Andy Warhol Slept Here?
Famous and Infamous Visitors to Utah
by Will South
Paperback / 92 pages / 1-56085-109-0 / $12.95
Valentino. Kerouac. Warhol. Dylan Thomas. Frank Zappa. Bobby Fischer . . . Why on earth did they come to Utah? What did they do here? And what could it possibly matter? Find out answers to two of these questions in this light-hearted, completely factual guide to Utah’s most unlikely visitors.
Author Will South provides a goldmine of little-known trivia in twenty-five vignettes: the gist of Mark Twain’s interview with Brigham Young, the highlights of Groucho Marx’s and Charlie Chaplin’s escapade in a Salt Lake brothel, Natacha Rambova’s real identity as a Utah girl, and other details, accompanied by an impressive array of rare photographs.
Will South is the Research Curator for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah. He received his doctorate in art history from City University of New York where he was named Henry R. Luce Fellow for 1991. His publications include California Grandeur and Genre, California Impressionism, Guy Rose: American Impressionist, James Taylor Harwood, and Making and Breaking Tradition.