcover
ISBN# 978-0-615-52544-0
402 pages/156 photos


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