- The Washington Times - Monday, January 1, 2007

Some bands persevere for decades, only to fade into oblivion. But after just six short years together in the 1970s, the New York Dolls did enough punk-rocking, partying and costume changes to ink themselves permanently into rock ‘n’ roll history. Tonight, the Black Cat’s Backstage (1811 14th Street NW) will screen “New York Dolls: All Dolled Up,” the 2005 documentary by rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife about the band’s heyday. Culled from about 40 hours of tape, the film splices together backstage interviews with footage of early shows at such hot spots as Max’s Kansas City punk club in New York and a West Coast tour. While the Dolls’ surviving members have been touring in recent years, die-hard fans may prefer to remember them as they appear here on film, in their prime. The film begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $3. Call 202/667-7960 for further details or visit www.blackcatdc.com.

—Jenny Mayo

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