Joan Jett's Runaways-Era Apartment Off Sunset

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The party photo being referred to is located at the link at the bottom. Billy Idol was there.

Joan lived in the mint-green painted stucco two-story apartment building on San Vicente Blvd. right behind the Arco gas station on Sunset. A year after this photo was taken, I would move into the other famous West Hollywood apartment I inhabited: 1140 North Clark St. (Motley Crue would eventually move in downstairs; Lita Ford would be a frequent visitor). But before there were two party palaces on either side of the Whisky, Joan pretty much hosted them all.

The Whisky a Go Go is across the street from the gas station.

The two-story stucco apartment not mint green anymore. You're standing on San Vincente. There's the gas station on the right (Sunset Blvd)

The two-story stucco apartment is not mint green anymore. You’re standing on San Vincente. There’s the gas station on the right (Sunset Blvd)

The Motley Crue apartments that are mentioned on Clark Street.

1140 N. Clark St.

1140 N. Clark St.


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