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Hotel Chelsea. 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,...
Hotel Chelsea Bathroom, 1968 by Valerio Adami. Pop Art. interior
Left, the façade of the Chelsea Hotel, which was built in 1873. Right, residents Patti Smith and Viva (an Andy Warhol superstar), on one of the hotel balconies in 1971.
Madonna lived in the Chelsea Hotel in the early 1980s, and Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin had an affair there in 1968. Bette Midler, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison are also among the list of famous inhabitants.
In Memory of Janis 19/1/43 – In the spring of 1968, the Chelsea Hotel was far more famous than its occupant in Room 424. Leonard Cohen had forsaken his life as an established novelist and poet in Canada for a place in New York City’s flourishing folk singer-songwriter scene, and so far the gamble hadn’t paid off.
A tireless cheerleader for the Chelsea, Stanley’s love for the venerable hotel was such that he often said that the Chelsea was the most famous hotel in the world, sometimes going even further to claim that it was the most famous building in the world.
Dylan lived in multiple rooms at the Chelsea Hotel, but is believed to have lived in #225 the longest, between 1968 and 1972, according to Guernsey's. Dylan took his name from another Chelsea Hotel resident, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who fell into a fatal coma in room #205 after his "18th straight whiskey" in 1953.
Read the story of Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin's brief romance at the Chelsea Hotel, which inspired Cohen's famously explicit "Chelsea Hotel No. 2." How Leonard Cohen Met Janis Joplin at the ...
This Encyclopedia Britannica list features 12 fascinating facts about the Chelsea Hotel and the people who lived there. ... 11 or 12 Things Remembered Well About the Chelsea Hotel. Written By: Jeff Wallenfeldt. ... From 1962 to 1968, ...
Introducing this song in concert, Leonard Cohen sometimes admitted that he wrote it about a very brief affair he had with Janis Joplin in 1968, explaining that she came to the Chelsea Hotel looking for Kris Kristofferson, and when they ended up in an elevator together, he told her that he was Kristofferson.