Don't Tell Dad

Don't Tell Dad

A Memoir

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
In a candid, unsparing autobiography, one of Hollywood's most notorious actors shares his turbulent life, including his relationship with his distant father, his mother's suicide, his activist sister, his own film career, and his wild escapades with Marlon Brando, the Beatles, Dennis Hopper, and others. 125,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Everyone knows Peter Fonda as the star of Easy Rider, the quintessential '60s film he cowrote and acted in with Dennis Hopper. But now the public is treated to the real Peter Fonda - the man behind the legend who has never before been revealed. He spares no details about his cold and distant father (who was consumed by his career and many marriages), his mother's suicide (which his family tried to hide), and their effects on him and his sisters. He provides many anecdotes about growing up with Jane, their coming of age exploits, and the many ups and downs of their life with their father.
Fonda also includes vivid tales of his own escapades - riding motorcycles with Marlon Brando in Rome, stories about his step-grandfather Oscar Hammerstein, getting acting tips from James Caan, his first on-screen kiss with Sandra Dee, hanging out with Salvador Dali, taking acid with the Beatles, youthful acting experiences with Warren Beatty, and his first introduction to pot. He describes the darker times as well: his friend Bridget Hayward's suicide, his doomed first marriage, his best friend Stormy's suicide, and the nightmare that would haunt him for life. There are never-before-told details about the making of Easy Rider with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson: how "monkee money" financed the project, and how he convinced Bob Dylan to allow them to use his songs in the movie.

Baker
& Taylor

One of Hollywood's most notorious actors shares his turbulent life, including his relationship with his distant father, his mother's suicide, his activist sister, his own film career, and his wild escapades with Marlon Brando, the Beatles, Dennis Hopper,and others

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786861118
0786861118
Characteristics: 498 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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