Rare Original Australian Daybill Poster The Wild Angels 1966
Sort after motorcycle artwork, exceptionally rare Daybill.This film was originally banned in Australia in 1966. It was not released for the first time until the late 1960's as a heavily edited version with the associated poster.
The Wild Angels is a 1966 American outlaw biker film produced and directed by Roger Corman. Made on location in Southern California, The Wild Angels was made three years before Easy Rider and was the first film to associate actor Peter Fonda with Harley-Davidson motorcycles and 1960s counterculture. It also inspired the biker film genre that continued into the early 1970s. The Wild Angels, released by American International Pictures (AIP), stars Fonda as the fictitious Hell's Angels San Pedro, California chapter president "Heavenly Blues" (or "Blues"), Nancy Sinatra as his girlfriend "Mike", Bruce Dern as doomed fellow outlaw "the Loser", and Dern's real-life wife Diane Ladd as the Loser's on-screen wife, "Gaysh". Small supporting roles are played by Michael J. Pollard and Gayle Hunnicutt and according to literature promoting the film, members of the Hell's Angels from Venice, California. Members of the Coffin Cheaters motorcycle club also appeared. The Wild Angels opened at the Venice Film Festival in 1966 and was the 16th highest-grossing film of 1966, earning $5.5 million in domestic revenue. In 1967 AIP followed this film with Devil's Angels, The Glory Stompers with Dennis Hopper, and The Born Losers. It now enjoys a cult following with the likes of Easy Rider.