The Treasures Of Long Gone John

08/10/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 08/10/2007
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about eccentric Southern Californian John Edward Mermis (aka 'Long Gone John'), a denizen of Long Beach who collects pop ephemera, especially toys, books and works of 'lowbrow' art. He has also run a low budget indie record company for the past 17 years, turning out over 750 albums by over 550 groups, mainly punk and retro-rock, his record label 'Sympathy for the Record Industry' - helping to launch the careers of White Stripes, Hole, The Dwarfs, and Rocket from the Crypt, among many others.