1970 documentary about Hunter S. Thompson's run for mayor of Aspen


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Nice to remember that Hunter’s campaign helped Aspen almost dodge the Aspen bullet.


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This was cool to watch, i was too young to know what was going on during this time. I didn’t know him until later.


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Another reminder of Thompson’s razor sharp wit in the days before he damaged himself irreparably through alcohol addiction. RIP Hunter, the last of the true freaks.

What a brave young Aspen police officer that was, smoking on camera!


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Love these old 70s documentaries. Pick an oddball topic and send a crew overseas for a few weeks to cover it. CTV’s Here Come the Seventies is another great weekly doc show of the time. Not possible today. As for Hunter…doesn’t handle losing well, does he. Glad to witness it though.


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