Author Archives: Chelsea Pines Inn

Hey, Trekkies! It’s Captain Pike’s Birthday!

We are very fortunate that many of our guests are repeat customers, or have read about the hotel’s “theme” online, and will often ask, “Whose room am I in?” For those of you who have been with us before, you … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rock Hudson!

From the mid-1950s and for the next 20 years, Rock Hudson (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)  was probably the most famous (and for some of that time, the most popular) movie star in the world. Incredibly tall (6’5″) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George Nader! Who’s George Nader, you ask…

This week marked what would have been the 90th birthday of actor/author George Nader (October 21, 1921-February 4, 2002), whose Hollywood career never approached the fame of his lifelong friend, Rock Hudson, but who is fondly remembered at Chelsea Pines … Continue reading

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Chelsea Pines, Spartacus and New York: A Great Relationship Begins in the ’80′s

Briand Bedford-Eichler is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Spartacus.  He lives in Berlin and visited Chelsea Pines Inn for the first time 23 years ago.  His recollection is shared below in English and German. I will never forget my first visit … Continue reading

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A Guest’s Journey: Chelsea Pines and New York Provide Balance

by Jeanne Barrett Jeanne Barrett is a devoted guest of Chelsea Pines Inn.  She was born and spent her childhood in Seattle, but grew up in all the most essential ways in NYC.  She has been a teacher of the … Continue reading

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Fay Jacobs: Chelsea Pines, Prom and Mame. We’ll Always Be Bosom Buddies!

by Fay Jacobs Fay is the author of author of three hilarious memoirs about lesbian life, politics and her beloved hometown Rehoboth Beach DE.  She is the Publisher and Managing Editor of A&M Books, a successor to the legendary Naiad … Continue reading

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Tom Viola: Positively 14th Street

by Tom Viola Tom Viola is the executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), the nation’s leading industry-based not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.  In 2010, Tom received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.  BC/EFA presents several … Continue reading

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Michael Adams on SAGE and the Legacy of Ken Dawson

by Michael Adams Michael Adams is the Executive Director of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders).  SAGE is the oldest and largest organization in the country providing services and advocacy for LGBT seniors.  SAGE’s programs directly serve thousands of … Continue reading

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Armistead Maupin on Mrs. Madrigal and Chelsea Pines

Armistead Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives, and, most recently, Mary Ann in Autumn. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the … Continue reading

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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST Looks Back

by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Rabbi Kleinbaum serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah and is regarded as one of the most important rabbis in America. The national Jewish weekly, The Forward , named her as one of … Continue reading

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