The Sunset Strip has action and pop-culture history, so people come. Its where John Belushi overdosed in 1982 (Château Marmont hotel, 8221 Sunset Blvd.), where River Phoenix overdosed in 1993 (in front of the Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Blvd.) and where photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash (leaving the Château Marmont, 2004).
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