History of the Sunset Strip

The documentary features a logical sequence of events taking you from when the Strip was just a road in the middle of the desert to 2010. It contains footage from all those different generations. The strip has so many histories, and this documentary tells the story in much detail.

You’ll get to tour historical, glamorous hotels and night clubs like the Garden of Allah, The Château Marmont, and Piazza Del Sol. Learn about long forgotten brothels and comedy clubs, too.

In its beginning the Sunset Boulevard was a barren road, connecting Hollywood’s studios to Beverly Hills. Many celebrities join the conversations to share their personal histories living the American Dream, those facts you won’t find in textbooks.

In the beginning, there was the Garden of Allah, much more than a brothel; it was a hotel (now, ironically, it’s a cleaning service). Filled with debauchery, sex, and decadence. No, not Allah of the Muslims. The hotel was owned by silent actor Alla Nazimova whose Garden inspired Hollywood’s elite and their followers to flock to the Strip.

That’s was the foundation of the mythical Strip as a mecca of decadence and self-indulgence, according to the film. This movie will tickle your Hollywood fascination and reveal secrets you didn’t know before.

The Strip also attracted gangsters and gamblers, who were blinded by easy money and opportunity as they descended upon the Strip in the 1950’s. The documentary goes into many further details about Mickey Cohen’s story, one of the most dangerous men to ever set foot in the Strip.

The Fate of the Strip

The Strip’s glamor started to fade a little when the rise of night life became more popular in Las Vegas. The bands who ruled the night clubs started to leave the scene as teenagers swarmed to the Strip during the social, sexual revolution of the sixties. The rock and roll of the dark fifties evolved into protest music. It was the time of partying in the street and riot police marching.

The 1970’s witnessed some serious partying by metal bands and their metal head fans who partied like fiends. There was also punk bands, and later hair bands of the 1980’s.

The closing of Tower Records music store in 2006, one of the cornerstones of the Strip pulled the final curtain on decades of insane partying. However, the immortal Strip continue to attract swarms of new faces and personalities like a moth to the flame as the time passes, and the legend keeps growing.

The Strip was the birthplace of many music bands, movie stars, actors, and writers. Sammy Davis, Motorhead, and Kenneth Anger, to name (a very) few.

The Truth About the Sunset Strip

It is a documentary that’s captivating to watch from the first to the last minute. It is an important piece of history, and the puzzle of pop culture in the United States as well.

You’ll certainly enjoy the story of how various music genres came into being and how they evolved, especially during the fifties and sixties. From decade to decade, different styles and people occupied the Strip, contributing with their souls. They made the Strip what it is today, and this overdue Sunset Strip documentary help you travel through time and witness it as it unfolds.

The Sunset Strip always had a dangerous vibe that has attracted all sorts of people from all around the world. If you are a music fan, you will be most definitely intrigued by the Strip. And when you walk down the Strip, you will feel the history of this fantastic place.

You and I will probably never know who lived in the Strip and when who passed through or visited. The Strip gave lives and took them away. This movie is but a glimpse into the intriguing history of one of the craziest periods in Las Vegas.