The Art Deco Society’s Avalon Ball 2010

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles held their annual Avalon Ball over the weekend. Saturday evening, Catalina island was transformed into a time machine where flappers and swells, guys and dolls, vamps, and sheiks put on the ritz and converged upon Avalon’s famous casino ballroom for an evening of old-fashioned fun.  The ballroom once played host to such big band legends as Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, and on Saturday evening  it was LA’s Cicada Club that took up temporary residence within those hallowed. The club’s proprietor Maxwell DeMille emceed and the excellent Dean Moira and his band provided the swirling soundtrack to a very special evening of foxtrots, waltzes,  tangos, lindy hops and Charleston kicks.

It was a night of class, elegance and the sort of gracious gentility that simply no longer exists.  This was my first year attending the event, it will not be the last, and I would like to thank the Art Deco Society for providing us with the chance to live out our fairytale dreams—even if only for one night.

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

2 thoughts on “The Art Deco Society’s Avalon Ball 2010

  1. Love it!! What a fantastic looking getaway weekend?! I’d love to see more photos! PS – everyone of reminds me of the night-time tour visitors/guests at the Hearst Castle (attending their Arthur Murray recital :).

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