Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Mayor of the Sunset Strip  is a 2003 documentary film on the life of Rodney Bingenheimer directed by George Hickenlooper, and produced by Chris Carter.  In 2011, Craig Hlavaty of the Houston Press named Mayor of the Sunset Strip at number eight on the paper’s list of “The 31 Best Music Documentaries of All Time”.  The film won the Best Documentary Feature at the 2004 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  (More from Wikipedia)

After appearing in a 2003 documentary called Mayor of the Sunset Strip about the disc jockey Rodney BingenheimerKim Fowley became an experimental filmmaker.  He won the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Melbourne Film Festival for two of his films, Golden Road to Nowhere and Black Room Doom.  


Black Room Doom is also the name of the all-female band that is featured in the film of the same name – his answer to the 2010 film The Runaways


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Last edited: March 22, 2021