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Bunker Spreckels

Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence

by C. R. Stecyk and Art Brewer



ISBN:9783822853382
Format:Hardback
Page Extent:215 pages
Book Size:226 x 177 x 35 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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$57.50

The tale of Bunker Spreckels (1949-1977) reads like a pitch for a movie to rival Boogie Nights. The stepson of Clark Gable is a privileged Los Angeles party boy who is heir to a multimillion dollar fortune; passionate about surfing, marshal arts, guns, and women, he lives the life of a debauched international jet-setter before succumbing to his excesses at the tender age of 27. Born Adolph B. Spreckels III, heir to the Spreckels sugar fortune, Bunker became a famous surfer as a teenager, but after his inheritance came along, he began to slip into a life of pomp and excess where surfing took a back seat to drugs, sex, and wild road trips. So remarkable was his lifestyle that he created an alter-ego who invited photographers and documentarists to trail him, piecing together a tell-all epic of his own rise to fame and fortune. Before the project, known as "The Player""