Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors

June 10, 2011 - 12:59 PM

PARIS (AP) — The owner of a Paris bar dedicated to Jim Morrison is worried his lifelong obsession with the late The Doors frontman could end up costing him his livelihood.

Christophe Maillet said he received a letter from a Beverly Hills, California-based attorney warning that "The Doors do not want to be seen as having approved of your establishment and also the consumption of alcohol."

The April 21 letter — signed by Anthony Keats, The Doors' intellectual property lawyer, and shown Friday to The Associated Press — urged Maillet to remove images of the group from his bar within three months.

Morrison, known for a partying lifestyle, died in 1971 of heart failure in his bathtub in Paris at the age of 27. His grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery remains a pilgrimage site for his fans.