Chelsea Lodge: Bob Dylan’s door sells for $100,000

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The door to a room as soon as utilized by actor Humphrey Bogart bought for $5,500

The door to US singer Bob Dylan’s room on the iconic Chelsea Lodge in New York has bought at public sale for $100,000 (£70,000).

It was certainly one of 50 doorways from the resort, the place a bunch of stars stayed over time, to be bought.

The door to a room utilized by singers Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen throughout an affair, in addition to the singer Joni Mitchell, fetched $85,000.

A former tenant acquired the doorways after renovation work started in 2011.

The resort, constructed within the 1880s, grew to become a long-term residence for generations of singers, bohemians and writers.

Jack Kerouac wrote his traditional e-book On the Highway whereas staying there within the 1950s. The door to his room bought at public sale for $30,000.

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Jimi Hendrix’s door fetched $13,000

The resort additionally served as a residence for writers Mark Twain and Tom Wolfe, and science fiction author Arthur C Clarke wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Area Odyssey there.

Probably the most notorious incident to happen within the constructing got here in 1978, when Sid Vicious from the UK punk band the Intercourse Pistols was charged with homicide after Nancy Spungen was discovered stabbed to demise within the room they shared. Vicious died of a heroin overdose earlier than the case got here to trial.

Different doorways to go underneath the hammer at Guernsey’s public sale home had been from rooms utilized by artist Andy Warhol and actress Edie Sedgwick, which went for $52,500; guitarist Jimi Hendrix, which went for $13,000; and singer Madonna, actress Isabella Rosselini and filmmaker Shirley Clarke, which bought for $13,000.

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A door utilized by author Tennessee Williams and rocker Jon Bon Jovi bought for $5,500

The doorways had been rescued by a former tenant, Jim Georgiou, who noticed them being thrown away and organized to take possession of them.

“For me they had been historical past and wonder and related to my coronary heart. They’re valuable as a result of there are such a lot of individuals who’ve been by way of them,” he informed the New York Occasions.

The constructing was designated a metropolis landmark in 1966 and was bought in 2016 to a bunch of buyers. It stopped taking new bookings in 2011 however a small group of long-term residents are nonetheless residing on the higher flooring whereas the renovation work continues.

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