Rex Weiner Presents...

The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane

in conversation with Pat Thomas

Before the movie about a rock n’ roll detective, there was 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 film 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 of rock n’ roll legend, brought authentically to life in these hardboiled stories.

Rex Weiner’s career as an editor, writer and publisher began with the underground press of the 1960s. As a staff reporter and feature article writer at Variety from 1992–’97, Weiner covered international film, film finance and entertainment technology. His column, Lost and Found, appeared weekly in the trade paper.

Pat Thomas has appeared on BBC & NPR as the author of Listen, Whitey!: The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. He was a consultant to the PBS documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. He curated the book Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980 and compiled an Allen Ginsberg box set: The Last Word on First Blues. His most recent book is Did It!: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.

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