Charles Bruce Wein

Charles Bruce Wein died March 18, 2008, in Del Mar, California.

He was born March 24, 1939, in Westerly, Rhode Island, and graduated from Allderdice High School, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Lowell House resident at Harvard, he received his A.B., magna cum laude, in 1961.

A promoter and manager in the entertainment industry, he was best-known for his early association with avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol. In 1965 he accompanied the actress Edie Sedgwick to New York, where she quickly became the superstar of Warhol's studio, The Factory; he wrote and served as assistant director on Warhol's film Beauty No. 2, which premiered at the Paris Cinémathèque in July 1965, and went on to collaborate with Warhol and Sedgwick on eight more films.

Later he traveled the world, especially in the Far East, managing a succession of nightclub acts. He appears in the 1967 documentary short about Warhol, Superartist, and in 1972 directed the Jimi Hendrix concert film Rainbow Bridge.

The Class has no information about his surviving family.


Reprinted courtesy of the Harvard Alumni Association Class Report Office from the Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1960 Fiftieth Anniversary Report.