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Art Deco Society of California presents – Gatsby Summer Afternoon

 

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
The DecoBelles

Toast the Crowning of This Year’s Miss Art Deco

Grand Motor Car Exhibit
Enjoy Dozens of Art Deco Era Autos on Display

Wine Tasting
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!


What a crackup!!!!! Just Imagine (1930)

This movie was extremely cheesy but simply hilarious how they viewed what the future would be….in the 1980’s that is!!

Check out this clip if you want a good laugh for all you 80’s babies…man if they only knew!!

Pre-Code humor: “She’s not the Queen, HE is!” Joyzelle in her mica costume.


Ding-Ding! Movie review time- Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

This cleaver movie was quickly on its way on being on my top ten list until the ending!  I won’t kill the movie for you, it is still a must see, but there are always movies that end in a way where your jaw tends to lower and possibly some drool leaking out because you can’t believe that’s how they ended it.

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss’ marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a newly found  wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan and even contemplates having an affair with a man she meets during an all expense paid  trip to Paris.


Heritage Square presents: Silent and Classic Movie Nights series

Sponsored by Vidéothèque, admission to the Silent and Classic Movie Nights is free for Museum Members and a $10 donation for the General Public. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for picnics with the show starting each Saturday after 8:00 p.m. These special screenings will take place on the lawn near the Palms Depot. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on, a small picnic to eat before the movies begin, and warm clothing. Beverages and snacks will be available with suggested donation. For more information about the program and featured movies, call the museum offices from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (323) 225-2700.


Old Pasadena Film Festival July 5-27, 2013!!!!

This sounds absolutely wonderful!! What a great selection of movies to watch in wonderful Old Pasadena.  I am a huge fan of Pasadena and their events.  I have NEVER been disappointed!!  Come one, come all!!

Old Pasadena Film Festival 2013

The   Old Pasadena Film Festival, a four-week, free movie series, returns  July 5 –  27. This mostly outdoor film festival  celebrates motion  picture in all of its forms, showcasing a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles  and genres.  With twenty screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the  largest open-air film festival in California.  The Old Pasadena Film Festival gives attendees the unique experience of  enjoying four weeks of award-winning cinema in unique outdoor spaces.

All Old Pasadena Film Festival screenings are free and open to the public. Arrive early for best seating at One Colorado Courtyard and Distant Lands, where chairs are provided. Bring your own chairs and blanket to Central Park screenings.

For a full schedule of what films are playing what days, directions, and any additional information, please click below:

http://www.oldpasadena.org/filmfestival/


Calling all salsa fans in Oxnard!!

No, not the dancing, I’m talking bring your favorite chip’s kind of salsa!!

The Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates its 20th year anniversary in 2013!  One of Oxnard’s signature events, the Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates salsa food, music and dance on July 27-28, 2013 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets, in historic downtown Oxnard.

Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and fiery, top entertainment, attracting an estimated 45,000 salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration.

The festival shows off everything salsa – the food, the music, the dance – is on the menu!  Event highlights include Main Stage entertainment with Salsa and Latin Jazz bands; the Salsa Tasting Tent, featuring over 75 different salsas; an eclectic vendor marketplace; international foods; Kids Korner attractions; chef demonstrations; a salsa recipe contest and more. Event admission and parking are FREE!

OSF_KidsArt1For more information, check out their great website!


Watch original 8mm films at the Egyptian Theatre

The Retro Format Films on 8mm series at the American Cinematheque’s Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian will present an evening of rarely seen films starring the legendary Tom Mix and his horse Tony on June 8. Among the shorts screening are 1915’s “An Arizona Wooing” and 1916’s “Roping a Bride,” as well as the 1922 feature, “Just Tony.” Photo from “Just Tony” is from the L.A. Times’ files. Cliff Retallick will supply the live piano accompaniment.

The Retro Format Films on 8mm series at the American Cinematheque's Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian will present an evening of rarely seen films starring the legendary Tom Mix and his horse Tony on June 8. Among the shorts screening are 1915's "An Arizona Wooing" and 1916's "Roping a Bride," as well as the 1922 feature, "Just Tony." Photo from "Just Tony" is from the L.A. Times' files. Cliff Retallick will supply the live piano accompaniment.  For more information go to http://www.americancinematheque.com

For more info check out the website! http://www.americancinematheque.com/

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events


What is this Film Noir you ask? I had the same question!

As a fan of early cinema from early “talkies” to mid to late 30’s, I was unaware of Film Noir.  By definition it means: shadowy, pessimistic movie: a cinematic genre popular in the 1940s and 1950s, often filmed in urban settings with extensive use of shadows, cynical in outlook, and featuring antiheroes. Between the Great Depression and the start of the Cold War, Hollywood went noir, reflecting the worldly, weary, wised-up under current of midcentury America.

That sounds interesting to me!! This is also when I learned about Edward G. Robinson.  He is an AMAZING and unique actor and a great “go to” for finding a good film noir movie.

I knew about EGR long before I became a fan of B/W films, I knew him from Bugs Bunny mimicking him and his very unique style of speaking!

Here are my suggestions for EGR beginners!

Here is a great EGR movie with Orson Wells and Loretta Young!! The Stranger

I have seen every movie I suggest so feel free to ask questions or give me suggestions of your own.  These are great movies and I promise if you were not a fan of EGR before or Film Noir, you will be now!!  Have fun vintage movie lovers!!!


Things to do on Father’s Day!

June is coming up quick and with it we need a plan.  What to do in June? Well there is the Huck Finn’s Jubilee on June 14-16. This does fall on Fathers Day weekend but you can celebrate the 1880s with banjo picking, raft making, frog jumping, and more with dad!  There is also live bluegrass music played on this 150 acre venue at the Guasti Regional Park.  There is  a water park and there will be an art festival there too!  Much to do with Dad at this event so come check it out!  http://www.huckfinn.com/

There is a charge for this event so please check out the website for full details


So much to do in May!! Arts & Music Festival 2013 @ CSUSB

CSUSB Arts & Music Festival 2013 Logo

Cal. State San Bernardino (CSUSB) will be hosting its inaugural Arts and Music Festival on Friday May 17, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. Admission is 100% free.

Attendees can expect to experience a day of fun, including:

  • 3rd Annual CSUSB Jazz Fest, featuring our own CSUSB Jazz Ensemble, along with Poncho Sanchez, the Latin Society, Mongorama, free workshops and more
  • Art Walk, featuring top local and regional artists (see attached Call for Entries and note upcoming deadline of April 19)
  • Art Demos, including glass blowing, ceramic wheel throwing, blacksmithing/forging and open studios
  • Arts Connection will host an information lounge and reception in conjunction with RAFFMA
  • Bohemian Fest, featuring henna artists, a drum circle, vintage clothing vendors, nail art and screen-printing
  • Children’s Art Activities hosted by RAFFMA
  • Food Trucks with tasty delights to enjoy while you experience the Arts & Music Festival
  • Pfau Library Chalk Walk and Book Sale, pick up some books and view/create sidewalk chalk art
  • RAFFMA presents Chicano Muralists in Southern California, 1968-1985. Also on display A walk through Temeeku: A look into the past and present of the Luise?o people. Docent-led tours of the Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibition.
  • Underground Music Society presents “Best of Bands,” featuring the best Ska, Reggae, Rock Alternative and Indie bands of the Inland Empire

Vintage Ads

It never ceases to amaze me the crazy things I find in vintage ads.  I love old ads because it tells you the mind state of our society at the time.  Including what was considered  acceptable and what we did not.  I do know that many vintage ads could be found offensive to some and before I post anything I just want everyone to know, I do not mean to offend anyone, just share the craziness of our past!

Yes, these are all real and I was shocked too!


The Ultimate Classic Hollywood Experience

The Ultimate Classic Hollywood Experience

April 25–28, 2013  Things to do in Hollywood this weekend!

For years and years I have wanted to go but unfortunately the cost of this event has not allowed me to do so.  The cheapest total event pass starts at $249 per person.  I have thought of just hanging out in the area just to people watch as that can be just as fun sometimes.  The Turner Classic Movie channel has an annual event where they show classic films on the big screen and have lots of actors and actresses old and new come in and do commentary.

You can buy individual event passes for $20 for general audiences, $10 with valid student I.D. for most events. Individual tickets are $30 for general audiences, $15 with valid student I.D

Please note: Individual tickets will NOT be sold for the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala screening of FUNNY GIRL (1968) or Club TCM events – including panels – as these are exclusive events for pass holders (depending on pass level).

Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not admitted to any Festival events.

Please click this link to see the film festival schedule: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/schedule-thursday.php  For movie nerds like us, this event is a guaranteed good time.  If you go, please share your experience here!!