(Photo by Alvis Upitis/Getty Images)SHAREMost think of the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco as the natural birthplace of the 60’s psychedelic movement. But just as Californians had Ken Kesey’s infamous acid-house on the outskirts of San Fransisco, in La Honda, those on the East Coast were discovering enlightenment in the unlikely quarters of William Mellon Hitchcock’s New York estate.
William Mellon Hitchcock was a trust fund baby who, as the grandchild of the infamous oil baron William Larimer Mellon, Sr. was heir to one of America’s greatest fortunes. In 1963, Hitchcock spent this money
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