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Title
"Bubblehead" side of the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Creator
Friedkin, Anthony
Contributor
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1997
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068113
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b26_f3_i12
CARL0000072408
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3842
Subject
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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