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Since his appearance in the 1960s counter-culture biker flick, Easy Rider, Peter Fonda has progressively gone greener and greener.
Sony Pictures is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1969 movie, "Easy Rider," that changed history. Peter Fonda’s Captain America Jacket and Vest is being manufactured exclusively by Kerr Leathers. This is a limited, one time offer to Harley Davidson dealers only.
The jacket and vest will come complete with a signed certificate of authenticity by Peter Fonda, himself and will be available with an Easy Rider movie poster and soundtrack CD for promotional purposes.
Only 3000 jackets and vests will be manufactured worldwide.
When Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper set off in search of "America" in ’69, Hopper went for a beat-up old hat to complete his gear whilst Fonda opted for the now iconic Captain America/Stars and Stripes open-face Jet. What they found out there (freedom, insights and some harsh truths amongst other things) was to have a profound influence not only on audiences but on film-making itself.
Although legendary actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper received top billing in the seminal 1969 film Easy Rider, their co-star Captain America—a chopped Harley-Davidson Panhead with an American flag emblazoned on its gas tank—gained just as much attention. It became one of the most evocative motorcycles in American history, transcending its function as transportation to reach mythic status as a postmodern icon.