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April 3, 2017

Out With the Stars! Hollywood Nightlife in the Golden Era
An Illustrated Lecture by Jim Heimann

Travel back in time to that glittering, lost world of Los Angeles during the heyday of the motion picture studio system, a time when Hollywood captured the popular imagination with a carefully invented ideal of glamour and performative leisure. Visit those legendary night clubs, restaurants, bars and ballrooms—among them, the Brown Derby, Cocoanut Grove and Trocadero—frequented by Hollywood royalty and their ardent fans . Join the excited throng for a star-studded premiere at one of the storied movie palaces. Admire the palatial homes of the Hollywood elite. And discover “other” lesser- known Los Angeles night life , from the Central Avenue jazz scene to the ethnic and underworld clubs that so enlivened and enriched the city.

Historian and Taschen Executive Editor Jim Heimann draws deep from his unrivaled personal collection of photographs, postcards, menus and an astonishing variety of unclassifiable ephemera and memorabilia to present an illustrated lecture and vivid archaeology evoking the sights, sounds and experience of a night in Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age. – Haden Guest


$12 Special Event Tickets
Jim Heimann in Person

Monday April 3 at 7pm

 

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