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Bunker Spreckels, surfing's divine prince of decadence

Author: Bunker Spreckels; Craig Stecyk; Art Brewer
Publisher: Hong Kong ; Los Angeles : Taschen, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bunker Spreckels, great-grandson of German-born sugar baron Claus Spreckels, was a privileged Los Angeles party boy, and heir to a multimillion dollar fortune. Passionate about surfing, martial arts, guns, and women, he lived the life of a debauched international jetsetter before succumbing to his excesses at the age of 27.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Bunker Spreckels
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bunker Spreckels; Craig Stecyk; Art Brewer
ISBN: 9783822853382 3822853380
OCLC Number: 156814670
Notes: Includes German and French translations of text.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Preface / Art Brewer --
The interview / C.R. Stecyk III --
Introduction --
Family --
Hawaii --
Surfing and surfboards --
Big money --
Excess --
South Africa --
This is the end.
Responsibility: photographs by Art Brewer ; interview by C.R. Stecyk, III.

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Discover the wild life and times of surfer turned socialite Bunker Spreckels. Photographer Art Brewer's images and writer C. R. Stecyk III's revealing interview detail the rise to fame and crashing  Read more...

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"...the book channels a sort of Boogie Nights on water feel." "What happens when a famous 21-year old L.A. surfer with a taste for partying inherits a multimillion-dollar fortune? We need to look no Read more...

 
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