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Paris, France: Verta Kali Smart. ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works  Minimum fee applies
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Paris, France: Verta Kali Smart. ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works

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Bob Grosvenor and Verta Kali Smart. January 1958. ©Harold Chapman/Topham/ The Image Works
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Bob Grosvenor and Verta Kali Smart. January 1958.
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Paris, France: January 1958. Bob Grosvenor and Verta Kali Smart in their room, surrounded by objects from flea markets, which Bob later exhibited in a New York gallery, and sold as "objets trouves".  ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: January 1958. Bob Grosvenor and Verta Kali Smart in their room, surrounded by objects from flea markets, which Bob later exhibited in a New York gallery, and sold as "objets trouves". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: 1958. Bob Grosvenor with tuba, "Pug" with guitar, and Verta Kali Smart in headscarf. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: 1958. Bob Grosvenor with tuba, "Pug" with guitar, and Verta Kali Smart in headscarf. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works


Paris, France: January 1958.  Left to right: Verta Kali Smart; Herb Kohl; above him, Jonathan Kozal, a writer; Ginette, a nurse; "Pug", who sang folk-songs at the "Fete des Rois". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: January 1958. Left to right: Verta Kali Smart; Herb Kohl; above him, Jonathan Kozal, a writer; Ginette, a nurse; "Pug", who sang folk-songs at the "Fete des Rois". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works

Paris, France: January 1958. Verta Kali Smart in a dress which she made, playing an African piano of flattened bicycle spokes, called an "N'goma". Behind her is one of Bob's paintings . ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: January 1958. Verta Kali Smart in a dress which she made, playing an African piano of flattened bicycle spokes, called an "N'goma". Behind her is one of Bob's paintings . ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: January 1958. Verta Kali Smart, working on her article, "Inside the Beat Hotel", for "Left Bank This Month",  which was sold to tourists at 300 francs a copy, in the streets of the Latin Quarter. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: January 1958. Verta Kali Smart, working on her article, "Inside the Beat Hotel", for "Left Bank This Month", which was sold to tourists at 300 francs a copy, in the streets of the Latin Quarter. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works



Honeymoon couples seen here kissing in their  Merton Hotel rooms on the Isle of Jersey.  The Island is in the middle of its annual invasion by newly weds  A number of couples brought their wedding forwards to beat the taxman and the change in the married couples tax allowances. April 1968 Y3286 -    ©Mirrorpix / The Image Works
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Honeymoon couples seen here kissing in their Merton Hotel rooms on the Isle of Jersey. The Island is in the middle of its annual invasion by newly weds A number of couples brought their wedding forwards to beat the taxman and the change in the married couples tax allowances. April 1968
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Paris, France: Whilst in the hotel, Burroughs worked on several novels including "Naked Lunch" in Room 15, and "Soft Machine". In his literary autobiography, he writes: "In 1956 I went to London and took the apomorphine cure with Dr John Dent. "Naked Lunch" would never have been written without D.r Dent's treatments. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: Whilst in the hotel, Burroughs worked on several novels including "Naked Lunch" in Room 15, and "Soft Machine". In his literary autobiography, he writes: "In 1956 I went to London and took the apomorphine cure with Dr John Dent. "Naked Lunch" would never have been written without D.r Dent's treatments. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
UK:  Paul McCartney of the 'Beatles' with his actress girlfriend Jane Asher at the 'Grapefruit' party in the Mayfair Suit of the Hanover Grand Hotel in London.  The 'Grapefruit are a new beat group wo were celebrating the release of their first RCA single 'Dear Delilah'  1/18/1968  ©Press Association / The Image Works
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UK: Paul McCartney of the 'Beatles' with his actress girlfriend Jane Asher at the 'Grapefruit' party in the Mayfair Suit of the Hanover Grand Hotel in London.
The 'Grapefruit are a new beat group wo were celebrating the release of their first RCA single 'Dear Delilah' 1/18/1968 ©Press Association / The Image Works
Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine.  Miminum fees apply
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine.
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Paris, France: William Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in Paris c1958-1961.
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Paris, France: William Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in Paris c1958-1961.
Paris, France: Brion Gysin with his Dream-Machine, in Room 25 where he lived from 1959 to 1964.
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Paris, France: Brion Gysin with his Dream-Machine, in Room 25 where he lived from 1959 to 1964.
Paris, France: ca 1950s. William Burroughs.
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Paris, France: ca 1950s. William Burroughs.
Paris, France: Bryon Gysin and his Dream Machine. William S. Burroughs at left.   ©Charles Gatewood / The Image Works
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin and his Dream Machine. William S. Burroughs at left. ©Charles Gatewood / The Image Works
Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine. Miminum fees apply
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine.
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine.  Miminum fees apply
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine.
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Paris, France: The Beat Hotel. June 1959. A party in Pip Rau's room.  There were at least 70 people staying in the hotel at any one time. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: The Beat Hotel. June 1959. A party in Pip Rau's room. There were at least 70 people staying in the hotel at any one time. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine. Harold Norse, in "City Lights Journal", writes: "dreamachine spins around and round opening up hash visions and colors as it crashes the sight barrier and changes cells of the brain". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: Bryon Gysin's Dream-Machine. Harold Norse, in "City Lights Journal", writes: "dreamachine spins around and round opening up hash visions and colors as it crashes the sight barrier and changes cells of the brain". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: The Beat Hotel. John Hammer avoids banging his head in the groove on the ceiling, formed by many less fortunate than him.  ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: The Beat Hotel. John Hammer avoids banging his head in the groove on the ceiling, formed by many less fortunate than him. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: The main entrance of the Beat Hotell. The door, which was never locked, made a penetrating screech as it crashed shut, the sound of which could be heard on the top floor. Attempts to shut the door quietly would bring Madame Rachou out of her room to investigate, and, in the words of Harold Norse, she would, at night, "suddenly materialize, whitegowned and stonefaced". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: The main entrance of the Beat Hotell. The door, which was never locked, made a penetrating screech as it crashed shut, the sound of which could be heard on the top floor. Attempts to shut the door quietly would bring Madame Rachou out of her room to investigate, and, in the words of Harold Norse, she would, at night, "suddenly materialize, whitegowned and stonefaced". ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
paris, France: June 1960. Left to right: Robin Page, Canadian painter; Peter Bishop, English journalist; Larry Yampolsky, news-reel cameraman; Madame Rachou; Thomas Neurath; Peter Golding, London fashion designer; John Hammer. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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paris, France: June 1960. Left to right: Robin Page, Canadian painter; Peter Bishop, English journalist; Larry Yampolsky, news-reel cameraman; Madame Rachou; Thomas Neurath; Peter Golding, London fashion designer; John Hammer. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Paris, France: December 25, 1956.  Patrick Shelley, the English sensualist painter, and Allen Ginsberg, Room 25. Christmas 1956. Shelley introduced me to the Beat Hotel in the winter of that year. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: December 25, 1956. Patrick Shelley, the English sensualist painter, and Allen Ginsberg, Room 25. Christmas 1956. Shelley introduced me to the Beat Hotel in the winter of that year. ©Harold Chapman/TopFoto/ The Image Works
Ian Sommerville in his room. Sommerville, a Cambridge mathematician interested in electro-encephalography, helped Gysin, in the hotel, to develop his idea of the "Dream-Machine".  Harold Norse, writing in City Lights Journal: "dreamachine spins round and round opening up hash visions and colors as it crashes the sight barrier and changes cells of the brain." ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
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Ian Sommerville in his room. Sommerville, a Cambridge mathematician interested in electro-encephalography, helped Gysin, in the hotel, to develop his idea of the "Dream-Machine". Harold Norse, writing in City Lights Journal: "dreamachine spins round and round opening up hash visions and colors as it crashes the sight barrier and changes cells of the brain." ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
William S Burroughs, Beat Hotel Paris, France - © Harold Chapman / Topfoto / The Image Works
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William S Burroughs, Beat Hotel Paris, France - © Harold Chapman / Topfoto / The Image Works