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A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY

About The Production
"A Night at the Roxbury" was filmed entirely on Los Angeles locations, gaining precious real atmosphere by shooting at the popular night spots: the Mayan Club (downtown), the former Billboard Live (on the Sunset Strip), Whisky a Go (also on the Sunset Str

"A Night at the Roxbury" was filmed entirely on Los Angeles locations, gaining precious real atmosphere by shooting at the popular night spots: the Mayan Club (downtown), the former Billboard Live (on the Sunset Strip), Whisky a Go (also on the Sunset Strip, near the Viper Room) and Hollywood Moguls (nearby in Hollywood). Filming also included locations in Encino and Hills.

The filmmakers picked their hot spots after surveying 30 Los Angeles clubs. To represent the interior of the Roxbury, they chose the dynamic Mayan Club, which was converted from the lavish 1920's Mayan Theatre into the top Los Angeles hot spot of the '30s. In its years as a movie theatre, the Mayan also hosted star vaudeville acts and top bands, including Duke Ellington.

The film's design department added the required contemporary techno accessories to the club's spectacular, heavily-modeled gold and red Mexican interior, which features carved Aztec and Quetzalcoatl birds.

Production designer Steven Jordan likens the ornate motif to an electrified Kahlua label and calls the style "Tech-Mex." Director Fortenberry refers to the Roxbury as "the pinnacle of glitz."

The exterior of the Roxbury was the eye-popping front of the former Billboard Live club, with its silver metallic, neo-industrial facade, featuring color-morphing wall panels and constantly-running jumbo television monitors, all of which gave the scene the frenetic Las Vegas look of a giant marquee.

The film's wild party, which Forten berry calls "our Hollywood Babylon scene," was staged in a lavish house in Encino. The five-bedroom home has a stunning panoramic view of Los Angeles and a gorgeous pool, where "Showgirls" shot its sexy swimming scene. The handsome residence was re-dressed to look, as producer Heckerling puts it, "too opulent and too sleazy."

The Butabis' home was a richly appointed house in Beverly Hills. The gym was state-of-the-art Crunch Gym (in West Hollywood), a frequent workout spot for actors and models.

Costume designer Mona May outfitted the style-obsessed Roxbury Guys in "a combination of Euro-chic and American cool," including up-to-the-minute creations from top designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Matsuda, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

"Technically, what the brothers wear is hip clothing, tres high fashion," Will Ferrell points out. "They're totally into the clothes they see in magazines. The trouble is, it looks great on models, but on them it's totally cheesy."

Fortenberry describes the boys' costumes as "outrageous." The brothers' clubbing outfits are updated versions of the dark '80s suits they wear on "Saturday Night Live," which feature large shoulders and a loose fit. For Ferrell and Kattan's big-screen wardrobe, May utilized technologically advanced French and Japanese materials that are shiny or outright iridescent. "The material's slightly stretchy quality gave the guys a tighter, sexy look but still enabled them to dance in comfort," says May.

"These men are label-oriented," adds May. "Even at work in their father's plant store, they wear $500 jeans and black, see-through shirts. Chris, as Doug, wears a lot of blues, which provide a slicker look for this fast-talking schemer. Steve is more happy-go-lucky, so I put hi

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