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The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane: The Long Lost Rock n’ Roll Detective Stories

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A Vireo Book
Paperback | July 17, 2018
ISBN: 9781945572807


Don't let Andrew Dice Clay prevent you from reading this. Substitute J. J. Gittes and you'll have a great ride. From coast to coast Ford Fairlane knows his way around the scene. With Tom Waits-like prose, you'll be out hipped, Rex Weiner is so hip.

Before the movie about a rock n’ roll detective there were Rex Weiner’s noirish stories, capturing the punk rock 1970s in New York and Los Angeles in all their gritty glory. First published in the New York Rocker and the LA Weekly in 1979-1980, the stories became the basis for the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Andrew Dice Clay. From CBGBs, the Mudd Club and Tier 3 in NYC to the Starwood, Zero Zero and Cuckoo’s Nest in LA, Ford Fairlane takes you back to a sexy, violent and explosively creative time and place that live on in rock n’ roll legend, brought authentically to life in these hardboiled stories.

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About the Author

Rex Weiner’s screenwriting credits include The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, based on his original stories, directed by Renny Harlin and starring Andrew Dice Clay for 20th Century Fox. As one of the first writers brought on board to launch the TV series Miami Vice, Weiner wrote the now classic 9th episode, “Glades.”

As a journalist, Weiner’s articles have appeared in Vanity FairThe Paris ReviewThe New YorkerLA WeeklyL’Officiel Hommes, and Rolling Stone Italia. “Lost & Found,” his column about Hollywood entertainment history, appeared weekly in Variety where was a staff reporter. He is one of the founding editors of High Times Magazine and former editor of Swank (“The Magazine For Men”). He is also the co-author of The Woodstock Census (Viking), one of the key texts analyzing the impact of the Sixties Generation on American society.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Weiner lives in Los Angeles and in Baja California Sur, Mexico, where he is co-owner of Casa Dracula, a 160-year old hacienda in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5 x 8 x 1 in