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The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori"
Posted November 05, 2010 to photo album "The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori""
In setting Somewhere at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont, Sofia Coppola tapped into that hotel’s mythic past. We look at other hotels whose histories define them.
Slide 18: A Meeting of Minds at the Hotel Pont-Royal
Photos of literary denizens grace the lobby at the Hotel Pont-Royal, but the hotel’s famous basement bar, which Capote later derided as “the favored swill bucket of haute Boheme’s fatbacks” is now gone.
Following World War II, the Hotel Pont-Poyal on Paris’ Left Bank became the literary hangout of Aldous Huxley, TS Eliot, James Joyce, Albert Camus, Henry Miller, Arthur Koestler, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir and Truman Capote. The painters Juan Miró, Marc Chagall and Bernard Buffet also stayed there.