Sunday, November 1 12:00 PM L.A. NUGGETS
"The Monkees," approx. 120 min. Revisit the
60s with four episodes of the Monkees' Emmy Award-winning television series: "The
Case of the Missing Monkee," "Monkees Marooned," "The
Chaperone" and "The Frodis Caper." These rare 35mm prints have
never been screened theatrically and feature unique soundtracks unheard since 1973 (and
unavailable in this form on DVD)! Monkees authority Andrew Sandoval will treat the
audience to some rare trailers and commercials featuring the pre-fab foursome.
Discussion with key songwriter Bobby Hart and other surprise guests.
Between the matinee and the evening show, groove to live
music by L.A.s newest and coolest 60s garage punk band The Living Sickness,
with Go-Go dancing by Moana Santana (Lucha Va Voom) and Brandy (Satisfaction) plus band
introduction by a legendary 60s L.A. DJ to be announced!
Sunday, November 1 4:00 PM L.A. NUGGETS
60s L.A. Promotional Film Potpourri.
From deep in the archives of director Malcolm Leo ("This is Elvis," "Heros
of Rock 'n' Roll"), we bring you back to a time when "music videos" were
known by a name better suited to their true purpose: "promotional films." As
part of this flavor-based presentation, see The Mamas & The Papas foolin around
inside Sunset Strip youthquake boutique deVoss, Sonny & Cher recording at Gold Star
Studios, Boyce & Hart trapezing around Hollywood Boulevard singing "Out and
About" and The Turtles prancing all over the Strip, with stops at The Plush Pup and
MONDO MOD, 1967, 72 min. Dir. Bethel Buckalew. Narrated
by KHJ disc jockey Humble Harv, the film is a full-color, self-indulgent pastiche of what
made Los Angeles teenagers tick in '66. You'll hit Belinda boutique on the Sunset Strip,
where the owner encourages wearing micro-minis with nothing underneath. Check Hollywood
Boulevard hip at Lewins Records. Karate is clearly mod, as inspired by the Green
Hornets Bruce Lee. LSD trips, bongo-blastin pot parties, a birds-eye
view of dancing inside Whisky a Go Go, surfing and more. Those of us who lived here then
feel as if we were cast out of Eden, so at the very least, MONDO MOD provides a glimpse of
that time. The whole shebang will be kicked off by a brief
color slide show by Domenic Priore, author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock n
Rolls Last Stand in Hollywood.
Sunday, November 1 7:30 PM L.A. NUGGETS
RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP, 1967, MGM Repertory, 85
min. Dir. Arthur Dreifuss. Sam Katzman (Alan Freed's DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK, etc.) was hip
enough to film Little Richard and Chuck Berry when Hollywood wouldnt touch them. In
1966 he instinctively lensed The Standells, The Chocolate Watchband and The Enemys, who at
the time may not have been as big as, say, The Mamas & The Papas, but whose 60s
punk sound would resonate in years to come. Based inside threatened nightclub
Pandoras Box, RIOT follows the exploits of L.A. Mods and their corporate
grandfathers trying to rub out all the fun. The protest follow-up in real life would lead
to MONTEREY POP. RIOT captures the vigor prior to the consolidation of the
"rock" industry and its eventual corporate demise. Trailer
THE PAD (AND HOW TO USE IT), 1966, 88 min. Dir. Brian G.
Hutton. This obscure 60s feature (adapted from a stage play) follows the exploits of
a lonely bachelor hoping to find love at a symphonic recital who instead finds himself
mixed up with a sexy swinger turned on by the Sunset Strip scene. A color copycat
combination of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in THE APARTMENT and Richard Lesters
1965 THE KNACK AND HOW TO GET IT, THE PADS 66 L.A. spin features a healthy
dose of Whisky a Go Go footage when the place was still cool, and folks there knew how to
DANCE. Red Velvet house band The Knickerbockers (of "Lies" and "One Track
Mind" fame) are featured on stage; that alone makes this rarely seen Hollywood hacker
flick a worthy trip for the discriminating L.A. Nuggets audience.