When Peter Fonda needs money, he brings some memorabilia to the auction block. For example, his American Flag Patch from His "Easy Rider" Jacket or his gold Rolex worn in the same movie. A surprise mega-hit during its 1969 theatrical run, Easy Rider is one of those rare movies that changed the way motion pictures are made and also defined a new generation. The original, one-and-only American flag patch worn on the back of Fonda’s (Wyatt in the movie) motorcycle jacket, is featured prominently throughout the movie and also its classic poster. Peter kept the jacket after production wrapped, and wore it until it wore out. He saved the patch, however, framed it, and has held onto it for almost 40 years. This truly unique item from an American classic that continues to inspire was sold for $33,460. Also auctioned was Peter Fonda’s Prototype Gold Rolex. While sitting on a beach in France and watching the tide come in shortly after filming his scenes for the anthology movie Spirits of the Dead (1968), Peter Fonda experienced a burst of creativity that resulted in the first draft Easy Rider being put on paper in less than 3 hours. It was his first screenplay, and Peter rewarded himself by purchasing this 18k gold prototype Rolex GMT Master watch with date feature. The watch is very briefly visible in the early, pre-credit scenes of the movie. There was no way Peter was going to risk damaging the watch. So a different one was used for the scene where his character tosses it away. At auction time, it sold for $33,460. If Peter needs more money, he can contact me. I will announce his memorablia for sale first here in my Blog.