Mayor Of The Sunset Strip

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(out of 5)


From autograph hound to club owner and, when this documentary finds him, popular radio disc jockey,  has carved out a life for himself where he is the fawning worshipper of many a popular celebrity. He is also, thanks to his keen eye for good music and the huge audience that his radio show has been reaching for decades, responsible for introducing North America to the sounds of such disparate artists as ,  and . Here, in this mildly enjoyable though hardly compelling film by George Hickenlooper, his life is traced from his family roots, through to his early days in Hollywood as buddy to  and (she appears in the film to talk about their relationship) to his current stasis as a DJ supreme whose career is hanging by a thread. The film is ample on celebrity sightings (including the appearances of ,  and…), but doesn’t really get too deep beneath the surface; when it tries, it reveals a mostly unsympathetic subject. Still, fans of music documentaries should enjoy it.


USA, 2003

Directed by

Screenplay by George Hickenlooper

Cinematography by ,

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2003


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Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Best Documentary


MayorOfTheSunsetStrip

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