Mon 10 Jan, 2011
Tags: 1920s, casino, Charlie Chaplin, gambling, Los Angeles Art Deco Society, Los Angeles Athletic Club, prohibition, Rudolph Valentino
Are you feeling lucky? If you are, I have the perfect event to suggest to you, CASINO MODERNE!
By the light of day, you may be a businessmen, banker, housewife, shop girl or Sunday school teacher, but this is 1920 and the dawn of Prohibition, where by night you are limited only by your imagination.
Inspired by the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles brings a 1920s casino to life on Saturday, February 5, 2011. For one magic night, immerse yourself in living history of the most scandalous kind as you wander, cocktail in hand, through the oldest private club in Los Angeles or settle in at a gaming table that will be legal in the year 2011.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club was founded in 1880, but old Hollywood made it glitter. Add to the gleam as the evening begins at 7 p.m. until it ends at 11:00 p.m. (unless, of course, the cops raid it first!) Purchase a Prohibition-era cocktail, as you enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and games of chance.
Members $50 (ADSLA and LAAC)–Please note that membership will be verified at Will-Call. If no proof of membership is produced at this time, attendees will be responsible for paying the difference between Member and Non-member rates.
Advance tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.
Tickets at the door will go up by $10/each.
Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Parking $4.50. Parking structure is adjacent to the Club. Entrance is just past LAAC’s awning on the right.
Spend the night in Charlie Chaplin or Rudy Valentino’s rooms!
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has generously offered Casino Night attendees a discounted room in their historic hotel for $134.00. Rate includes American Buffet Breakfast in the third floor Grill Room, in-room WiFi, use of the Athletic Facility and discount overnight parking of $12.00/car. Not included is the city occupancy tax, currently 14%. Call 1-800-421-8777 to book your room.