Monday, July 06, 2009

Rosedale On Robson: "Imagine a hotel room..."

One of Pacific Theatre's wonderful sponsors is the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel. They've come up with something of which Norman "You Still Can't" Poppins would most definitely approve...

Imagine a hotel room
It’s easy if you try…

The Lennon Suite: Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel’s New Themed Room Features Photos Of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In For Peace

The Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel is proud to display a selection of the works of photojournalist Gerry Deiter in a new theme suite, which will mean sweet dreams for fans of John Lennon. Suite 303, with its elegant d├ęcor and spacious terrace, displays four unique photographs. The living room features “Bed-In, The Long Shot”, an unusual black and white photo that conveys a sense of the eight days of constant media activity that surrounded John and Yoko.

The second photo, "All We Are Saying" captures John and Yoko during the recording of “Give Peace A Chance”, which was written during that week and became an anthem for that tumultuous time and for future generations. The guitar on which John is playing is now in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio...

On display in the bedroom is “The Way Of Life”, which captures John and Yoko during a quiet moment between interviews. “Empty Nest” makes a powerful statement, depicting the empty bed in which they conducted their interviews, met with guests and entertained celebrities for eight days....

Deiter was supposed to have a quick visit to shoot some photos for Life Magazine, but was invited by John and Yoko to stay for the entire event, which took place from May 26 to June 2, 1969 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Several of Deiter’s photos are now on display in the historic room. The photos never ran, as they were replaced with additional war stories from Vietnam. He became the only photojournalist to chronicle the entire Bed-In.

Deiter moved to the West Coast where he remained until he passed away in 2005.

The Rosedale’s “theme” suite houses this special limited-edition selection of photographs to honour the spirit of peace and harmony represented by this famous event.

Deiter’s legacy is also reflected in a recently released book Give Peace A Chance: John & Yoko’s Bed-In For Peace by Joan Athey (Wiley), as well as at major exhibitions currently on show in Liverpool, UK and Bethel Woods (Woodstock Festival site) NY, USA.

The Rosedale on Robson is located in Yaletown on the corner of Hamilton and Robson Streets, and is conveniently located in the heart of the sports and entertainment district.

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
838 Hamilton @ Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A2

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