Photos – Highlights – The Hell’s Angels Letters FESTIVAL – July 16-18 – In SAN FRANCISCO

Above: Grant Goodwine – Hunter on the Coast Highway

One of many images at the Canessa Gallery exhibit – one of the best.

The festival took us back to where it all began, the letters Hunter wrote FROM a tiny apartment in San Francisco in 1966 and after have returned to their original home in coffeetable book form. Join us as we celebrate. Also, this is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And the book that started it all, Hell’s Angels,  had it fiftieth-year celebration in 1966! How the years flew by. He left us physically but left these books and memories behind.



These events will all be streamed live online.
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To attend any of these events in person, sign up below. Space is limited.

July 16, 2021— Friday evening at 7 p.m.
A 45-minute Zoom talk by Tim Denevi discussing Hunter’s development and growth as a writer during the time he wrote the Hell’s Angels article and the book. Followed by 15–30 minutes of Live Q & A from Margaret Harrell and Ron Whitehead.
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Margaret Harrell, The Hell’s Angels Letters launch

July 17, 2021— Saturday afternoon at 2.30 p.m.
A Live performance in Canessa Gallery. Journalist David Streitfeld will interview Margaret A. Harrell, author of The Hell’s Angels Letters, for roughly a couple of hours, including Q & A and then book signing. A spontaneous interview by a master interviewer who interviewed Hunter multiple times—no prepackaged answers. Everything improvised and spontaneous.
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July 17, 2021— Saturday evening from 7 p.m to 8 p.m.
“Live Gonzo Art with Illustrator Grant Goodwine”
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July 17, 2021— Saturday evening at 8 p.m. (Live) 
“The State of Gonzo Address: Searching for Hunter S. Thompson.” A 20-minute talk by Ron Whitehead, followed by a 20-minute talk by John Brick, PhD candidate, on his research for his Marquette dissertation, “Gonzo Eternal,” ending with a 15–30-min. Q & A.
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July 18, 2021— Sunday at 2 p.m.
A panel consisting of William McKeen and Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan (on Zoom) and David Streitfeld and Peter Richardson (in the Canessa Gallery Live) will discuss “Hell’s Angels as a bridge to Hunter becoming the Gonzo figure in Fear and Loathing.” This is the fiftieth anniversary year of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971).
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Moderators: Margaret A. Harrell and Ron Whitehead.