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.