Los Angeles in June

June is here! I am so sad to miss these upcoming events (Dax and I are in Europe) but if you live in the area, you should try to make it out to one of these!

June 10, 2011 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Celebration for Frank Lloyd Wright
at the Hollyhock House

The Aline Barnsdall Complex
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Please join us for a Birthday Celebration of America’s most celebrated architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Friends of Hollyhock House is embarking on a major fundraiser for the next two to three years to restore and revitalize the landscape in and around Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, commissioned by Aline Barnsdall, to the original specifications of Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright and father of Eric Lloyd Wright.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Friends of Hollyhock House Invite you to a 144th Birthday Celebration for Frank Lloyd Wright at the Hollyhock House. The evening includes tours of the first floor of the Hollyhock House ( photography permitted), swing and sway to the tunes of the Art Deco era featuring Jim Ziegler’s Swingsations and Wendy Rea, raffle, silent auction, food trucks, wine, birthday cake and swag bags. Eric Lloyd Wright will be in attendance and for contributions to the Landscaping Fund of more than $250 you will receive a copy of the book Panorama Wright; for contributions of more than $1000 Mr. Wright will personalize your book.
$65.00 Tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets will be available at the door for $80.00
June 11, 2011 – 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Vintage! An Evening to Benefit the Italian-American Museum

The Italian Hall
424 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An event presented by the Italian-American Museum, Vintage! will feature live music and dancing to the swinging sensations Big Lucky (as seen on HBO’s Entourage), delicious cuisine and classic cocktails by a celebrated chef and mixologist, and a performance by the 1920s revue the Atomic Cherry Bombs. The event will also include a costume contest and fashion show with designs by reVamp Clothing, and a presentation on the museum’s design and historic preservation endeavors.

Proceeds benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and ongoing preservation efforts of the building in which it is located, the historic Italian Hall. Constructed in 1908, the Italian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from the city’s historic little Italy.

1900-1940s attire encouraged.

The Italian-American Museum is pleased to offer Art Deco Society members, supporters and social networking “friends” discounted presale tickets ($55 instead of $65 and $75 at the door) to anyone who mentions the ADSLA.

To purchase tickets, or to register for the costume contest, call (213) 485-8432 or visit www.italianhall.com
Art Deco Walking Tour
of Hollywood Boulevard
Saturday, June 18, 2011 – 9:00 a.m

Beginning in front of the Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce the debut of a brand new walking tour of Hollywood Boulevard, where the film industry took root and flourished, defining glamour, modernity, and fun for not just the country, but the world.

Hollywood Boulevard is a microcosm of one of the great “golden ages” of L.A. architecture—the post–World War I boom that from which Art Deco, that forward–looking, sleek and iconic style, emerged.

On this tour you’ll see famous Hollywood and Art Deco masterpieces (The Egyptian Theatre and the Pantages Theatre) as well as unsung beauties that you might have walked by. You’ll see palaces of commerce along with pocket–sized examples that housed—and continue to house—a local businessman’s dream. You might think you know Hollywood Boulevard, but we bet we’ve got some surprises for you!

The tour will begin in front of the Pantages Theatre and end at Hollywood & Highland. Explore the neighborhood block by block to see what the area was, what it is, and what it will be!

By special arrangement, and in an ADSLA exclusive, we’ll take you inside the glorious Pantages Theatre, the historic Egyptian Theatre and the très glamorous Hollywood History Museum (the former Max Factor beauty palace).

This is one tour that you won’t want to miss! Be the FIRST Decophile in your neighborhood to experience Hollywood Boulevard, ADSLA style.

Open/General Public ticketing begins on Monday, June 6.
Non–Member (Open) Tickets: $15 per person (beginning June 6)