July Events in Los Angeles

Cocktails in Historic PlacesĀ®
Friday, July 8, 2011 – 6pm-8pm
Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto
Los Angeles, CA 91003

Nestled among the seemingly abandoned factory buildings south of the 4th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles, Villains Tavern transports you back to a time when shady drinking establishments, whose mission it was to separate factory workers from their wages, thrived in the neighborhood.

Restaurateur and interior designer Dana Hollister (Bordello, 4100, Brite Spot, Cliff’s Edge) has created a slightly sinister space with a nod to the Steampunk aesthetic. The dark wood interior provides the perfect setting for carefully selected antiques such as the bar top (which was salvaged from a 1880s NYC tavern), antique ironwork, and the repurposed Gothic church window.

The atmospheric 1,600-square-foot open-air patio is illuminated by candles and Edison bulbs and is complete with bar, stage, church pew seating, and shuffleboard. There is a thoughtfully curated bourbon list and hand-crafted libations with intriguing names like Poison Apple, Belladonna, Bluebeard, and Fatal Hour. Edibles include Villains’ interpretation of cozy comfort foods.
Rise of the Latin Lover Lecture
Followed by screening of The Gang’s All Here
Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.

The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

This is a co-presentation with the American Cinematheque.
The Art Deco Society Los Angeles Presents: “Rise of the Latin Lover.” From the mid 1930s through WWII, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs brought images of Latin America to the average American to improve the relationships along our borders. This talk takes an enjoyable look at these images in film, fashion, animation and music, and is led by film and TV professional Veronica Gonzalez-Rubio and advertising professional B. Todi. Followed by…

THE GANG’S ALL HERE, 1943, 20th Century Fox, 103 min. Dir. Busby Berkeley. Alice Faye may get top billing, but this insane Busby Berkeley musical is most famous for the chorines holding up giant bananas while Carmen Miranda sings “Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat.”

Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general public ($11) and students/seniors ($9) and will be available shortly via Fandango, or can be purchased on the day of the event at the door.
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.