Please join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles for a glorious night of dancing featuring live music from the 1920s and 1930s featuring Dean Mora and the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Enjoy dancing at the historic Art Deco Avalon Casino Ballroom on beautiful Catalina Island -- the same ballroom that played host to Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and many of the greats from the Big Band era. Dance the Lindy Hop, Balboa, the Charleston, Tango, Foxtrot, the Waltz and much, much, more! The ball itself was on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 6pm-10:00pm. We went over early to enjoy the island, the friends, and an occasional drink!
Tickets are available for $38 for ADSLA members and $48 for non-members.
Did you know? - Catalina is the 3rd largest of the eight Channel Islands!
Pirate Party Circa 1938
A musical and comedy revue staged as a pirate party on Catalina Island. The short is highlighted by several cameo appearances from Cary Grant, Mickey Rooney, Marion Davies and others. Music provided by Charles Rogers and his California Cavaliers as well as Sterling Young and his Orchestra.
Who's All Going???
Paul & Sue
Donna & Bob Zaitz
James & Linda Cathey
Irene & Herb Silverstein
Neal & Nita Woolston
Ed & Cathy Roberts
We were joined by others...
We met Greg & Barbara Gerovac as well as Ed & Kathryn Roberts (who are also stayed at the same hotel, the Villa Portofino Inn!)
Note: Vicky & Del plus Craig & MaryAnn came over for the day and the dance on Saturday!
We were armed with information!!
In case we wanted to swim over??
The internet tells all!
There are several of us that went over on Friday to stay the weekend. We all met at 1:00 PM at the Catalina Express terminal in Long Beach at 20 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA. The fare is $90/person round trip which is made up of $60 for the round trip and $30 for the Commodore Lounge special seating!
The Trip Over - Cavorting began instantly!
Sitting On The Roof - Watching the world go by!
Dinner At The Catalina Visitors Country Club - Life doesn't get better than this!
Saturday morning was also laid back with the golfers going to the course for the 11:24 and 11:37 T-times while the other played miniature golf, went shopping or went to the silent movies. In the afternoon we had a drink, met the Saturday only people, and got ready for the dance.
Time For Golf! - Eight of us played almost 15 holes!
Time For Silence - Some went to the silent movie festival
Pre-Dance Activities We gathered and then moved towards the Portofino Restoranti.
Tables Saved Let's Dance - Thanks Vicky for dinner
Words Keep Old People Busy! - What we did with the `RESERVED` sign
The View From The Balcony - It was a wonderful evening
A Little Nightcap - After the dance we did not stop!
Boo Hoo! We had to head back to civilization and reality. We departed at 11:30 and arrived back just in time for lunch!