The Bour­bon Room

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - FILM -

The sweaty club at the cen­tre of the movie is clearly mod­elled on the leg­endary Whisky a Go Go. Dur­ing the 1960s, the Whisky was a sec­ond home to The Doors, The Byrds and Van Mor­ri­son’s Them; in the ’70s, its shows ran the gamut from metal (Mot­ley Crue, Van Halen) to punk and new wave (The Germs, Blondie, The Police). The fic­tional Bour­bon Room is owned by the fi­nan­cially floun­der­ing Den­nis Dupree (Alec Bald­win), though the Whisky’s real co-founder, Elmer Valen­tine, also co-owned other local hot spots. His nearby Roxy The­atre, an­other fa­mously rowdy venue, may also be an in­spi­ra­tion.

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