Arena: Chelsea Hotel


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First transmitted in 1981, this documentary programme looks at New York's Chelsea Hotel, a legendary haven for some of the 20th Century's greatest talent, from Mark Twain to Dylan Thomas. With appearances from Andy Warhol and William Burroughs, who have dinner in the room where Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001, and Quentin Crisp, who lived in the hotel for more than 35 years.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 3 Jan 1981

Duration: 55 mins


Collection: All American (9 programmes)

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives exploring art, technology, politics and society in the United States of America.



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