Title: At the Chelsea: A Personal Memoir of New York's Most Famous Hotel

London: Hamish Hamilton 1986

Description: 150 p., 24 cm.

Notes: A personal account of the history of the landmark Chelsea Hotel, written by a talent scout and writer who lived there from 1964 to 1975. This is where Dylan lived while "stayin' up for days" while writing Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands. Unfortunately she says "One scarcely ever saw him; he worked hard and stayed in his room." Not much specific Dylan content, but an interesting account of this extraordinary building and the amazing collection of people who lived there and frequented there over the years. When it was built in 1884 it was the tallest building in Manhattan, and the list of famous people who lived there is very long and varied, including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, and dozens of other rock musicians, artists, and bohemians. Having lived through the experimentation of the 60's, the book contains many stories about those strange days.

Subjects: History of the Chelsea Hotel

ISBN: 0-241-11869-7; HB 12.95 UK

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