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Inside the Dream Palace

The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Tippins, Sherill (Book - 2013)
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"An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them John Sloan, Edgar Lee Masters, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: Why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community of the known world? Inside the Dream Palace gives the intimate and definitive story"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Tippins, Sherill
Title: Inside the Dream Palace
the life and times of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013
Characteristics: xix, 457 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sherill Tippins
Contents: The Chelsea Association
The coast of Bohemia
Four saints in three acts
Howl
After the fall
A strange dream
The price
Naked lunch
Mahagonny
Epilogue: Second life
Summary: "An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them John Sloan, Edgar Lee Masters, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: Why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community of the known world? Inside the Dream Palace gives the intimate and definitive story"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780618726349
0618726349
Branch Call Number: 647.94 T5956i 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Chelsea Hotel History Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Intellectual life Chelsea Hotel Biography Arts, American New York (State) New York History Artists New York (State) New York Biography Eccentrics and eccentricities New York (State) New York Biography Apartment dwellers New York (State) New York Biography
Topical Term: Arts, American
Artists
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Apartment dwellers
LCCN: 2013026747
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The arrival of which Pop artist, caused the Grateful Dead to shut down their impromptu Chelsea rooftop concert, claiming that he was an 'ambulatory black hole', whose NY vibe sucked the energy out of the experience making it impossible for them to play?


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