Cary in the Sky with Diamonds

Die LSD-Story von Cary Grant begegnet mir nicht zum ersten mal, aber Cari Beauchamp und Judy Balaban haben sie für die Vanity Fair nochmal sehr schön aufgeschrieben.

Before Timothy Leary and the Beatles, LSD was largely unknown and unregulated. But in the 1950s, as many as 100 Hollywood luminaries—Cary Grant and Esther Williams among them—began taking the drug as part of psychotherapy. With LSD research beginning a comeback, the authors recount how two Beverly Hills doctors promoted a new “wonder drug,” at $100 a session, profoundly altering the lives of their glamorous patients, Balaban included.

The Electric Beverly Hills – Cary in the Sky with Diamonds (via MeFi)