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BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for guests/non-members if purchased before Friday Sept 6. $70 for all at the door. Go to the ADSC website http://www.artdecosociety.org/ and buy with paypal OR download an order form and mail it in.
What to expect at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon:
On the second Sunday in September the Art Deco Society of California hosts its annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the historic Dunsmuir Helman House in Oakland California.
The Gatsby Summer Afternoon lets several hundred aficionados of the 1920s and 30s step back to a time when elegance was a way of life and the Charleston and Fox Trot were all the rage. This is not a spectator event; every guest is part of the scene in their vintage best. From 1-6 p.m. the panoramic Dunsmuir front lawn becomes the stage on which all participants play, picnic, dance, and sip champagne; reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of 1925.
Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra With Carla Normand
Dance to RSJO’S Authentic Jazz Era Arrangements
The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue With
Toast the Crowning of This Year’s Miss Art Deco
Grand Motor Car Exhibit
Enjoy Dozens of Art Deco Era Autos on Display
Wine provided by LeVin Winery—Commemorative Wine Glass $5
Dunsmuir House Tours
Complimentary House Tours 2pm to 3pm
Prizes will be awarded:
Best Auto, Best Costumes for Ladies, Gents and Children, Best Picnics, Petite to Grand, Best Charleston
A Fashion Parade at which you can show off your vintage style in a promenade before our stage!
Either before or after your visit to they Paley Center for Media you need to put this address into your GPS: 516 Walden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210…..now be prepared to be amazed, a real, live, witch house *cues evil witchy laugh and thunder sound effects*
I give you……the Spadena House!
This storybook style house was built in 1921 was originally used as offices and dressing rooms for Irvin Willat’s film studio in Culver City. In 1934 it was moved to its current location and converted to a private home. Unfortunately, it is not open to the public or available for tours, *cues crowd booing*, but it’s really fun to see in person and enjoy all of the detail that is put into this property. Obviously being in Beverly Hills there are strict rules on lawn maintenance but this house has the most amazing landscaping to give the already cool house the perfect accent.
If you ever get a chance to check it out, please share your pictures or tell me what you think!