Jim Morrison & Lipstick Kisses at Oscar Wilde’s Pere-Lachaise

by Kevin E.G. Perry

"They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans die they go to Paris."

~ Oscar Wilde, "A Woman of No Importance"

Oscar Wilde was not an American, but he came to Paris to die nevertheless. 71 years later so too did Jim Morrison. The pair share in eternity at the Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise with a whole company of France's own writers and artists, stretching through the ages from Moliere to Edith Piaf.

Wilde himself died on November 30th 1900 at the Hotel d'Alsace, with bon mots, a clever remark, on his lips to the very end. "My wallpaper and I are fighting a...

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