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A lot of my friends were fooling around with drugs then.
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Acid wasn't getting a whole lot of bad press at the time, and as I saw the whole bad-press thing happen, I became aware that the government had done a whole lie on all the other benign drugs as well. It became clear to me that the government wanted no real drug education.
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But anyway aside from alcohol and nicotine, LSD was the first drug l ever took.
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But you sell fourteen pairs of Levis and you go home that night and it doesn't make you feel like cracking open the champagne.
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By 1968 I was making a thousand dollars per week but only doing four weeks the entire year. But they were good weeks!
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I had always turned it down-to me, smoking pot was absolutely the worst thing in the world. I thought of it as an addiction, and all my friends who smoked it, I felt they really needed help.
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I just wanted to have a chance at the real world. Then I found out through working a series of straight jobs that straight jobs suck!
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I turned down some sleazy features. I had a three-picture deal in Europe and turned that down. I didn't want to be typecast.
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I wanted to go to regular high school - it looked like a lot of fun.
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I wanted to have a normal childhood. Normal relationships.
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I was just starting to get heavily into girls and cars and cigarettes and booze, and I wanted to have a normal chance to have fun.
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I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.
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I was still very, very Catholic.
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I was totally devastated for four years in the mid '60s when l tried to buck the tide.
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It was a thrill to meet George and Gracie; it was a thrill to meet Jimmy Stewart, Victor Mature, and Bob Mitchum.
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It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
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Marijuana. Boy, I thought that was just terrible. How could this great man do this to his life?
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My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
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Next night I got the call to fly home. That was it. It played a week and closed. That was my only starring role in a feature motion picture.
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Of course l had a midget they didn't want another kid they had to put through school.
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Once in a while there was some TV offer and I'd take it.
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Shortly thereafter I built a kaleidoscope projector for film effects and we'd all sit around and listen to Sgt. Pepper while toking down.
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So, in the last year, the whole cast sued for release from our contracts.
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The Beatles had already been out for a few years, hair was growing longer and marijuana started to show up at parties and so on.
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The kids put you on a pedestal. I didn't like it.
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Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists.
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There's a big difference between somebody who does acid on weekends and somebody who takes downers every day.
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We lasted on the show for four years.
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We sued the producers of the show for four years in a row. One year they put out a Lassie doll with my picture on it and paid me no royalties.
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We took them to court and they had to either take my picture off or pay me a royalty, so they took the picture off.
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We were supposed to be guests of Eisenhower for the week - but Ike had his heart attack and so we got to be Tricky Dick's guests. The whole cast - me, Jan Clayton, George Cleveland... and of course, Lassie!
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Well, I went to school with Jan and Dean, Ryan O'Neal, some of the Beach Boys we all use to party together.
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When they were doing beach party movies there had to be a degree of sexuality and a degree of delinquency that I had not portrayed. And though l knew I could-was, in fact, in real life, like that -I wasn't cast in those roles.
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Yeah, dog was this man's best friend, for sure.
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Yes, there was nothing else to do to get you high. I mean, there was, but white kids didn't hear about it.
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