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MOVEMENT

Ivory [Official Video, Directed by Fleur & Manu]

[from Movement EP out now on Modular People]

2 weeks ago • 44 notes
Untitled, c1950, Saul Leiter
Madonna
Polaroid
foam-of-the-days:

Backstage photo of Kristen McMenamy by Juergen Teller
perfection

Dennis Hopper’s photographs, 1961-67

(Source: candicesbergen)

1 month ago • 381 notes

Ricardo Bofill, pimp architect, 1985, Paris
J’ai trouvé l’homme de ma vie
Kurosawa riding a train like a boss, early 1960’s.
William S. Burroughs. Paris and the ‘Beat Hotel’
Burroughs moved into a rundown hotel in the Latin Quarter of Paris in 1959 when Naked Lunch was still looking for a publisher since Tangier, Morocco with its easy access to drugs, small groups of homosexuals, growing political unrest and odd collection of criminals became increasingly unhealthy for Burroughs.
In Paris, he met with Ginsberg and talked with Olympia Press. In so doing, he left a brewing legal problem, which eventually transferred itself to Paris. Paul Lund, a former British career criminal and cigarette smuggler whom Burroughs met in Tangier, was arrested on suspicion of importing narcotics into France. Lund gave up Burroughs and some evidence implicated Burroughs in the possible importation into France of narcotics. Once again, the man faced criminal charges, this time in Paris for conspiracy to import opiates, when the Moroccan authorities forwarded their investigation to French officials. Yet it was under this impending threat of criminal sanction that Maurice Girodias published Naked Lunch, and it was helpful in getting Burroughs a suspended sentence, as a literary career, according to Ted Morgan, is a respected profession in France.
The ‘Beat Hotel’ was a typical European-style rooming house hotel, with common toilets on every floor, and a small place for personal cooking in the room. Life there was documented by the photographer Harold Chapman, who lived in the attic room. This shabby, inexpensive hotel was populated by Gregory Corso, Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky for several months after Naked Lunch first appeared. Burroughs used the $3,000 advance from Grove Press to buy drugs.
Bogdan Dziworski