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William S. Burroughs in Paris

Photographs by Loomis Dean
William S. Burroughs in a Parisian café. Photograph: Loomis Dean.
John Coulthart talks about Loomis Dean's photographs of William S. Burroughs in Paris, taken for Life magazine: 'This was no doubt a story based around the publication of The Naked Lunch by Olympia Press: in the full set there’s shots of Burroughs with Olympia boss Maurice Gerodias, some pictures of the author signing copies of his novel (which can also be seen resting on the newspaper above), and many shots of the shabby interior of the Beat Hotel where the walls of Burroughs’ and Brion Gysin’s rooms are decorated with Gysin’s calligraphic paintings.' [Read More]

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