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"Bubblehead" side of the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood
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Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Friedkin, Anthony
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Roxy has been host to hundreds of famous and yet-to-be-famous acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Tori Amos, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, Jane's Addiction, and David Bowie to name a few. A small bar above the club called On The Rox has also seen a variety of "regulars" come through its doors, such as John Lennon, Alice Cooper, Keith Moon; in the 1980s, it hosted parties arranged by "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss. The Roxy Theater is located at 9009 West Sunset Boulevard and continues to remain a staple of the Sunset Boulevard nightclub scene.
Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler opened the Roxy Theater on September 23, 1973 on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Posters for The Rocky Horror Picture Show can be seen on a billboard, a half moon hangs from the roof, a figurine of Bubblehead stands on a small ledge holding a silver ball, and the words "XOXOX. Bubblehead!" outlined in glitter, are written below. Bubblehead is a character created by artist Mike McNeilly.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood, Calif.)
Rocky Horror picture show (Motion picture)
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--California--West Hollywood
Nightclubs--California--West Hollywood
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
West Hollywood (Calif.)
Valentine, Elmer
Adler, Lou,1933-
McNeilly, Mike

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