Thompson is the acclaimed journalist and author of Fear and Loathing
in Las Vegas who lived in this building at 318 Parnassus when he was researching
his book Hell's Angels. Thompson
introduced the outlaw motorcycle club to mainstream America in 1967 with
the book, which Thompson researched by partying with Hell's Angels members.
In typical San Francisco fashion, neighbors were undisturbed when Thompson
shot out a window here with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .44
magnum, but complained when the Hell's Angels parked their motorcycles
on the sidewalk. More recently, Hunter S. Thompson wrote a column for the new
how the house may have looked to Hunter and friends in 1967.