In 1960, John F. Kennedy put Frank Sinatra in charge of setting up the inaugural gala and engage all its celebrity entertainers. Sinatra chartered 2 TWA aircrafts, one from NYC and the other from Hollywood. He packed them with the biggest names of the era: Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Kelly, Tony Curtis, Bette Davis.. all photographed by Phil Stern.
Unveil with us in never seen before intimate images from 50 years ago by the one who has helped many of us fall in love with James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, and many others! These photography archives from the 1961 JFK inaugural gala are all signed by Phil Stern and will be available for purchase. Preview here
Enjoy a 60's vintage fashion show produced by Dave Temple with Clever Vintage Clothing who has been providing authentic outfits for the Mad Men TV Show. All these original pieces will be also available for sale.
During this exquisite evening, you will taste US wines handpicked from boutique wineries by Buzz Wine Beer Shop and Italian wines imported by D'Aquino. Savor light appetizers as well as artisan cheeses from Nicole's Gourmet Food. Tantalize your senses with Grand Cru chocolate truffles by Yvan Valentin. Let yourself be guided by our passionate wine & gourmet food experts while you listen to live jazz music.
Simply.. Be Ready for the Unexpected.
$64 per person
MEETUP special $57 (enter discount code: meetupspecial)
- Phil Stern photograph exhibit
- tasting of boutique wines from the US and Italy
- signature wine tasting glass (yours to keep)
- light appetizers & artisan cheeses by Gourmet Imports
- grand cru chocolate truffles by Yvan Valentin
- education by passionate wine & food experts
- mingling with other wine & food aficionados
- live jazz music
- $35 value ticket to a play at the Los Angeles Theater Center
(to choose from new season program, to be posted soon on thelatc.org - date restrictions apply)
60's style clothing or accessories is encouraged but not mandatory.
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. RSVP YES ON MEETUP
2. GET YOUR TICKET(S): CLICK HERE
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