The Wild One

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, Circa 1960s. Vintage candid photograph of Marlon Brando and two other actors from the set of the 1954 film.

Based on Frank Rooney's 1951 short story "The Cyclists' Raid." Two rival motorcycle gangs raise hell in a small town, disrupting local racing events, stealing, and seducing the town girls. Widely considered the original outlaw motorcycle gang film, firmly installing the rebel biker figure as an American cultural icon and launching Marlon Brando's career from initial stardom into infamy.

Set in Carbonville and Wrightsville, California, and shot on location in Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, and Hollister, California.

Approximately 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus.

Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Selby US. Spicer US.

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