Bikers , Truth & Myth , & Motorcycle Movies - illustrated with photographs ... 8-1/4 x 9-1/2 "
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Book Description Ivy Prospero, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Photos (illustrator). 1st Edition. BRAND NEW 2005 Paperback book 1st. Brand New from 2005 publisher . Never opened, Never marked . Size: 8-1/4 x 9-1/2". Book has 176 pages with index, illustrated throughout with photographs in Color and black & white; reproductions of vintage movie posters, ads, and everything relating to the mystiqe of bikers. Since the 1950s, the motorcyclist, or ' biker ' , has been a symbol of the independence of the open road . of freedom . and of rebellion . Beatnik Bikers, Hippie Bikers, Counterculture 60s Bikers, Soul Bikers, Altamont, Ed Big Daddy Roth , Mods & Rockers, & more . From the moment Marlon Brando hit the screen in The Wild One, the biker's distinctive image . and attitude . have inspired countless Hollywood movies . like Dragstrip Riot , The Wild Angels, Psychomania, Roustabout & more This fascinating book takes a look at the motorcycle as cultural icon . and looks at the film genre and the men who inspired it . The rootless veterans after WWII who set a trend for seeking solace on the endless highway . The biker's role in cult movies, pulp fiction, and rock legend . the legendary outlaw gang . the place of women in the biker brotherhood . and of course the book looks at the powerful machines on which the cowboys of the road have ridden over society's rules . Pursuing Easy Rider's search for identity , this book sets out on a journey to discover the reality behind the myth . Author Bill Osgerby is a cultural historian who has written on modern American and English social history . and he has been a biker for more than 20 years . " Biker - Truth & Myth - How the Original Cowboy of the Open Road became the Easy Rider of the Silver Screen " . published by Ivy / Prospero , London England 2005 paper back book 1st edition *** Secure packing, Safe Shipping , since 1965 *** 8-1/4 x 9-1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 5858