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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
Indianapolis, Indiana: Giants QB Eli Manning speaks with reporters at the MVP press conference at the Indianapolis JW Marriott hotel on the day after the Giants beat New England in Super Bowl XLVI in on 2/6/12. ©The Star-Ledger / Chris Faytok / The Image Works
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Indianapolis, Indiana: Giants QB Eli Manning speaks with reporters at the MVP press conference at the Indianapolis JW Marriott hotel on the day after the Giants beat New England in Super Bowl XLVI in on 2/6/12. ©The Star-Ledger / Chris Faytok / The Image Works
Louis Bleriot (1872 - 1936), French aviator, engineer and inventor and the first person to cross the Channel in an aircraft.  Lord Northcliffe's paper, the Daily Mail had offered a £1000 prize to whoever could perform this feat.  Bleriot beat off two rivals (Hubert Latham and Charles de Lambert) to claim the prize, crossing the 22 mile distance from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes.  Bleriot became an instant celebrity and this photograph shows him with Lord Northcliffe (second from left) having a celebratory luncheon at the Savoy, London.  Also in the picture are Richard Burton Haldane (Viscount Haldane) Secretary of State for War (far right) and polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton, second from right.   1909 ©ILN / Mary Evans / The Image Works
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Louis Bleriot (1872 - 1936), French aviator, engineer and inventor and the first person to cross the Channel in an aircraft. Lord Northcliffe's paper, the Daily Mail had offered a £1000 prize to whoever could perform this feat. Bleriot beat off two rivals (Hubert Latham and Charles de Lambert) to claim the prize, crossing the 22 mile distance from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. Bleriot became an instant celebrity and this photograph shows him with Lord Northcliffe (second from left) having a celebratory luncheon at the Savoy, London. Also in the picture are Richard Burton Haldane (Viscount Haldane) Secretary of State for War (far right) and polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton, second from right. 1909 ©ILN / Mary Evans / 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/Topham/ 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.



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Paris, France: December 1956. Left to right: Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg, on a double-sided bench, Place St. Germain-des-Pres. ©Harold Chapman / Topham / The Image Works
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Paris, France: December 1956. Left to right: Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg, on a double-sided bench, Place St. Germain-des-Pres. ©Harold Chapman / Topham / The Image Works
Paris, France: December 1956. Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg in Rue St. Andre-des-Arts. At that time, they were living in Room 25 of the Beat Hotel. ©Harold Chapman/Topham/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: December 1956. Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg in Rue St. Andre-des-Arts. At that time, they were living in Room 25 of the Beat Hotel. ©Harold Chapman/Topham/ The Image Works
Paris, France:  Beat Times...  Couple dancing the Jive in the Maxim Saury Jazz Club, Rue de la Huchette, Paris, France. 1956 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
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Paris, France: Beat Times... Couple dancing the Jive in the Maxim Saury Jazz Club, Rue de la Huchette, Paris, France. 1956 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
Lee Forest, American fashion model, against the 11th century pre-Gothic church of St.Germain-des-Prés; the oldest church in Paris, France  Winter, 1956 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
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Lee Forest, American fashion model, against the 11th century pre-Gothic church of St.Germain-des-Prés; the oldest church in Paris, France Winter, 1956 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
Gregory Corso American poet Paris, France 1957 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works
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Gregory Corso American poet Paris, France 1957 ©Harold Chapman / TopFoto / The Image Works