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
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
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,"
"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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