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Thursday 16 August 2018

Lawyers call time on Doors theme bar

A Paris bar has been ordered to remove hundreds of pictures of Jim Morrison and The Doors from its walls by the rock group's lawyer.

The memorabilia, including a bust of the lead singer presiding over the beer tap, are all part of the owner Christophe Maillet's lifelong passion for the band.

But now he has received a letter from California-based attorney Anthony Keats warning that, "The Doors do not want to be seen as having approved of your establishment and also the consumption of alcohol."

Maillet has been urged to remove images of the group from his bar, the Lezard King, within three months. He said: "I guess worst-case scenario is that they could close the bar."

Morrison, known for a partying lifestyle, died in 1971 at age 27 of heart failure in his bathtub in Paris -- just minutes from Maillet's bar. Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise remains a pilgrimage site for fans.

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