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This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995

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During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Alan Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone. This oral history of the famed hotel peers behind the iconic façade and delves into the mayhem, madness, and brilliance that stemmed from the hotel in the 1980s and 1990s. Providing a window into the late Bohemia of New York during that time, countless interviews and firsthand accounts adorn this social history of one of the most celebrated and culturally significant landmarks in New York City.

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"'Since 1883, New York's Chelsea Hotel provided safe haven for countless cultural creative,' but this exuberant oral history focuses on the period 1980-1995, arguably the landmark's final stretch as a haven for bohemian misfits. Part of the magic, gatekeeper and manager Stanley Bard offered 'dirt cheap' rents to artists and often accepted artwork as payment. Lough arranges anecdotes from interviews with dozens of hotel 'veterans,' whose memories are peppered with cameos of famous fixtures such as punk rocker Dee Dee Ramone or writer and street hustler Herbert Huncke, credited with coining the term 'beat' in Beat Generation. Yet, 'Some Chelsea celebrities are celebrities only at the Chelsea'; readers will meet obscure personalities like Linda Twigg, the blonde 'gangsterette' who ran a gambling parlor from the second floor, or 'graveyard artist' Scott Covert whose collages feature rubbings of luminaries' tombstones. Drug-fueled debauchery and artists living 'close to the bone' in service to their work fill these reminiscences along with nostalgia for the enclave of 'freaks and weirdoes.' Lough's conversational style connects narrative threads as he bemoans the creative conditions in contemporary NYC and wonders can 'counterculture survive in an atmosphere almost entirely comprised of wealth?' (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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James Lough is the former director of the creative writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he currently teaches full-time. He is the author of Sites of Insight, which won the Colorado Endowment of Humanities Award. He is also the winner of the Frank Waters Southwestern Writing Award for short fiction. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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ISBN:
9781936182527
Author:
Lough, James
Publisher:
Schaffner Press
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Since 1883, New York's Chelsea Hotel provided safe haven for countless cultural creative,' but this exuberant oral history focuses on the period 1980-1995, arguably the landmark's final stretch as a haven for bohemian misfits. Part of the magic, gatekeeper and manager Stanley Bard offered 'dirt cheap' rents to artists and often accepted artwork as payment. Lough arranges anecdotes from interviews with dozens of hotel 'veterans,' whose memories are peppered with cameos of famous fixtures such as punk rocker Dee Dee Ramone or writer and street hustler Herbert Huncke, credited with coining the term 'beat' in Beat Generation. Yet, 'Some Chelsea celebrities are celebrities only at the Chelsea'; readers will meet obscure personalities like Linda Twigg, the blonde 'gangsterette' who ran a gambling parlor from the second floor, or 'graveyard artist' Scott Covert whose collages feature rubbings of luminaries' tombstones. Drug-fueled debauchery and artists living 'close to the bone' in service to their work fill these reminiscences along with nostalgia for the enclave of 'freaks and weirdoes.' Lough's conversational style connects narrative threads as he bemoans the creative conditions in contemporary NYC and wonders can 'counterculture survive in an atmosphere almost entirely comprised of wealth?' (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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