Chelsea Hotel Plaque

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by SevenX7 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:52 pm

If anyone cancels or can't go i'd love to take their place :)
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by Harriet175 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:30 am

'Everybody knows that the plaque is coming…'

Everybody knows it’s already there … thanks to the organisers!
Sure it is by far the most beautiful plaque in the whole hotel.

To all those who can attend the happening physically, and not just in thought,
wishing you will experience a special and eventful ceremony, ...very soon.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by Giulia » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:08 pm

ladydi wrote:Hi Giulia,

Don't worry. I will be at the Chelsea Hotel on Friday and will take many photos with my camera! However, I think there will also be professional photographers at the Chelsea who will take much better photos than me. Thanks so much for is so special, isn't it! At any rate, I/we will share our simple offerings with you in a few days.

Wish you could be there also...will be thinking of you.

All the best,
Hi ladydi
Thank you so much for the answer. I did make a mistake, but i had allready had an nice email. I cant wait till i see the pictures here, and maby elswhere.
I love for you all who can be there, i atmid i am a bit jalous, but you understand what i mean, the way i am "jalous". :oops: O, i hope you understand my terible englisch, in writing its difficult. Have a BEAUTIFUL day, give Leonard a big hug from me ( :oops: ) and i will be there in my mind, with all of you, greetz and love giulia
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by Giulia » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:12 pm

sue7 wrote:
Giulia wrote:
Ooops, sorry, thats the difficulty in Englisch, i made a big mistake. I saw my name for the plaque, that was another thing, please accept my apoligy ( dont know how to write, just saying sorry). I hope there will be many pictures here on the forum, to watch? The happening i mean, thanks a lot, you all
and have a wonderull day, love and greetz Giulia
Hi Giulia,
There's no need to apologize: I'm pleased your name is really on the list of plaque donors. In addition to the photographers who will be taking pictures, I will set up a video camera, and hopefully there will be some video to post up on the forum. We are really looking forward to it.
Best wishes,
Thank you so much Sue, for the email, and indeed in cant wait till i see the movies, pictures here and maby on youtube?
to you also, have a wondefull day, with all the Leonard lovers, enjoy the day, big hug for THE MAN ( ;-) ) many greetz from Giulia
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by sue7 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:47 pm

If you are a plaque donor and emailed one of us about a correction or omission, please rest assured that we have corrected the list. The corrected list of donors appears on the printed program for the event. I will post the entire printed program on the forum over the weekend. I promise that I will post it up here as soon as possible. :)
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by sturgess66 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:17 pm

From New York Times - ... ohen-well/
October 22, 2009, 1:59 pm

Chelsea Hotel Will Remember Leonard Cohen Well

By Dave Itzkoff

Leonard CohenChelsea Hotel A plaque in honor of Leonard Cohen that will be officially unveiled on Friday.

Updated | 2:58 p.m. Artists don’t always want to brag about things they did at the Chelsea Hotel, but Leonard Cohen will soon receive a distinction there that’s worth boasting about. On Friday, the hotel will unveil a plaque in recognition of Mr. Cohen, the singer-songwriter and poet, who resided there and wrote his song “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ in memory of it (and a liaison with Janis Joplin). The honor puts Mr. Cohen in the company of other notable former hotel denizens, including Thomas Wolfe, Arthur Miller and Dylan Thomas, who have also received plaques in its entranceway. Mr. Cohen’s plaque, which is dated Sept. 21, 2009, to mark his 75th birthday, is scheduled to be unveiled at 2:30 p.m.

A larger image of the plaque honoring Leonard Cohen at the Chelsea Hotel can be seen below:
Leonard Cohen plaque
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by imaginary friend » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:04 pm

What happened to the
'Our Man'
on the plaque?
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by CinCin » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:11 pm

I was in New York on Friday, and thought the plaque was already up, so I went to the hotel. The handyman was kind enough to take me down in the basement where it was sitting wrapped in a towel on his work bench, waiting for approval from the City because the building is Historic. It looks wonderful! We should all be proud of Dick and everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you so much!
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by marisab123 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:51 am

I am so excited to meet everyone tomorrow! Thank you so much for the hard work, the plaque looks beautiful! I'm so glad I live in NY.

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by mutti » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:53 am

I will be thinking of all of you at the reception tomorrow and although I am not there I will be in spririt.
The plaque looks beautiful! I look forward to all the photos and videos and stories.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by Mikeaus » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:02 am

Congratulations to Dick and everyone involved in the plaque project. Janis and I stayed at the Chelsea 3 weeks ago and we will be there in spirit today for this historic occasion.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:01 am

I would be so immensely happy for all of you if Leonard were to be there at the ceremony to accept the plaque himself. Even so, you are all in such lovely company with each other and I look forward to seeing and reading all the coverage of this momentous occasion.

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by crystal » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:23 am

I would so love to be there with you this afternoon. I wish everybody a very great time. I am sure you love every minute of it. I expect I will spend tonight in front of my screen waiting for news from New YorK.
Lot of good wishes from Berlin, Christel
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by sue7 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:48 pm

Thanks for all the good wishes. Christel, remember that many or most of us who will be there will be at Madison Square Garden tonight, and we'll be a number of hours behind you, so Saturday will probably be the earliest that you'll have news.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Post by somewhat_nifty » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:17 pm

Hope the plaque ceremony goes well, looking forward to hearing about it :D
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