Tally Brown

Date(s) - 01/03/2021 - 10/04/2021
12:00 am

Andy Warhol Museum


This exhibition reveals the amazing story of the magnetic and flamboyant Tall Brown (1924-1989) through images, film and video.

Born in Brooklyn, Brown trained as an operatic singer before gravitating towards jazz and life as a cabaret singer and an actress in musical theater. On her first visit to pop art pioneer Andy Warhol’s famed Silver Factory, she fell asleep on the artist’s famous curvy couch during the filming of “Batman Dracula” (1964) and awoke to find the camera pointed at her. Brown’s talent and powerful stage presence made her a natural fit for Warhol’s circle, and she went on to appear in several of his movies.

While she only released one album, “A Torch for Tally” (1958), she is remembered for her haunting live performances and lifelong commitment to civil rights.

117 Sandusky Stree, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States