Shirley Clarke
Chelsea Hotel, 222 West 23rd Street, New York, New York

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Name: Shirley Clarke
Category: Film Director

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Shirley Clarke (1919-1997).American independant experimental & documentary film-maker.She won the 1963 Best documentary Feature Academy Award,for the 1963 film Robert frost:A Lovers Quarrel with the World. She also directed the independent films The Cool World,an early (1963),an early blaxploitation genre film,& the real life documentary film,Portrait of Jason,following a homosexual hustler,Jason Holliday

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Years of Residence: 1965 - 1975
Source: Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century ... By Susan Ware

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Shirley Clarke (1919-1997).American independent film-maker,lived here & set up studios for many of her experimental & independent films here.

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Chelsea Hotel
222 West 23rd Street
New York
New York

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Hotel Chelsea,New York City, is a legend amongst past hotels and apartments.Built in 1883,since then a great many famous and infamous figures have lived or passed through it,leaving an indelible mark on New York history.It has seen some infamous wild times from those that have called it home,or a place to party,hang out.In 2011 its doors closed for the last time on a long memorable history.Protected as a US National Landmark,it still stands,but what its fate is,remains unknown.

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