Infographic Research Pt. 1- REVISED



comparison, mapping (?)

classic motel/hotel pop. culture references


LIQUOR: In 1977, Don Henley sings, "So I called up the captain: 'please bring me my wine', He said: 'we haven't had that spirit here since, nineteen-sixty nine," from their single Hotel California.

+ Urban legend has it that the "Hotel California" is actually the popularly known California State Mental Hospital at Camarillo, which was shamed for maul-practice. During an upset, patients were fed wine to calm them before dinner.

CIGARETTES: Hunter S. Thompson allegedly spent 36 straight hours in a motel room in Nevada "feverishly writing in a notebook" about some recent experiences. Later in another room in Arcadia, CA these notes were adapted into a manuscript for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

+ Thompson's infamous cigarette holder was a "TarGard Permanent Cigarette Filter System," employed by his literary and cinematic alter-ego Raoul Duke as played by Johnny Depp.

TOILET: In 1960, Psycho's Marian Crane played by Janet Leigh is stabbed to death in a motel bathroom. Alfred Hitchcock's shower-scene becomes regarded as one of the most frightening sequences in cinema history.

+ Leigh was said to have been so affected by this scene, that she no longer took showers unless she absolutely had to. Then she would lock all the doors and windows and would leave the bathroom and shower door open.

BIBLE: Beatles' member Paul McCartney sings of a deadly showdown: "Rocky Raccoon checked into his room, Only to find Gideon's Bible." Rocky comes to the hotel in attempts to catch his cheating "Nancy" in the room adjacent to his.

+ Gideon International was founded in1899 in Boscobel, Wisconsin as an early American parachurch organization dedicated to Christian evangelism. Members began distributing free Bibles, the work it is chiefly known for, in 1908, when the first Bibles were placed in the rooms of the Superior Hotel in Superior, Montana.

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