Sunday, February 27, 2011

Easy Rider-The Toronto Connection.

Easy Rider with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, 1969.
In the summer of 1967 Peter Fonda was in Toronto to promote his latest film, The Trip.
While staying at the Seaway Towers Motel on the Lakeshore, he stayed up all night and wrote the script for Easy Rider. This story was told to me and others by Mr. Fonda himself.
The original covered entranceway.
The original Seaway Towers was built in 1954 and considered very modern at the time.
The pool area.
A period postcard.
A view of the Seaway Motel looking east from the Gardiner in the 1960's.
Vintage period postcards from Chuckman's