The hospital’s enduring reputation for treating alcoholics — and the less-than-glowing reputation of its psychiatric ward — were featured in the Billy Wilder film ‘The Lost Weekend‘, which won the Oscar for Best Picture.

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL, BEYOND THE HORROR STORIES, THE LAST RESORT FOR THE NEW YORK UNWANTED

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The blues come from the devil, she tells him sharply. Nevertheless, they get to know each other, through a series of vignettes in which he tells her about his life as a one-time blues musician now down on his luck and waiting to die, and she reveals some of her own secrets.

Slowly, they discover that underneath their seemingly opposite approaches to life’s trials and tribulations, they are remarkably similar and can understand and help each other as nobody else can.

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-15/entertainment/ca-486_1_san-diego

different Bowery but the essence is of the bowery world.

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