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One more boom for the Boom Boom Room

March 31, 2008 |  5:23 pm


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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