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One more boom for the Boom Boom Room

bill rosendahlBoom Boom Roomfred kargerLaguna Beachlos angeles timesopinion l.a.robert gentry


Fred Karger still sees hope for the Boom Boom Room, the legendary gay bar in Laguna Beach that closed last year after a 61-year run. He's rallying supporters tomorrow at the Century City headquarters of American International Group, the building's owner.

It's a long shot, but Karger -- an activist now retired from politics -- wants the Room eventually to reopen. Click here for John Keitel's film on the Boom Boom Room's place in history and efforts to save it. Featured are former Laguna Beach Mayor Robert Gentry and current Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who describes hearing loud music down the street, walking in and finding "an incredible, positive, happy group of gays and lesbians."


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Aaron Clifton

I cant believe that the owners were so bad at keeping a check book, they had to have that mercedes.

It makes me sick to my stomach

I used to work there in the 90s and loved the history of the place.

I cryed so much to see a person from another country just come in and tear down something that I cherished so much.

It will be haunted from everyone that died from anything through out the past, trust me.

He will go out of business, becuase of it.



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