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by Ed Hamilton

  • ISBN: 1568583796
  • Category: History
  • Author: Ed Hamilton
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Other formats: lit lrf mbr docx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Edition edition (November 2, 2007)
  • Pages: 358 pages
  • FB2 size: 1679 kb
  • EPUB size: 1541 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 590
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I recommend picking up Ed Hamilton’s Legends of the Chelsea Hotel, which has many more stories of the famous landmark where Smith, Mapplethorpe, and many other renowned writers, musicians, and artists stayed.

I recommend picking up Ed Hamilton’s Legends of the Chelsea Hotel, which has many more stories of the famous landmark where Smith, Mapplethorpe, and many other renowned writers, musicians, and artists stayed. Ed Hamilton is the author of "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel" and "The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Louisville.

The Chelsea Hotel describes itself as a rest stop for rare individuals, a euphemism that still manages to pass .

The Chelsea Hotel describes itself as a rest stop for rare individuals, a euphemism that still manages to pass the test if you take rare individuals to mean artists and addicts, and rest stop to mean possible death. One of the recurring pleasures of Ed Hamilton’s Legends of the Chelsea Hotel is his sly rendering of its former proprietor, Stanley Bard, an eccentric patron of the arts who almost pathologically refused to acknowledge that the Chelsea was anything other than a crystal palace inhabited by muses and magicians.

The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a historic New York City hotel and landmark built between 1883 and 1885 . Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with the Artists and Outlaws at New York's Rebel Mecca.

The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a historic New York City hotel and landmark built between 1883 and 1885, known primarily for the notability of its residents over the years. The 250-unit hotel is located at 222 West 23rd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, in the neighborhood of Chelsea, Manhattan  . ISBN 978-1-56858-379-2.

In his introduction Hamilton describes Legends of the Chelsea Hotel like this .

In his introduction Hamilton describes Legends of the Chelsea Hotel like this: . .and non-fiction, memoir and anecdote can most accurately be described as an 'alternative history' or perhaps a 'hisory of an idea' the idea being of course, that of the Chelsea Hotel itself". By the end, these connections - and how Hamilton ties them all together - provide the narrative of Legend of the Chelsea Hoetl with a locomotion that goes beyond the mere snapshots and biographies themselves.

In Fat Hippie Books, a bookshop owner, faced with the imminent closure of his small East Village shop due to skyrocketing rent, sets off on a journey of self discovery intended to.Legends of the Chelsea Hotel by Ed Hamilton.

In Fat Hippie Books, a bookshop owner, faced with the imminent closure of his small East Village shop due to skyrocketing rent, sets off on a journey of self discovery intended to mirror one of Beat legend Jack Kerouac’s famous road trips.

One of the recurring pleasures of Ed Hamilton's "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel" .

One of the recurring pleasures of Ed Hamilton's "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel" is his sly rendering of it.Thank you David Chiu for providing coverage of my new book, LORDS OF THE SCHOOLYARD. Ed Hamilton Daha Fazla.

There is a wonderful book to be written on the Chelsea, but alas, Ed Hamilton’s Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York’s Rebel Mecca is not it. Hamilton has been published previously in a number of small presses, and contributes regularly to tw. Hamilton has been published previously in a number of small presses, and contributes regularly to two Chelsea community papers. He has lived at the Chelsea Hotel for over a dozen years, and his book was inspired by a blog he originally began in attempts to chronicle the misadventures and eccentricities of every day life there

There's a current that courses through the old Chelsea Hotel, an electricity that drives people relentlessly to create.

There's a current that courses through the old Chelsea Hotel, an electricity that drives people relentlessly to create. It's an energy that longtime resident and creator of "Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog" Ed Hamilton will tell you often drives inhabitants to madness.

He has lived at the Chelsea Hotel for nearly 10 years. More books by Ed Hamilton.

Ed contributes the weekly Slice of Life" column to Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog" (ww. otelchelseablog. He has lived at the Chelsea Hotel for nearly 10 years.

Ed Hamilton does a terrific job of personalizing the extraordinary history and ambience of the Chelsea . I thought I knew a lot about the Chelsea Hotel, but the book fills in my knowledge about the last 10 years of the hotel, about which not a lot has been written

Ed Hamilton does a terrific job of personalizing the extraordinary history and ambience of the Chelsea, and thereby providing a refreshing, engaging and extremely entertaining perspective, that brings ne.An original, like the Chelsea Hotel. I thought I knew a lot about the Chelsea Hotel, but the book fills in my knowledge about the last 10 years of the hotel, about which not a lot has been written.

There's a current that courses through the old Chelsea Hotel, an electricity that drives people relentlessly to create. It's an energy that longtime resident and creator of "Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog" Ed Hamilton will tell you often drives inhabitants to madness. In a series of linked cyanide capsules, Legends of the Chelsea Hotel tells the odd, funny, and often tragic truth of the writers, artists, and musicians — the famous and the obscure alike — who have fallen prey to the Chelsea. Readers enter one of Dee Dee Ramone's flashbacks; meet the ghost of author Thomas Wolfe; learn of movie star Ethan Hawke's mystical powers over women; see the ungodly acts allegedly being perpetrated in the basement club Serena's; and feel the dark aura of Room 100, where punk rocker Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy. Other Chelsea residents past and present who will be included: Ryan Adams, club kid/murderer Michael Alig, Sarah Bernhardt, the Warhol Factory's Richard Bernstein, Victor Bockris, Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, Lesbian activist Storme DeLarverie, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Janis Joplin, Jack Kerouac, Madonna, Edgar Lee Masters, Arthur Miller, Edie Sedgwick, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas, and Rufus Wainwright.
Reviews about Legends of the Chelsea Hotel (7):
Honeirsil
I have enjoyed this book. First hand experiences are always best when telling a story about events and each story the author tells has merit in history of this landmark hotel as well as interesting. His descriptions of the hotel and its' characters are excellent. But I am sad to say that this relic is the end of an era. With the renovations and eventual sale of the building and/or apartments, it will never be the icon that it once was. It will have come full circle and starting a new life. So we need books such as this to remind us of the Chelsea Hotel's place in history. So many people's lives started and ended at The Chelsea. So much of history in the 20th century art world can be tagged to this hotel. A very interesting chapter of American history well told.
Velellan
Hamilton has a fluent writing style and his topics are of some interests. However, his sometimes disjointed narrative reads like excerpts from a diary or journal. The Chelsea Hotel in lower Manhattan at 23rd street has housed innumerable notables like Thomas Wolfe, The Beats, Andy Warhol, Bobby Dylan and some lesser known artists and writers, like Rene Ricard. And while Hamilton mentions these notables, he really focuses on a number of lesser known if not more interesting personages, like the Japanese painter, Hiroya whose paintings adorned the lobby and hallways of the legendary hotel. He regards many of the regular guests as mildly mad whose antics he enjoys narrating. He regards the manager/owner, Stanley Bard, as an enigmatic figure whose rental policy embraces a love of artistic creativity in renters with shrewd business acumen.
Whitemaster
I liked it, however, it seemed to "drag on" a bit. Maybe it was just me, I was fascinated about the people who lived there, etc., and I wonder why the TV series did not make it?Lots went on there, at the Chelsea Hotel, for sure!
Tall
I was hoping to find an entertaining and light read on my Kindle. This book was not it. It was a dull read, and I have a hard time understanding what the motivation behind this book was. The book consists of short stories, most of which are about people I have never heard of (this may be due to my lack of sophistication or because they're mainly hasbeens and neverbeens), and I doubt many other readers not part of the New York culture scene of the 70s-90s have either.

It seems like the book was just put together with not much editing, since the stories have little consistency. Pretty much every other story starts with "my girlfriend so and so" doing or saying something, but I think after reading the better part of the book the reader could be expected to know the name of the author's girlfriend.

I'm no quitter when it comes to reading books, but I didn't finish the last few stories.
Buge
Enjoyed very much
GawelleN
I am really enjoying this book! Im not completely done but its hard to put down. I recently became interested in all Chelsea Hotel after hearing some Celebrity Ghost Stories and hearing about how old it is. The writer makes you feel like you would feel if you lived there the stories. They are short chapters and stories of different people who lived and still live in the Chelsea Hotel. I would recommend this book if you want to get a feel for it ..thou like I were never LUCKY or had the privledge to live amonst the stars, the interesting Souls. Really a Great Read!..
Daron
This is a good, if somewhat disjointed, memoir of life at the Chelsea Hotel during the last ten years. It is certainly worth buying if you have an interest in the hotel. I stayed there during the 80s, so this is catching up for me. It is also a crime that developers have taken control of the Chelsea and it is now effectively history.

There is misinformation. The author has William Burroughs not only staying at the hotel, but writing Naked Lunch there. It is common knowledge that he wrote the book in Tangier. So, one has to question all the historical information.

But history isn't really the question - it is the vibe of living in the Chelsea, and the author does a good job of describing his experiences. He is not a professional writer, and it shows - the book could have used a good edit (which apparently publishers don't do anymore).

For a good history of the Chelsea in earlier years, read At the Chelsea by Florence Turner (which may be out of print - worth hunting down). Turner is a far better writer, and her memoir shines.
Great stories of the old Chelsea - my artist son stayed there 3 years ago.

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