American International Pictures: Glory Stompers 1967- Outlaw Biker Film: Featuring Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bettin, Chis Noel & Jody McCrea

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Source: Alchetron– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

Source: Action

“The Glory Stompers (1967) Movie – Dennis Hopper – Glder Pro’

From Edward Patterson

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Source:Edward Patterson– Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bettin, in Glory Stompers (1968).

I’m a big fan of films from the 1960s and 1970s including b-movies or movies that seem like b-movies at the time ( like Glory Stompers ) and movies that become cult classics and cult favorites. Like Glory Stompers, because these are movies that take a lot of risks and chances. They take risks by using actors and actresses that people probably have never even seen before, let alone heard of. Dennis Hopper ( one of my favorite actors ) was not a rookie at this point, but he wasn’t a star either. Easy Rider is the movie that gave him a name and made him a star.

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Source: Rock Shop Pop– Sandra Bettin

What I talked about last week with Broken Badges is that movies and shows like this take a lot of chances. A lot of that having to do with the fact that they almost have too, because they’re low budget and underfunded. So they have to work with people who don’t have deep resumes, but they have to find people without the names who are talented and could become stars at some point. Glory Stompers has a lot of people who aren’t names in it and never became names, but who play big roles.

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Source: DVD Talk– The Outlaws, with Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

Like Chis Noel who plays the kidnap victim in the movie. Sandra Bettin who plays Chino’s ( played by Dennis Hopper ) mamma in the movie. Jody McCrea plays Chris’s ( played by Chris Noel ) boyfriend who naturally comes back and saves his girlfriend from this biker gang. The fact is Chris was never in any real danger in this movie. Other than by one guy who came close to committing sexual assault against her, before Chino of all people rescued her from that guy.

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Source: Greasy Culture– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

But then this movie has key players in it that did become stars later on. Dennis Hopper who I believe is one of the best actors of his generation at least. Robert Tessier who played tough guys generally bad guys on TV a lot of the 1970s and 1980s, but was also in Burt Reynold’s The Longest Yard from 1974. Casey Kasem ( the famous disk jockey ) has a small role in the movie.

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Source: Chop Cult– Chino’s Gang, including Sandra Bettin & Dennis Hopper

The movie has a creative plot. It’s basically about two rival biker gangs with one gang led by Chino, which is an outlaw gang who makes their money in narcotics trade and other illegal enterprises. And the other gang led by Darryl ( Chris’s boyfriend ) that I guess are the good guys at least in this battle. Bikers who are basically just looking to have a good time. That go to a lot of parties, get drunk a lot, do a lot riding, but aren’t criminals for the most part.

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Source: Angel Morrow– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

Chino doesn’t like Darryl and has his gang attack him when they find Darryl away from his gang and they attack him and think they killed him after they beat him up. Which is why they kidnapped Chris because they didn’t want to leave any witnesses. If any of them knew anything about just basic CPR and paramedics, they would’ve seen that Darryl was beat up and unconscious but not dead. And wakes up shortly after Chino’s gang takes off with Chris.

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Source: Chop Cult– Dennis Hopper, kicking ass

As I mentioned before Chris was never in any real danger when she was being held by the Outlaws ( for lack of a better term ) other than that one guy who tried to sexually assault her, but she was rescued almost as soon as Magoo ( played by Robert Tessier ) tried to attack her. The Outlaws were simply looking to get out of dodge and haul ass down to Mexico to collect money from a score. And then release Chris in Mexico. There really isn’t a dull scene in Glory Stompers, it does have some cheesy writing, which can come from having cheap writers. And is a very entertaining look at life in outlaw biker culture from the late 1960s.

Rudy Overlord: Ed Sullivan Show- Jim Morrison and The Doors Light My Fire: Ray Manzarek Insight

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Source: Rudy Overlord- Jim Morrison up close

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat

Before I make Jim Morrison look real bad here I’ll say that this was one of The Doors best performances ever even as short as it was. The Lizard King (and I say that for a reason) was at the top of his game with the vocals and everyone played very well. But if you watch the video (and you are not blind) you see something real obvious and may get to thinking “what the hell”. (or something stronger than that) Because you see Morrison in his classic black leather suit. Nothing strange there from him, but with a big fact erection sticking out of his leather jeans. I don’t know how you go out on stage with that sticking out and that is assuming you are sober. And perhaps The Lizard King wasn’t and this was one of the reasons why he was The Lizard King. Because he was so out there and not just wore the black leather jeans at most of his performances. But his leathers were so skin-tight and revealing that anything that got him excited sexually was going to be seen by a lot of people and this case being on Sullivan by millions of people. And it happened to him in one of the most public places possible on Ed Sullivan on national TV on Sunday night in 1967.

Rudy Overlord: Ed Sullivan Show- Jim Morrison and The Doors: Ray Manzarek Insight

The Ed Sullivan Show: Jim Morrison’s Erection on National TV

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Source: Sitcoms Online– The Lizard King Jim Morrison

Source:The New Democrat

“Performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on September 17, 1967. Available on “Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics”, “The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Vol. 1” and “Rock’n’Roll Forever” DVDs…

From The Ed Sullivan Show

Good reason not to wear skin-tight leather jeans on national TV when you aren’t sober. As Jim Morrison did on a regular basis for visual effect and he wanted especially women checking him out. But the risk is you end up showing more of yourself than you perhaps intended. Especially when you get excited and you are right there for the whole world to see.

Unless no one actually saw The Lizard King go out on stage right before he went out and especially saw him up front and perhaps noticed something about his pants that his, well his thing lets saw was sticking out and he had a boner sticking out of his leather jeans. Or Morrison got excited as he was already on stage and perhaps saw a sexy woman or something.

For the life of me I can’t figure why someone didn’t walk up to Morrison and say: “uh Jim, you should go to the bathroom or back to the dressing room before you go out on national TV. Because you have a boner sticking out of your pants that everyone is going to see on national TV.”

 

James Pamela: The Doors Soul Kitchen Live at Matrix- San Francisco 1967

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Source: James Pamela- Jim Morrison

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal

I haven’t seen the full concert of Jim Morrison and The Doors in San Francisco, but I can give a good idea about how Oliver Stone felt about it based on his 1991 movie The Doors. With Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison and Morrison and The Doors, shows up at the San Francisco concert in a limo. Of course The Lizard King is rocking his skin-tight black leather jeans and he’s wearing his black leather cowboy boots and his concho indian belt, as well as his brown suede jacket. That is how Morrison tended to perform in the late 1960s and that was a big part of his signature outfit. Except that Morrison tended to wear a black leather suit jacket with his belt, leathers and boots. But he did wear a suede jacket with the rest of that outfit on a regular basis as well. This is the best performance from Val Kilmer (as Jim Morrison) in the movie. The stage is full with San Francisco patrol cops thinking that fans of The Lizard King might try to jump on stage and if anything The Lizard King would invite them, (especially young women) as well as SF cops being there, because they were worried about Morrison doing something crazy as well. But even with that background Val Kilmer gives a great about ten-minute performance performing the song Run.

James Pamela: The Doors Soul Kitchen- Live At The Matrix in San Francisco

Unexplained Files: Jim Morrison- in New Haven Arrested in 1967

 

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Source:Unexplained Files– The Lizard King Jim Morrison, getting arrested in New Haven in concert, in 1967.

Source:The Daily Journal

“The Doors: Jim Morrison Arrested 1967”

From Unexplained Files

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Source:Google– The Lizard King Jim Morrison, being arrested in concert in New Haven, in 1967.

The way this went down is that Jim Morrison and his some times mistress (Patricia Kennealy) were backstage at the New Haven Arena the night of this concert, making out.

A New Haven cop a patrolman catches them in a closet making out and I guess doesn’t recognize Jim Morrison and certainly not Pat Kennealy and orders them both out. Morrison tells the officer that they’re doing nothing wrong and the cop shouldn’t worry about it and I’m paraphrasing. The cop is not satisfied with that and orders them out again. Morrison once again refuses and the cop gets physical and pushes Morrison and Morrison pushes back the cop sprays Morrison and gets him out of the closet.

This is all going down literally moments before this concert started. And Morrison ends up going out on stage with this spray in his eyes. The concert starts out normally, but then Morrison after one song goes silent and instead starts talking and cursing about the cops and explains his side of the story of what happened to him and his part-time girlfriend. The New Have cops have enough of that, interrupt the concert and arrest Jim Morrison on stage and remove him during the middle of the concert.