World famous painter, filmmaker, photographer, writer, publisher, and pop icon Andy Warhol, always asked people the same series of questions when he conducted interviews for his magazine he co-founded – ‘Interview,’ magazine back in the 1970s and the 1980s. Co-founder Paul Morrissey, who also managed Andy Warhol, was interviewed by writer, producer, talent manager and artist Bruce Edwin for his publication ‘subnormal.’ Paul Morrissey then said to Bruce Edwin, “You are kind of picking up where Andy and I left off.”
Bruce Edwin is founding publishing editor of www.TheHollywoodSentinel.com which features only the good news, and is read by some of the biggest stars on the planet. Bruce launched Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations in the fall of 2011.
Bruce Edwin is also President of Starpower Management LLC and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Edwin founded Starpower Management, www.StarpowerManagementLLC.com, a celebrity model and talent firm in the fall of 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. He later expanded the company to Los Angeles, California. He has helped to launch many careers, including rock act kill kannah, who he first introduced to his client Atlantic Records, and many models, who he helped become members of the Screen Actor’s Guild, by breaking them in to acting. He was the manager of David Williams – Michael Jackson’s most renowned guitarist who played on such hits as ‘Beat It,’ ‘Billie Jean,’ and ‘Thriller’ and others.
In 2013, Bruce expanded to include the representation of fine art. His current offerings in consort with many of his esteemed partners include original paintings by master artists including; van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Rembrandt, Franz Kline, and many more.
Mr. Edwin began producing for feature film in 2006. His current slate includes himself as writer for three projects, an animation trilogy, and two film studios valued at over 110 million dollars. He further has over 50 scripts under option. The production arm of his firm is a viable source for utilizing his vast network of channels for distribution, casting of stars, private equity, and additional sources of funding. Mr. Edwin has forged confidential working relationships with numerous celebrities as producing partners, and with his partners, has a slate of over thirty motion pictures available to investors in various stages of production including deals partially financed and with stars attached including Emmy and Academy Award winners.
He began his career in motion picture and film with the launch of his own magazine, Subnormal, in 1989. With Subnormal Magazine, Mr. Edwin landed exclusive interviews with recording artists Jewel, Sarah McLachlan, Marilyn Manson, Love and Rockets, Bauhaus, Peter Murphy, and many more. Former Tower Records distributed his magazine in over 15 countries, and in every major city throughout the United States. During this time, he also ran his own music booking agency whereby he booked recording artists on nationwide tours, often touring himself as road and tour manager.
A busy human rights and animal rights activist in his teens, and a vegetarian for over twenty years, Bruce Edwin’s current charitable causes include helping to fight child abuse, exploitation, and child trafficking through his uniquely developed intelligence gathering methods, as well as regional, national, and international public and media journalism. His report on the prevention of child abuse in the entertainment industry was considered and partly used by the California State Assembly during the draft of current legislation regarding the protection of children.
Mr. Edwin is a graduate of Columbia College of Chicago for film producing and cinematography. He is currently writing a new book of poetry and a book on ‘How to Succeed In Hollywood.’ His hobbies include swimming, boating, Kung Fu, and metaphysics. He resides in Los Angeles.
The following are the questions Andy Warhol asked his subjects, with the answers to the questions provided today By Bruce Edwin.
Bruce Edwin Interview by Andy Warhol
ANDY WARHOL: Do you dream?
BRUCE EDWIN: Yes, usually when I am asleep, but sometimes I daydream about things like if all the concrete in the world was turned to grass or sand.
ANDY WARHOL: Do you keep a diary?
BRUCE EDWIN: I used to when I was a young boy, where I wrote in third person, then I was told that boys didn’t keep diaries unless they were sissies, so I threw it away, which I later regretted. Now I just write a few notes on to do lists that I save, or on my calendar, but I might start keeping one now.
ANDY WARHOL: How come you didn’t become an inventor?
BRUCE EDWIN: I did. I just haven’t shared my inventions with the world yet – Seriously.
ANDY WARHOL: Would you ever marry one of your fans?
BRUCE EDWIN: Yes. I can handle being worshiped.
ANDY WARHOL: Do you think it’s okay that boyfriends can kiss and tell?
BRUCE EDWIN: Only if they are gay.
ANDY WARHOL: Who would be your dream date?
BRUCE EDWIN: Marilyn Monroe.
ANDY WARHOL: Do you want to be respected for your beauty?
BRUCE EDWIN: Are you hitting on me? Just kidding. I suppose so, if it pays well.
ANDY WARHOL: What’s your favorite color?
BRUCE EDWIN: I used to not prefer color and only liked black. Now I like white. I have been told by art people that these are not colors. As for color, it really depends for me on the object that the color is on, the tone of it, and whether it’s shiny or not. I like shiny bright colors that make me feel good.
ANDY WARHOL: What are you reading right now?
BRUCE EDWIN: I read many books at once because I get bored with reading one book at a time. Right now I am reading “Positioning; The Battle for Your Mind” by Al Ries and Jack Trout. I am also reading a book on Egyptology, and a few more that I am not telling, as it would reveal the films I am working on which I can’t discuss. I am also reading about a dozen daily publications which I scan through every day for art, film, business, and to stay aware of current events.
ANDY WARHOL: Don’t you want to be a famous painter? It’s really easy.
BRUCE EDWIN: Yes, maybe I already did in a past life.
QUOTES BY BRUCE EDWIN:
“Anyone that says money can’t buy you love, hasn’t taken a girl out on a date when they were poor. Poverty can kill love, because it kills life.”
“People that love quotes are those who are short on time, but long on big ideas.”
Read more about Bruce at www.BruceEdwin.com.