Famous for 50 Years: Warhol’s famous for 15 minutes turns 50 this year!

“In the future everyone in the world will be famous for at least 15 minutes” Andy Warhol 1968

Never a truer statement uttered, and this prophetic quote from Warhol accurately predicted the social media frenzy that has swept the world today.

Fifty years on and we live in a world where everyone can easily have their fifteen minutes of fame. Whether it’s from social media success, reality appearances on TV, or even going viral in a meme or YouTube video, fame is attainable, yet as Warhol’s coined phrase foretold, it is extremely fickle.

Famous for 15 minutes - Andy Warhol

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If, however, you were one of Warhol’s Superstars it seems fame didn’t stop after 15 minutes but lived on like Warhol’s legend and his work.

Here we look at some of the people who surrounded Warhol during his most creative years and how by simply knowing him they were preserved in fame along with his art and film works.

More than 15 minutes . . .

Many of those who encountered Warhol gleaned more than 15 minutes of fame from their time as either his muse or companion learn a little more about those who were famous for 15 minutes and more.


UltraViolet - Famous for 15 minutes - Andy Warhol

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One of “Warhol’s Superstars” who penned confessional memoirs titled “Famous for Fifteen Minutes”, was UltraViolet.

The book is a tell-all about the life Isabella Collin Dufrense, a convent educated heiress from France who met Warhol in 1963 after being introduced by her friend Salvador Dali. She changed her name to Ultra Violet at the suggestion of Warhol and went on to star in over a dozen of his filmed art pieces.

Ultra Violet was Warhol’s muse for a fleeting time, her own 15 minutes were far from over though as she went on to become a successful solo artist in her own right and a sought-after contributor to lectures and exhibitions around the world.


Viva - Famous for 15 minutes - Andy Warhol

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Janet Susan Mary Hoffman, like Isabella Dufrense, was born into wealth and raised a devout Catholic and even considered becoming a nun.

Instead, Janet chose a career as a model and painter, both of which she gave up declaring that painting was a lost art and ended up meeting Warhol who gave her the name Viva.

After meeting Warhol, Viva’s film career began as she took the place of UltraViolet as his muse and stared in roles which often involved nudity or sexual scenes.

Following her career with Warhol Viva went onto star in other movies from Agnes Varda’s Lions Love to Woody Allen’s Play it Again, Sam.

Viva went on to write her own book about life in The Factory with Warhol titled Superstars, and now lives a life in Palm Springs painting landscapes.

Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick - Famous for 15 minutes - Andy Warhol

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Like so many of Warhol’s Superstars, Edie Sedgwick was from a wealthy family who went far back into the richest societies of America. She was drawn into Warhol’s orbit at a party and the pair were set up, despite Warhol being gay, the two had a passionate romance.

Known as the next generation Marilyn Monroe, it’s clear why Warhol fell in love with Edie, his own Marilyn obsession was reflected in her, she became Warhol’s Marilyn.

In April 1965, Edie was the girl of the year for Warhol. She went on to star in 10 of his filmed pieces starting with “Poor Little Rich Girl”.

As fast as their love had begun it ended with Edie leaving Andy, both his work and his side.

She went from the artistic world of Warhol to the musical world of Bob Dylan and went onto star in a few more of Warhol’s films before overdosing at the age of 28.

Edie Sedgwick is remembered today as a party girl, a fashion icon and the new age answer to Marilyn Monroe.

Our room

Famous for 15 minutes room at Arthouse Hotel

Our Famous for 15 minutes room at Arthouse Hotel has an eye-catching décor that includes a huge ceiling mural of Warhol and the Monroe portrait behind him that became one of his most famous works.

This stylish city centre hotel room can sleep up to six guests and has a small kitchenette area and chic ensuite bathroom.

The rest of the Warhol floor has been themed around pieces of his work and some of the short movies he created when he was “done with painting”. This is the only room on the floor that solely focuses on what Warhol’s work was all about.

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is artand working is art and good business is the best art” Andy Warhol

Book your stay in our Famous for 15 minutes room midweek and enjoy all this fabulosity for just £20 per person. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

You can also check out some of our amazing hotel offers here and chose from any of the wonderful Warhol suites at available at Arthouse Hotel.

The Alma de Cuba Breakfast Menu is Perfect for Arthouse Hotel Guests

Arthouse Hotel is right in the centre of Liverpool’s hottest district and close to the famous Ropewalks. If you’re staying with us this weekend, or any weekend soon, we serve breakfast all morning for those who have the privilege of staying in one of our movie-themed rooms. If you fancy something a little different one morning, then just a stone’s throw away is one of the best restaurants in Liverpool, and they’re now serving breakfast! The Alma de Cuba Breakfast menu is the perfect option for Arthouse Hotel guests who want a little something different for their stay in Liverpool.

Served from 8 am to 11 am every morning of the week, Alma de Cuba is one of the best places to go to enjoy breakfast while soaking up an atmosphere like no other.

Alma de Cuba Breakfast Menu

Alma de Cuba breakfast menu

Being a Cuban and Latin America inspired restaurant, breakfast was never going to be your run of the mill sausage and eggs in the former church. The Alma de Cuba breakfast menu pulls inspiration from around the world to bring you the very best – and tastiest – dishes to get you well and truly set up for the day ahead.

The highlight of the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu is definitely the signature Alma Eggs. Poached eggs and avocado with Cuban spiced hollandaise is an absolute winner, the taste alone is enough to transport you to South America.

Or try the Breakfast Burger, it’s breakfast and a burger, but not as you know it. Pork pate and crisp smoked bacon is beautifully paired with sliced Monterey Jack and fried egg to create a smorgasbord of tastes that astounds and delights.

Alma de Cuba breakfast menu

If you want to stay traditional, there’s the Alma de Cuba Big Breakfast, with all the components of a traditional breakfast with a fine-dining twist. Confit tomato and toasted cornbread is the piece du résistance of this full English Breakfast. If your taste takes you further north than Cuba, the American Breakfast is something you need to indulge in. American style pancakes with bacon and blueberries, smothered in maple syrup and cooked to perfection.

Come and see us any morning between 8 am and 11 am to browse the full list of tantalising food from the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu.

Breakfast with an Atmosphere

Alma de Cuba breakfast menu

Alma de Cuba has been hailed as one of the most intriguing places to eat and party in Liverpool and breakfast is no exception!

The day might just be dawning but the fun never stops in the converted church on Seel Street. With a church-cum-carnival vibe throughout the building and enough candles to light even the darkest of souls, there’s no feeling quite like dining in Alma de Cuba.

Our staff are ready and raring from the word go, early mornings don’t register on our radar and our friendly and attentive wait staff are always ready to make your experience of the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu one you’ll never forget.

Minutes Away from Arthouse Hotel

Alma de Cuba is just a few minutes walk from Arthouse Hotel, making it the perfect venue for Arthouse guests looking to mix up their breakfast routine. Simply walk a few steps down Seel Street to enter into Cuban & Latin American breakfast dream at Alma de Cuba.

Our receptionists and reservation team are more than happy to help you book a table at one of the most coveted eating establishments in Liverpool.

Dine on the best breakfast in Liverpool, with the most amazing staff in the most beautiful venue. Call us now on 0151 305 3744 to book your place to enjoy the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu while you stay at Arthouse Hotel.

Celebrate The Grand National in Liverpool with an Afterparty at Arthouse

The biggest weekend in the Scouse calendar is approaching fast and people from all over the North West are beginning to prepare for the best weekend of the year: The Grand National in Liverpool. We know how to throw a party at Signature Living and we wait all year to be able to bring the buzz for the National.

While the day at the races may be filled with excitement and good times, there’s no need to let the party stop once the last race is run! Head back to the city centre for an unforgettable afterparty in the heart of our incredible city.

There’s still time to book an overnight stay or get a seat in the hottest bar in town for Grand National in Liverpool. Look no further than Arthouse Hotel and our unique bar to celebrate your wins or drown your losses after spending a day at Aintree.

Grand National in Liverpool Afterparty

Mulholland Cocktail

No one wants to fun to stop on Grand National Day. We look fo5rward to the event all year and when it comes, it’s over far too quick! Make your day last longer by heading back to the centre of town and setting up shop for the night in one of the best bars in Liverpool city centre.

Mulholland, on the ground floor of Arthouse Hotel, is a dreamy mix of Hollywood Glamour and Scouse sensibilities. The bar boasts an extensive range of spirits and tap beers and ciders and with drinks offers that change throughout the seasons, you never know what great deals you’ll get on big name brands and artisan up-and-comers.

If you can tear yourself away from Mulholland’s pull, there’s plenty of other bars in the iconic Seel Street area where you can continue your party until the early hours of the morning. As one of the premier destinations in town for a celebration, Mulholland is the only place you need to be to continue partying after The Grand National in Liverpool.

Stay in Liverpool for The Grand National

Scousers don’t do anything by halves and if you want to do The Grand National in Liverpool in style, then you need to book a stay at an amazing Liverpool hotel.

Arthouse Hotel has been in high demand since the Grand National dates were announced, but there’s still time to secure a room at the coolest hotel in town on the weekend in question.

As the best movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, you can spend a day in style at Aintree before slipping back to an iconic room with luxury furnishings. You can even go all out and stay the entire weekend in one of our luxury suites, with whirlpool or whirlpool baths and the most decadent décor.

Book Your Grand National in Liverpool Afterparty Now

We’re all getting very excited about the biggest weekend of the year and we’re sure you are too! Our amazing Mulholland Bar will be open from early afternoon until late in the evening and we’d love for you to join us this Grand National in Liverpool. Just swing by once you’ve finished at Aintree and we’ll make sure you’re well taken care of.

Or if you want to have an all-out weekend, call us now to book a weekend stay before it’s too late! Our helpful reservations staff are on hand to help you out any way they can when it comes to staying in Liverpool on Grand National weekend.

The Ultimate Bank Holiday Liverpool Deal at Arthouse Hotel

Spending bank holiday weekend at Arthouse Hotel is always a great idea. Whether you’re tired of the same old nights out or simply in search of something special, you can guarantee a night at Arthouse will prove truly unforgettable.

We’re right in the heart of Liverpool nightlife, so you can come and go as you please. So, whether you’ll be hitting the town with a group of friends or keeping the party within the walls of your hotel room, we’ve got it covered.

A Unique Party Hotel in Liverpool

Following a glamorous movie theme, Arthouse Hotel offers guests a spectacular space to party, stay and spend quality time with friends or family. Each of our rooms is designed with luxury, style and comfort in mind.

We specialise in group accommodation, so our rooms can comfortably sleep groups of guests within the one room, without compromising on space or quality. Features in our rooms include our relaxing whirlpool baths and stylish kitchenettes.

Movie themed hen party

Our themed rooms range from the charming Sound of Music room to dark and dazzling Chicago room. Favourites also include the tylish Marilyn Monroe room, inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych.

The latest additions to Arthouse Hotel are Signature Living’s fabulous Skyline Suites. Offering the perfect backdrop to your Bank Holiday celebrations, the Skyline Suites offer rooftop views across the city centre. Plus, you can relax with friends on the picturesque outdoor terrace. What better spot to enjoy a glass of bubbly before you head out?

Facilities within the Skyline Suites include a huge whirlpool bath and private bar space, adding to the party atmosphere of this exquisite space.

Bank Holiday Liverpool Hotel Deal

The Unmissable Bank Holiday Weekender package is designed to bring you the most fantastic bank holiday experience. Incorporating all the best bits of what Arthouse has to offer, you can look forward to a bank holiday like no other as you spend a night in style.

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  • 3-night stay in luxury movie themed room from Fri-Sun
  • You’ll be greeted with welcome beers or Prosecco on arrival
  • One evening you can enjoy a delicious 2-course meal
  • One evening you’ll be invited to attend a cocktail masterclass
  • This deal includes a tasty breakfast each morning of your stay

This jam-packed deal is available on bank holiday weekend only – based on 4 or more sharing.

Liverpool Nightlife Near Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is well and truly in the heart of Liverpool nightlife. Situated along dynamic Seel Street, you’ll find something for everyone dotted along this iconic area of the city.

From cheap and cheerful student favourites and quirky cocktail bars to the one and only Alma de Cuba, a night along Seel Street guarantees an incredible night out in Liverpool.

Alma is a local favourite, sitting just across the street from Arthouse Hotel and renowned for its sensational Samba dancers and utterly delicious cocktails.

The former church retains its most mesmerising features today. You can dance the night away beneath the stunning original altar and glistening stained glass windows.

And if you want to make your night all the more special, why not hire your very own booth at Alma? The cherry on top of the ultimate bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

To enquire further or to book your stay at Arthouse Hotel, we’d love to hear from you today on 0151 601 8801.