The Life and Times of the Chelsea Hotel

Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American culture—and counterculture. In Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea HotelSherill Tippins tells the entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the  artists who have lived and created there, including Edgar Lee Masters, 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.

The Chelsea in 1884.
The Chelsea in 1884.

From Inside the Dream Palace, by Sherrill Tippins. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Edie Sedgwick
Edie Sedgwick

From Inside the Dream Palace, by Sherrill Tippins. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe

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Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg.
Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg.

From Inside the Dream Palace, by Sherrill Tippins. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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William Burroughs and Brion Gysin with the Dream Machine
William Burroughs and Brion Gysin with the Dream Machine

From Inside the Dream Palace, by Sherrill Tippins. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Dee Dee Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone

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Alphaeus Cole
Alphaeus Cole

From Inside the Dream Palace, by Sherrill Tippins. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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