Help. Peter Fonda Needs Money

When Peter Fonda needs money, he brings some memorabilia to the auction block. For example, his American Flag Patch from His "Easy Rider" Jacket or his gold Rolex worn in the same movie. A surprise mega-hit during its 1969 theatrical run, Easy Rider is one of those rare movies that changed the way motion pictures are made and also defined a new generation. The original, one-and-only American flag patch worn on the back of Fonda’s (Wyatt in the movie) motorcycle jacket, is featured prominently throughout the movie and also its classic poster. Peter kept the jacket after production wrapped, and wore it until it wore out. He saved the patch, however, framed it, and has held onto it for almost 40 years. This truly unique item from an American classic that continues to inspire was sold for $33,460. Also auctioned was Peter Fonda’s Prototype Gold Rolex. While sitting on a beach in France and watching the tide come in shortly after filming his scenes for the anthology movie Spirits of the Dead (1968), Peter Fonda experienced a burst of creativity that resulted in the first draft Easy Rider being put on paper in less than 3 hours. It was his first screenplay, and Peter rewarded himself by purchasing this 18k gold prototype Rolex GMT Master watch with date feature. The watch is very briefly visible in the early, pre-credit scenes of the movie. There was no way Peter was going to risk damaging the watch. So a different one was used for the scene where his character tosses it away. At auction time, it sold for $33,460. If Peter needs more money, he can me. I will announce his memorablia for sale first here in my Blog.  

6 Responses to “Help. Peter Fonda Needs Money”

  1. 1 Hank Brannan Oct 25th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Peter, I need money. Can you help?

  2. 2 jeff larson Oct 25th, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I have been trying to Mr. Fonda for an enterprise. Anyone know how I could do so? Thanks (e-mail, letter etc)

  3. 3 Scott Oct 26th, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Where can I send my check to help Peter out?

  4. 4 dragon Oct 26th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    ok what did the bike sale for or does he still have it

  5. 5 Nicker Oct 26th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Wasn’t it that movie (easy slider) which kicked off the contemporary chopper trend…?

    Hell, if Peter wasn’t able to capitalize on it then, it’s a little late now.


  6. 6 CALVIN PRIGMORE Jan 4th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Hi I`m trying to get intouch with peter fonda as i would to see if he can help me out with some authenticity for the cmc captain america i have imported to the Uk as i didnt get any of the origianl supplied certificates etc i beleive he has got number 30 and ive got no 74 .* can any body out there help me please ?

    [email protected]

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