San Diego Surf
SAN DIEGO SURF was filmed in La Jolla, California, about 100 miles down the coast from Los Angeles, in May, 1968. It was filmed in color on 16mm with two cameras, manned by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey... Its loose narrative concerns an unhappily married couple with a baby who rent their beach house to a group of surfers. After it was shot, it was only partially edited and never released. In 1995-96, the Andy Warhol Foundation commissioned Paul Morrissey, under the supervision of Foundation curator Dara Meyers-Kingsley, to complete the editing, based on existing notes and the rough cut.
The month after SAN DIEGO SURF filming was completed, Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas, which virtually ended his work behind the movie camera.
Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum
Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Tom Hompertz
Director of Photography: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Producer: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Director: Andy Warhol