Erratic Chicano writer who vanished is focus of new documentary

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished is focus of new documentary

Oscar Zeta Acosta inspired character in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’
This 1970 photo released by Raul Ruiz shows attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta at a demonstration in downtown Los Angeles. Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the inspiration for Hunter Thompson’s Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new PBS/VOCES documentary airing March 23.
This 1970 photo released by Bob Krueger shows Oscar Zeta Acosta, left, and Hunter S. Thompson at the Hotel Jermone in Aspen to discuss Thompson’s campaign to become sheriff. Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the inspiration for Thompson’s Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new PBS/VOCES documentary airing March 23.

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished is focus of new documentary

This 1970 photo released by Raul Ruiz shows attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta at a demonstration in downtown Los Angeles. Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the inspiration for Hunter Thompson’s Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new PBS/VOCES documentary airing March 23.
This 1970 photo released by Bob Krueger shows Oscar Zeta Acosta, left, and Hunter S. Thompson at the Hotel Jermone in Aspen to discuss Thompson’s campaign to become sheriff. Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the inspiration for Thompson’s Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new PBS/VOCES documentary airing March 23.
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