Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World.
NY: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010. First edition. 306pp., including 19pp. full-page photographs.
“A wide-sweeping narrative of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll (and more drugs) that runs from Laguna Beach to Maui to Afghanistan, Orange Sunshine explores how America moved from the era of peace and free love into a darker time of hard drugs and paranoia” (dw. blurb). Includes interviews with former members of what the police dubbed the 'Hippie Mafia'.
The Acid Brotherhood (so-called, though women played their part) started in 1966 when a biker gang from Anaheim led by John Griggs held up a Hollywood producer at gunpoint and stole his stash of Sandoz LSD. Later they became the world's largest illicit LSD ring, operating from their base in Laguna Beach in southern California and known for the Orange Sunshine acid tablets they manufactured and for the surfboards inlaid with LSD and hash they smuggled worldwide. Their activities were abruptly curtailed after a bust in 1972 in which 53 people were arrested and two and half tons of hash, thirty gallons of hashish oil, and 1.5 million tablets of Orange Sunshine were confiscated.
Short lower corner crease to two pages, o/w Fine in dw.