The Wild One - Marlon Brando - Hollywood Photographic Poster
"Nobody tells me what to do"
The Wild One is a 1953 American film starring Marlon Brando. The Movie was directed by Laszlo Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer. It is most celebrated for the character of Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando), a character that became a cultural icon of the 1950’s. The Wild One is considered to be the first outlaw biker film ever made.
The screenplay was based on a short story "The Cyclists' Raid" by Frank Rooney, which was published in the January 1951 edition of Harper's Magazine. The story was inspired by a motorcycle rally held on the Fourth of July weekend in 1947 in Hollister, California.
The rally organised by an American Motorcyclist Association got out of control and the rebellious event was given national coverage in the July 21, 1947 issue of Life Magazine, featuring a staged photograph of a “wild” inebriated man on a motorcycle. The events, combined with the media reports, Rooney's formed the narrative and the film “The Wild One” form part of the legend of the Hollister riot.
A quote from Johnny:
"It begins here for me on this road. How the whole mess happened I don't know, but I know it couldn't happen again in a million years. Maybe I could of stopped it early, but once the trouble was on its way, I was just goin' with it. Mostly I remember the girl. I can't explain it - a sad chick like that, but somethin' changed in me. She got to me, but that's later anyway. This is where it begins for me right on this road."
Marlon Brando was born in 1924 and died on the 1st of July 2004. He was a famous American actor, film director and a prominent political activist. He was activist for many causes, notably the Civil Rights Movement and several Native American movements. Brando is globally famous for his Academy Award-winning performances:
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), Guys and Dolls (1955), Sayonara (1957), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather (1972)
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Hollywood Photographic Poster - Brando - Wild One (1953)
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