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GO WEST, YOUNG MAN!
The death of Pärre Bonk II in 1943 deprived the company of family leadership, and ‘crown prince’ Pärre Bonk III was sent forthwith to America for safety. Thus the company had to come to terms with democracy and professional management for the first time. Young Pärre Bonk, who communicated largely by pictograms, rejected his upbringing in science and technology, preferring the emerging new world of media in California. Pärre - or Barry as he had become known - was reaching out to a new audience, firstly with comic books, then adult toys and finally with feature films.
Barry Bonk soon fell in with a group of Hollywood brats who made low budget movies by working secretly at night in different studios, using the sets and props of movies in production. His first foray as a producer was Anchovies from Outer Space. His movie was an underground success, and he quickly set up his own production company, B-Pictures, a name that became synonymous with low budget production.
Barry Bonk's second movie in 1957, Creatures From Beyond Tomorrow, was a huge money spinner and gave Barry the financing for a string of Drive-In hits.
In 1958, Barry moved to a mansion in the Big Sur, where he gathered around him several key actors in the emerging Counterculture, including Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Following his experiences with LSD, Barry decided to reject his glamorous lifestyle, and rode off on a practical Surf Scooter to begin a voyage of self-discovery around the United States. It was during this time that he became involved with the Beat Biker poets and met one of the greatest influences on his later life, professor Hans Dröppeldorf. This enigmatic scientist and weekend bohemian, discoverer of Cosmic Therapy through his research work for NASA, also built the first localised black hole machine. Barry Bonk became a close associate of Dröppeldorf and financed much of the professor's research.
The tragic death of Dröppeldorf in a black hole experiment in 1968, deprived the world of a Nobel prize-winning genius whose work is still unique today. Barry Bonk withdrew from public life completely after this tragedy, retreating to the homeland of the Anchovak Indians in Northern Manitoba. He remains a recluse to this day.
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