Polo Lounge Breakfast/Richard Avendon Photography

   Richard Avedon was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. He expanded the genre of photography with his surreal and provocative fashion photography as well as portraits that bared the souls of some of the most important and opaque figures in the world. Avedon was such a predominant cultural force that he inspired the classic 1957 film "Funny Face" starring Fred Astaire. Avedon was known for his fashion forward photography in "Harper's Bazaar" and "Vogue". He also covered the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and other political world events. In the later part of his career, he was a staff photographer for "The New Yorker". 

   The Gargosian Gallery in Beverly Hills (456 N. Camden Drive) is showing a retrospective of Avedon's work. Over 100 images are in the show and admission is FREE. What would a day in Beverly Hills be without a visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge? The Polo Lounge serves breakfast until 11 am. We will arrive around 10:00 AM. Breakfast choices are in the $20 - $25 range. If you have never been to the Polo Lounge, the food, atmosphere, and customer service are outstanding.

  We will be setting up carpools. We will leave the OC about 8:00 AM and return home before dark. And, who is the man in the picture below? "Marlon Brando Shaving". Wasn't he GORGEOUS????? 

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  • Rita

    Beautiful pics, Rie! Thank you!

    1 · December 24, 2013

    • Rie

      Thank You, Rita! I'm still in the middle of posting pics, tell you the truth... ^.*

      December 24, 2013

  • Judy2c

    I enjoyed the combination of visiting the Beverly Hills Hotel and viewing the Richard Avedon exhibit (and on the last day of the exhibit!). Well planned, Jonna. Thank you.

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An amazing day! Both the Polo Lounge and the gallery event were outstanding!

    December 23, 2013

  • Jonna R.

    Thank you to all who attended this fun event! And to all who submitted so many photos! Such a great group!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Timmie L

    What a great day at the Polo Lounge and Richard Avendon Photography! Great group of people, and good food! Happy Holidays Everyone@

    December 22, 2013

  • Rita

    Reading about the history of the Polo Lounge, it played an important part in the Watergate scandal. Never knew that. Lovely, enjoyable day. Thank you, Jonna!

    December 21, 2013

  • Chris F.

    What a special day. Wonderful breakfast at the Polo Lounge with such a great group of people, and then Richard Avendon! A great Christmas treat. Thanks Jonna, this was exceptional!

    December 21, 2013

  • Leigh M

    Fabulous day! Thanks, Jonna!

    December 21, 2013

  • Rodney G

    Great breakfast at Polo Lounge and tour of the gardens. The photography exhibition was fantastic. Very enjoyable day and beautiful weather. Fun!

    December 21, 2013

  • Jonna R.

    I called and personally spoke to the valet department. The rate is $8 with validation. Self parking is $3.

    December 20, 2013

  • Teri

    Parking - I am told (by someone who lives nearby) that parking on the residential streets near the hotel is pretty easy and free. The lots are about a mile from hotel and 3 hour limit and $. I can get specifics on where to park on street if wanted.

    December 20, 2013

    • Rita

      The restaurant validates some part of the parking, so it is going to cost us a couple of dollars each to park in the self park at the hotel. Not everyone in the car might be willing or able to walk either, and I remember the street parking still being a bit of a hike. But, we can assess the situation when we get there.

      December 20, 2013

    • Jonna R.

      Every time I have been to the hotel (and this certainly may have changed), I have used valet parking and we all felt the price was within reason. I will give the hotel a call right now.

      December 20, 2013

  • leslie

    Never mind prior post. I realized why I didn't RSVP. Prior commitment late afternoon. Should be a fun day. Happy Holidays to all.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Rita

      Happy Holidays, Leslie! I'll see you next week!

      December 20, 2013

  • leslie

    Somehow I missed this. If there is any way to sneak in at this late point let me know. Thanks Leslie

    December 19, 2013

  • Jonna R.

    I will set up carpools approximately 1 week before the event. I cannot guarantee a ride, but it has always worked out before.

    1 · December 6, 2013

  • Teri

    Hello, I do need a ride from Laguna Beach to attend for 1 (not 2)

    December 6, 2013

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