Jean Harlow Centenary
Saturday, March 6
Beginning at 2:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
This is a co-presentation with the American Cinematheque.
At 2:00 p.m., Darrell Rooney, co-author of the new book Harlow in Hollywood, delivers a slideshow on Jean Harlow’s life and career, the first blonde sex symbol. Rooney and co-author Mark A. Vieira will sign Harlow in Hollywood at 3:00 PM in the lobby. The one hour lecture will be followed by a screening of the film, Bombshell, at 3:30 PM.
BOMBSHELL, 1933, Warner Bros., 96 min. Victor Fleming's positively breakneck-pace satire of Hollywood. Jean Harlow is at her peak as harried Lola Burns, a movie matinee idol being driven crazy by relentless press agent Lee Tracy (who also has the hots for her). The movie she's shooting with director heartthrob Pat O'Brien is modeled after RED DUST. Naughty double entendres fly fast and furious in this razor-sharp and unabashedly shameless screwball comedy produced by M-G-M.
Tickets are $7 for members of ADSLA and American Cinematheque. Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general public ($11) and students/seniors ($9) and are available via Fandango, or can be purchased on the day of the event at the door. Please bring your ADSLA membership card with you to the box office.
Parking: $2 per hour metered parking available near the theatre. $2 for four hours validated parking available at Hollywood and Highland. There are also pay parking lots on Las Palmas and Cherokee that cost approximately $10. Why not take the metro? The Egyptian is a very short walk east from the Hollywood and Highland METRO station.
Cocktails in Historic Places®
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6pm-8pm
The Sky Room
40 S. Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Put your glad rags on and join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles for a special Cocktails in Historic Places at the Long Beach landmark Sky Room. Sip cocktails, and if you desire, stay and dine as The Sky Room is transformed into a vintage supper club-with a killer view!
The prestigious Sky Room, located atop the historic Breakers of Long Beach Hotel, is continuing to create history as a preferred destination along the Pacific Coast. Since originally opening in 1926, The Sky Room has continued to draw an enthusiastic clientele of local guests, Hollywood celebrities, politicians and world-renowned personalities of the time.
Come straight from work or slip into something more Deco—either way, plan to join us! Cocktails in Historic Places is open to members and non-members alike.
Just for the ADSLA, the Sky Room is offering a tremendous treat for the evening, a special $44 per person fixed price "Dining and Deco" dinner menu for $44 per person. See Menu.
Contact The Sky Room directly at (562) 983-2703 to make dinner reservations.
Reservations are not needed to join the ADSLA for cocktails.
Please note that the Sky Room does not allow athletic wear, denim, baseball hats, shorts or sneakers.
Parking: Valet parking available for $7.00. Limited street parking is also available. There is self parking in a parking structure on the east side of the Sky Room and at a surface lot just south of the Sky Room.
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
in partnership with
The Lalique Boutique
Invites ADSLA Members
to the Lalique Boutique Signature Collection
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Lalique Boutique
2 Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The ADSLA invites all current members to join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Lalique Boutique in Beverly Hills, for the exclusive launch of the new Lalique Collection: Signature.
Join Craig Zehms, Lalique Ambassador, and John Thomas, President of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, in a discussion about the powerful Art Deco influences that have inspired Lalique design for the past century, which are now embodied in the Collection: Signature.
Light refreshments will be served.
ADSLA membership must be current in order to attend. Not a member? Join or renew now.
Vintage cocktail 1930s attire encouraged, but not required.
RSVP to Lalique Boutique at 310-271-7892 or email@example.com
Miracle Mile Tour
Saturday, March 26th
10:00 am to noon
Join the ADSLA when we take a step back in time - - literally - - on our signature walking tour of L.A.'s iconic Miracle Mile! Born in the 1920s, this brainchild of A.W. Ross was conceived as a street to rival the great boulevards of Europe - - elegant and spacious, populated by stylish shops- - and the chicest people! (And this being Los Angeles, plenty of available parking!) A.W. Ross's dream has developed into one of the countrys most famous urban enclaves - - featuring a treasure trove of Art Deco architecture.
This sidewalk safari is led by J. Eric Lynxwiler, urban archeologist and celebrated co-author and researcher for the book Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles. If you've never taken a tour with Eric, you're in for a treat - - and if you have, you know that his encyclopedic knowledge of L.A. and its environs is rivaled only by his wit and humor.
The tour begins at the Stiles Clements-designed, black and gold terra cotta bank building at 5209 Wilshire - - come join the ADSLA and explore neighborhood block by block to see what the area was, what it is and what it will be!
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water suggested. 2-hour metered parking available in the area. Please read signs carefully.
ADSLA Members: $10 per person (membership must be current)
Non-members: $15 per person
Tickets on sale now. This is a reservation only event. No walk-ins, please.
Just a reminder that if you are a current ADSLA member you are entitled to a one-time free tour. Number of free tickets is dependent on your membership level. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation -- this is one tour you don't want to miss!
Historic Avalon Casino
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 6:00pm-10pm
Our Avalon Ball committee has been working hard since (well, since the day after the LAST Avalon Ball, to be truthful) to make this already wonderful event even better! We’ve already got the perfect place (and what a place—the Art Deco gem Avalon Ballroom!), we’ve got the orchestra (Dean Mora and the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra–‘nuff said!). Now we’ve added a great new travel package for the 2011 Avalon Ball that can save you big money on your transportation and hotel stay–and make reservations fast and easy! Complete details regarding NEW 2011 "Best Value" Avalon Ball Package can be found on our website.
Special 11:00 Avalon Ball Return Ferry tickets are now available from Catalina Express.
Tickets to the Ball are available now:
ADSLA Member Rate: $38.00 (membership must be current)
Non-Member rate: $48.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Photo by J. Christopher Launi