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How Ex-Runaways Manager Kim Fowley Stole The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip

The Runaways opens nationwide next Friday and one of the things Hollywood Shuffle is most looking forward to when the film hits Houston theaters is how delicately director Floria Sigismondi will treat the character of Kim Fowley, whom HS likes to refer to as the Creepiest Man in Hollywood. Hey! At least he's honest about it!

"I mean, lookit me. I'm balling two 20-somethings in a row. I'm 70 years old and I don't think I've dated anybody over 30 since I was 17 and a sex worker. Women over 30 have to pay to play. Unless they haven't had a baby, I'll give 'em a shot, but the baby ruins everything. The baby brings cottage cheese and custard and Jello after the fact, but let's not talk of such things."

The name Svengali is used repeatedly to describe Kim Fowley, and the reason is there's no better word to use. The self-proclaimed mastermind behind The Runaways was involved with nearly everyone who was famous in L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, but he was involved with them before they were famous, and as a result has remained a cult figure on the fringe of both mainstream success and normal human behavior for nearly 50 years.

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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.
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