Trippin' with Terry Southern : what I think I remember /

"Gail recalls what life was like with "the hippest guy on the planet". She reveals what went on behind the scenes of Southern's movies. And she relives the "highs" hanging out with The Rolling Stones and Peter Sellers in swinging '60s London to the lows, barely scr...

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Main Author: Gerber, Gail, 1937- (Author)
Other Authors: Lisanti, Tom, 1961-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2009.
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Main Author:Gerber, Gail, 1937-
Summary:"Gail recalls what life was like with "the hippest guy on the planet". She reveals what went on behind the scenes of Southern's movies. And she relives the "highs" hanging out with The Rolling Stones and Peter Sellers in swinging '60s London to the lows, barely scraping by on a Berkshires farm during the '70s & '80s"--Provided by publisher.

This award-winning memoir about "the hippest guy on the planet" recollects novelist/screenwriter Terry Southern's highs and lows, his association with the Beat Generation, and his movie cult classics Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider . In 1964, Terry Southern met actress Gail Gerber on the set of The Loved One . He was enjoying his success from co-writing the risqué novel Candy, a satire of Candide, and the movie Dr. Strangelove; she had just co-starred with Elvis Presley in Girl Happy. Though they were both married, there was an instant connection and they remained a couple until his death 30 years later. In her memoir, Gail recalls what life was like with "the hippest guy on the planet." It documents their life together and contains numerous photographs of Terry and Gail with friends both famous and notorious. The wickedly gifted satirist, who had a stint writing for Saturday Night Live, kept company with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Dennis Hopper, Ringo Starr, William Burroughs, George Segal, Harry Nilsson, George Plimpton, David Amram and Rip Torn. It also reveals what went on behind the scenes of Gail's movies (including The Girls on the Beach and Village of the Giants ), and Terry's movies (including The Cincinnati Kid, Casino Royale, Barbarella, The Magic Christian, End of the Road, and Easy Rider ).

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Physical Description:ix, 266 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780786441143 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786441143 (softcover : alk. paper)
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The late Gail Gerber was a former ballet dancer and actress who co-starred in such films as The Loved One, Beach Ball, Harum Scarum , and Lucky Days . She was the secretary of the Terry Southern Literary Trust and lived in New York. Tom Lisanti is the award-winning author of multiple books about film history, and he blogs at www.sixtiescinema.com. He lives in New York.

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