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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:09 AM

This documentary, Final 24: Jim Morrison aired in November 2007 on the Biography Channel as part of a series covering the last 24 hours of selected celebrity lives. The documentary has been posted in 5 Parts to U-Tube.



Final 24: Jim Morrison Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2GbY3I4Lmk

Final 24: Jim Morrison Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWgiHiSOfUQ

Final 24: Jim Morrison Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwkEUXgcp84

Final 24: Jim Morrison Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ0uhLQABhU

Final 24: Jim Morrison Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dum-qH4x9rc

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:10 AM

Derniers jours de jim morrison
French Language Documentary



Part 1
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-1_events

Part 2
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-2_events

Part 3
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-3_events

Part 4
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-4_events


Part 5
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-5_events

Part 6
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/sea....rrison-6_events

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:11 AM

Alain Ronay
His friend: "Paris had done him good. He found himself"

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:20 AM

Back in the early 90's there was a rumor in circulation indicating that Jims' remains would be moved from Paris in secret. I have no idea where this rumor originated but it prompted me to contact a funeral director here in the States to find out what procedures would be required to move remains from France to the U.S. It was explained to me that the move was not complicated at all as the transport of remains from one country to another was quite routine as long as the proper procedures were followed.

In 1994 I contacted an assistant funernal director here in the United States and inquired if it was possible to move Jim Morrisons' remains without the publics' knowledge.

This is the reply I received in writing with a xerox copy of the American Funeral Directors Book, Page 944.


March 14 1994

"I talked to one of our funeral directors in regard to the information you requested about the disinterment of Jim Morrison from France. You mentioned his family was in charge of his estate. Therefore, they are his next of kin and will be legally responsible and will have to negotiate with a funeral home in France or California, if that is the state in which they will bury him. His family may have to also work through the Embassy in France. I have enclosed a copy of the instructions for Foreign Shipping from The American Blue Book For Funeral Directors which may be of some help as to what documents will be required to disinter from France. An attorney will also be involved. This is not an uncommon action and I do not feel there will be any problems."

AMERICAN BLUE BOOK FOR FUNERAL DIRECTORS

page 944

Foriegn Shipping

FRANCE

1. Two certified copies of the death certificate
2. Burial Permit/Transit Permit
3. Embalmers Affidavit, notarized
4. Family must have deed to cemetery plot in France
5. Authorization from Mayor of Town in France.
6. Consul Fee: $100.00
7. Consul Inspection is required
8. Sealer Casket
9. Wood outside box with three metal bands
10. Letter of no contagious disease
11. Letter of request for shipment must accompany the above documents.



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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:27 AM

Hollywood Today

Jim Morrison Death Still a Mystery 36 Years Later
July 27th, 2007

Lizard King’s Death Still a Controversy in Latest Books and Around Gravesite



PARIS – Hollywood Today (AFP) 7/27/07 — Did Jim Morrison OD on a nightclub toilet or die of a drug-induced heart attack in a bathtub at home? Thirty-six years after the death in Paris of The Doors legend, biographers are locking horns over his final hours.

The latest book on the life and times of the 1960s rock star, published this month in Paris, says Morrison was found slumped behind a locked toilet door on July 3 1971, in the Rock’n Roll Circus — a club that in its heyday rocked to the sounds of Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, the Beach Boys and Eric Clapton.

This version of the so-called Lizard King’s final hours has angered the author of another 2007 book on the singer-cum-poet-cum-filmmaker.

“He is diminishing a great poet and songwriter,” US author Philip Steele said of Sam Bernett’s just-published “The End”.

“He’s trashing him,” said Steele, whose biographical novel about Morrison, “City of Light”, was published in Germany last February.

Not so, retorted Bernett, a writer and former journalist and nightclub operator who was then the 23-year-old manager of the Rock’n Roll Circus. “I’m not tarnishing anything, I’m simply telling the truth” he told AFP.

Bernett says in his book that on the night of July 2-3, 27-year-old Morrison turned up after midnight, binged on vodka and beer, bought a dose of heroine intended for his girlfriend and disappeared into the men’s room.

When Bernett, the bouncer and the cloakroom attendant forced open the toilet door, “Jim Morrison is there, his head betwen his knees, his arms hanging,” Bernett writes.

“I raised his head gently, holding him by the shoulders to stop him falling over. His face was grey, his eyes shut, there was blood under his nose, and whitish dribble like froth around his slightly open mouth and in his beard.”

Among those who rushed to the scene were two dealers believed to have sold Morrison drugs and a doctor Bernett knew who was at the club that night. The dealers, unphased, decreed the singer was alive but faint.

And when the doctor, who is unnamed in the book, pronounced him dead, probably of heart failure, the two took matters into their own hands, dragging the unconscious singer, with difficulty, out through a back door leading into an empty nightclub that backed onto the now defunct Rock’n Roll Circus, on Paris’ hip Left Bank.

How they got Morrison back to his home — where they threw him in a hot bath in a failed attempt to revive him as his hysterical girlfriend looked on — Bernett does not know.

Another witness, contacted by AFP, said Morrison was exited from the club rolled up in a blanket.

“He had a malaise in the toilets and I helped carry him,” said war photographer Patrice Chauvel, who, then aged 19, worked in the club. “I don’t know if he was dead. Maybe he died at home. They announced his death the next day, or perhaps the day after, I don’t remember.”

“He was overweight, bearded, violent and a bit delirious. The boss wasn’t too pleased to have him as a customer as it was a very fashionable club.”

Bernett recounts that the club owners then told him to let well alone and avoid calling in the police.

So the police, when eventually called, registered him dead in his Paris flat, which before their arrival, Bernett says, had been cleared of drug evidence by dealer Count Jean de Breteuil — then with singer Marianne Faithfull.

Morrison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson, who died four years later of a heroin overdose also aged 27, offered police conflicting accounts but said they had been to the cinema the previous night and she had found him in the tub in the morning. French filmmaker Agnes Varda, a friend of Morrison’s, was there to help.

Steele, a rock musician named Phil Trainer at the time, who in 2005 received a Grammy nomination for his music in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill”, panned Bernett’s book as drawing its facts largely from well-known biographers Stephen Davis and Danny Sugerman, while adding “scandal”.

“This is making a scandal out of it,” he told AFP.

Steele, who met Morrison a couple of times, says he was suffering from writer’s block and was desperately ill, drinking, smoking and taking cocaine though he was asthmatic.

“He would’ve died anyway,” said Steele, who disbelieves some of the details in Bernett’s book — that Morrison drank vodka rather than whisky, that he could be bundled out of the club without dozens of people noticing, that no witnesses are named…

With no autopsy to stake out the truth, Steele believes the earlier official version of the death — that he may have been carried out of the club drunk but died at home after mistakenly taking a dose of his girlfriend’s heroin instead of sticking to cocaine as usual.

“In my book, which is novelised, I elevate his bohemian personality,” he said.

As for Bernett, he says he spoke out now because rumours had long swirled over the death scene, and the time had come to speak out.

“For years people have been asking me what really happened. This is the truth.”

http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/2007/07/27/j...36-years-later/


Note: I do not have a copy of Mr Bernett's book because it is in french language.  If anyone has this book, please add the reference materials to this thread so we may better understand the story Mr Bernett has written.

In addition I do not have a copy of book "City Of Light", if some one does have a copy please add the reference material to this thread.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:37 AM

Le Mystere Morrison, 1991 French Documentary

http://forum.johndensmore.com/index.php?showtopic=3751



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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE (darkstar @ Jul 14 2010, 06:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Le Mystere Morrison, 1991 French Documentary

http://forum.johndensmore.com/index.php?showtopic=3751



I am so sorry I know I promised to have this translated; I have everything in a word document. I simply need to tweak it and it will be completed.
I moved into my new house and my grandmother (who raised me) has been in the hospital for over 2 months I have been quite busy going back and forth to the hospital. I just got back to this forum in the last few weeks…I really missed it.

Like I said I have the document on a USB key, I will bring it into work and finish it.

Thank you for all your patience.

Sacha



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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE (Sacha @ Jul 14 2010, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am so sorry I know I promised to have this translated; I have everything in a word document. I simply need to tweak it and it will be completed.
I moved into my new house and my grandmother (who raised me) has been in the hospital for over 2 months I have been quite busy going back and forth to the hospital. I just got back to this forum in the last few weeks…I really missed it.

Like I said I have the document on a USB key, I will bring it into work and finish it.

Thank you for all your patience.

Sacha


I'm so sorry to hear about your granmother. I hope has a speedy recovery.

My inclusion of the "Le Mystere Morrison" link wasn't a stab at you.  The reason I posted it was because the documentary fits in with the discussion and maybe some one has the film themselves and would like to comment on it.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

I know it wasn't a stab at me smile.gif
I just wanted to let you know that I didn't forget.




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