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The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie

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Watch this entire Truly CA short film: The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie by filmmaker Jeremy Kaller. (Running Time: 12:52)

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.


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