The Telephone Book / hello film

With The Telephone Book, Berlin-based Hello Film and Lambl / Homburger present a unique documentation of New York underground cinema. The film is a biting satire on sexual morals that is said to have been a source of inspiration for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris (1972). Andy Warhol himself took on the role of ‘intermission’ but there are only a few photos left from his scene, which fell victim to the film’s final cut. However, Warhol’s superstars Ultra Violet, Geri Miller and Ondine are still part of the film and appear alongside Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh in her first role. The shocking showdown was created by animation legend Len Glasser.

Two exhibitions, one in Berlin and one in Kunsthalle Winterthur, were conceived in cooperation with Merv Bloch, the producer of The Telephone Book. In the 1960s and 70s, Bloch was one of the leading independent creative personalities in the area of cinema commercials. In close cooperation with directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, he developed posters and trailers for their films.

Together with Hello Film, Lambl / Homburger have published the DVD, designed all editions and provided editorial guidance.

The Telephone Book