Category Archives: Films

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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How to Make an Inn

by Jay Lesiger Jay Lesiger is the founder and owner of Chelsea Pines Inn. I wish I had a dollar for every time a Chelsea Pines guest or acquaintance has said to me, “I’ve always wanted to run an inn. … Continue reading

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Anne Francis, a Chelsea Pines Inn Remembrance

For those of you who have stayed with us at Chelsea Pines Inn, you know that this is a special place for everyone who loves old movies. From the great Hollywood stars of the past (Paul Newman, Rock Hudson) to … Continue reading

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Saluting Tony Curtis, a Chelsea Pines Inn Remembrance

Tony Curtis, one of the brightest and most popular Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s, and certainly one of the most handsome, recently died at the age of 85. Tony has a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of … Continue reading

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Jean Simmons, a Chelsea Pines Inn Remembrance

When most people hear the name Jean Simmons, they immediately think of the “Kiss” guy (his name is spelled GENE), but some of us think of a delicate, beautiful British-born actress, a two-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40 Years (Stonewall, Moonwalking, Woodstock and Coming Out)

Just having seen the new Ang Lee TAKING WOODSTOCK (a major disappointment from a major filmmaker), it is probably time to recall the world 40 years ago this summer. And quite a world it was in the summer of ’69.

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