Bonjour mes amis,
I went on a Hunter S. Thompson binge recently. No good reason, just got a little carried away. I read a couple of biographies and discovered a lot of great videos in the process.
Although this is not an official Sleepless Film Festival post, I wanted to share this video.
The Crazy Never Die was produced by the Mitchell Brothers. The Mitchell’s owned the infamous O’Farrell Theatre strip club in San Fransisco. They also produced the revolutionary, mainstream-porn hit Behind the Green Door. Thompson was a sometimes-doorman at the O’Farrell while he was researching his still-unpublished book, The Night Manager.
Here is a run-down on the film from the good people at Bunch of Nerds:
In the late 80s, the Mitchell Brothers, owners of the O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, produced a 30 minute long documentary on Hunter S. Thompson’s college campus tour. Entitled “The Crazy Never Die”, the documentary covers Thompson’s visits in Oregon and Kansas, including some interesting insight into his childhood, the amount of speakers he has in his living room and much more.
Without further delay, The Crazy Never Die:
This video is hosted on our YouTube Channel – Joe Nolan’s Imagicon. Check it out and subscribe!
If you are an inveterate Gonzoid, you’ll also be pleased to discover this limited-edition publication:
A large-format photo/bio about the man himself. The printing is limited to 3000 copies. It comes in a cellophane sealed, hand numbered box. The book is inside in a box of its own. The book box is sturdy and linen bound with the Gonzo dagger boldly stamped on the front. The book is print numbered on the rear cover. Lovingly edited and designed, and lavishly printed, this extraordinary package includes a limited edition gallery-quality photograph by Thompson.
An edition of the set is listed in a Nashville boutique for bank, but I added it to The Sleepless Bookstore where you can get it for much less than that arm and that leg.
Joe Nolan <3