Interview with Joe Dallesandro, an exclusive reprint from the archives of Manner of Man Magazine


Interview with Joe Dallesandro

Photo of Joe Dallesandro by  Paul Morrisey supplied to Manner of Man Magazine

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This exclusive interview with legendary Joe Dallesandro was conducted by Nicola Linza and Cristoffer Neljesjö in Los Angeles during March 2011.

Let’s dive right into it, how did you meet Andy Warhol?

I was out with a friend who took me to meet the guy that paints the soup cans. They put me in the film that afternoon.

Is your crotch the one Warhol used for the infamous Rolling Stone’s cover of Sticky Fingers?

Yes. I'm only the outside photo; it's another person on the inside of the album.

Why did you hang around The Factory so long?

I was employed to answer the phone, do various jobs and protect Andy. I was only there for five years and did not "hang around". I worked, made films and went home.

Did you always want to be an actor?


What was the worst part of being one of Andy’s Superstars?

It never ends.

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