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Mondo Mod (1967)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 25 May 1968 (Japan)
Beginning with the title song, "It's a Mod Mod World" by the Gretschmen, "Mondo Mod" explores West Hollywood, California's famous Sunset Strip in 1966. We journey from discotheques to dirt ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Humble Harve Miller ...
Himself (Narrator) (as Humble Harve)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midget Farrelly ...
Himself
Skipper Fats ...
Himself
Steve Gaines ...
Himself
Charlie Galento ...
Himself
Mike Haley ...
Himself
...
Himself
Cara Peters ...
Don's LSD Trip Dancer
Walt Phillips ...
Himself
William Rotsler ...
Don - Masked Interviewee LSD User
Butch Van Artsdale ...
Himself
Dewey Weber ...
Himself
Mike Weldon ...
Himself
Dave Willingham ...
Himself
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Beginning with the title song, "It's a Mod Mod World" by the Gretschmen, "Mondo Mod" explores West Hollywood, California's famous Sunset Strip in 1966. We journey from discotheques to dirt bike competitions, taking in surfing, karate, go-carting, the Hell's Angels, political protests, pot parties and all the other trappings of the Now Generation. Along the way, we're treated to priceless footage of Pandora's Box, Gazzarri's, the Whisky A Go-Go, the Fifth Estate, and countless other forgotten haunts of "the neon Neverland that the mod set calls home." Starring, according to the credits, "The Youth of the World," "Mondo Mod" features a pot-smoking, bongo-blasting finale during which these hipsters and flipsters start to strip down. Both the film's cinematographers became world-famous: Laszlo Kovacks for "Easy Rider," and Vilmos Szigmond for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Written by alfiehitchie

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Turn it on and jam it out with the Outlaws See more »

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Documentary | Music

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25 May 1968 (Japan)  »

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Teenage Outlaws  »

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References Murderers' Row (1966) See more »

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Mondo Mod
Performed by The Gretschmen
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Watch for the L.A. Locales Only

Far from a great documentary but fun to watch for the various Los Angeles locations. Weird mix of titillation and anti-drug messages. I couldn't tell whether this was pro or anti teens and LSD. I was a kid in the 60's and this was fun to watch for the clothes, cars and music but incoherent story and at times looked like the director was on acid. Curio piece just take it too seriously. The interviews look stilted and awkward, what little acting this had was very bad. The Whiskey a Go-Go scenes were my favorite and really took me back to that era when my Dad would take me to places that had live music.

How they got LA DJ Humble Harv to narrate this is beyond me..they must have thrown some serious cash his way.


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