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    Peter Fonda's D.O.D. Badge from "Easy Rider." It's magical to look at this badge and remember where it had been: right there on Peter Fonda's jacket, all throughout the filming of 1969's seminal counterculture classic Easy Rider, along for the tragic joyride as Fonda's "Captain America" cruised his raked motorcycle across the U.S. to the music of Steppenwolf, the Byrds and Jimi Hendrix, and finally immolated (or so it appeared) in the literally explosive climax. This is the American Eagle D.O.D. badge worn by Peter in Easy Rider, pinned in the film on his jacket that bore the American flag on its back. The wingspan of the metal badge's eagle with the red-white-and-blue shield stretches across the 2" circumference, set in a circle of stars and laurel wreath with three attachments on the reverse, and comes in a "Cartier International Service" leather pouch and is in Excellent condition. Its impact, for anyone familiar with the visceral power of the film, is undeniable. Three of the Easy Rider motorcycles were stolen during the shoot, and one burned, making this one of the few artifacts left from the production. It's a relic from the Messiah on the Motorcycle, a talisman of the movie that became a social phenomenon.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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