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clothing. She sold advertising for the popular Dan's Papers throughout the East End of Long Island and was instrumental in expanding the 6 page editorial rag to a full 20 plus page glossy. She was an internet pioneer and implemented Radio Woodstock TV, one of the first digital Television stations. She produced shows for Radio Woodstock and for Radio Woodstock TV. She produced a morning show on the radio station and often, her friend Joey Ramone, would visit with her on air. She worked as a producer for many Radio Woodstock events and struck up friendships with local artists Rick Danko and Richie Havens. At one point, she had a local baking business for a while called Branch's Breads and used to bake at 4am to deliver homemade breads to the local bakeries on the Lower East Side. Elda's last endeavor was her position as interviewer and idea person to the Creative MX company. In this role, she was amassing a series of interviews with accomplished artists for the Creative MX website. She just signed a book publishing deal for her life story and was preparing an archival of her performance clips and photos for her book tour. She also wrote 2 screen plays, one based on the story of the Bratles and one based on her life in the Warhol scene. Elda Gentile set the standard for what later became internationally known as punk attitude, soiree, and no holds barred unique thought. This she learned from growing up on the streets of New York City, her time at SVA and being around the Warhol scene. Her influence is undeniable. She shines as a bright star. Elda liked to laugh. Her sense of optimism and playful spirit she shared with her three grandchildren, whom she loved. She cherished them, talked about them and spoiled them. She was very proud of her son Branch and always spoke of his intelligence and creative spirit. He was her everything. Elda loved her family and friends. She was an artistic free spirit, innovator, and a superstar in her own right. She had a heart of gold and a lust for life. Elda was a vibrant enthusiastic person who could fill a room upon entry. She will be dearly missed. from Meg Emerson:      Here is my final thought a personal message/reflection of Elda- Elda may no longer be here in physical corporal form, but her spirit, impact, love and influence is a powerful and fierce force that continues to endure. When Elda arrived, there was no denying it. Her energy and personality filled the entire room. She was intense, fierce and as she would say “fabulous, absolutely fabulous.” She lived and loved with passion. Anyone could tell you that her love for them and her zeal for life was undeniable. She lived her life her way guided by an intense creative nature. Elda often joked that it was because she was a Scorpio. Characteristics of a Scorpio could describe Elda. To her core and Elda was proud of that – intense, passionate, independent, fierce, creative, determined, mysterious, deeply opinionated. She had a fascination with weather and politics. She was passionate

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