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The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie

Meet Charlie Deal, a rock 'n' roll dreamer and inventor of the semi-famous toilet-seat guitar.

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Overview

Genre
Arts, Portrait, and Music
Synopsis

Meet Charlie Deal, rock n roll dreamer, Mill Valley’s unofficial mayor, and inventor of the semi-famous toilet seat guitar. Charlie stated that he was “sitting on a good idea” in 1965, when he envisioned the unique instrument. Charlie would eventually sell his Deal Guitars around the world, with members of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead among his customers. Charlie was the quintessential town character, always spotted riding his old bicycle, with a toilet seat dangling from the handlebars.

This short documentary explores one man’s love of rock ‘n’ roll and his relationship with the community that cherished him. Filled with humor and sentiment, The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie will inspire you to fulfill your dreams, no matter how far fetched they may be.

Stage
finished
Running time
12 minutes

Credits

  • Jeremy Kaller ... Director/Producer
  • Mark Arellano ... Director of Photography

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2008-2009
Locations
San Francisco Bay Area
Prod. Partners
Steve Bajor, co-producer

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Mill Valley Film Festival, Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Connecticut Film Festival, Kahbang Music and Film Festival
Awards
Jury Award, 40th annual Marin County Festival of Short Film and Video
Distribution
KQED, Truly California
Language
English

Photos

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