- 1956 (19 years old) | 1956
Sometime in 1956, at 19, Bobby joined the Beat Generation, a subculture of Beatniks who took part in drug use and promiscuous sex, which is promoted by their art. Bobby was introduced to Wallace Berman (an influence of the avant-garde/beatnik culture) by best friends: Dean Stockwell and Russ Tamblyn (former child actors).
In the summer of 1956, when Bobby was 19 years old, he was arrested on a marijuana charge. As the summer progressed, Bobby and a friend, Lester Furgason, were arrested for bean shooting at two women from a car.
On December 3, 1956, Bobby eloped with his girlfriend, Marilyn Verna Rush (whom he met at a party in Manhattan Beach), after around 5-6 months of dating, in Mexico to avoid their parents’ objections. This marriage was later annulled (not legally recognized).