About Tom Folsom:
Tom Folsom is a writer living in New York. He is best known as the author of a bestselling biography of Crazy Joe Gallo, The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld. On March 5, 2013, the It Books imprint of HarperCollins published Folsom's definitive biography on Dennis Hopper, Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream, charting the actor's wide-ranging career and place in American popular culture in art, music, photography and film.
I was walking down a street and after his death and saw a billboard on the side of a brick wall for Van's shoes. It was a picture of Hopper's face, and all it said was, 'Hopper Lives.' So I think he's still part of youth culture. There are lessons to...Tom Folsom
I wasn't an expert or even the biggest Dennis Hopper fan in the world. All I knew about him were through his associations with James Dean and Andy Warhol, the fact that he made 'Easy Rider.' I thought his story would have a really great outlaw litera...Tom Folsom