Monday, July 18, 2011

You Actually CAN Stop The Music

Billboard on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, CA promoting the film, "Can't Stop The Music" 1980
This billboard, promoting the Village People disco-musical "Can't Stop the Music" graced Sunset Blvd near the corner of Laurel Canyon. The billboard itself actually had a traffic-stopping, star-studded, red-carpet, unveiling ceremony on  "Can't Stop The Music Day" (Thank you, mayor Tom Bradley). The red carpet extended from the billboard all the way to the door of the famous Schwab's drugstore.
Long after the movie  - a monumental flop -  had disappeared from theaters, this billboard was still up.
For more info on the making of this memorably bad film, check out the book "Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr" by Robert Hofler

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