Aug 23, 2015

Sep. 5: The 11th Annual Art Deco Festival - RMS Queen Mary

Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche at the 10th Annual Art Deco Ball (Photo: Chris Launi).
Click here to view photos from the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival
On Saturday, September 5, I'll join the Dean Mora Orchestra and special guest vocalist Mary Stanford at the 11th Annual Art Deco Grand Ball, “an exquisite vintage affair to remember with a delectable four-course historic menu,” aboard the legendary Queen Mary. In addition to tours, lectures, cocktails and dances, the Festival also makes an important contribution to ongoing efforts to preserve the original Art Deco design elements aboard the ship. Proceeds from the Grand Art Deco Ball will go to updating the Queen Mary Story Tour with new exhibits from the historic archives. Presented in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
Dean Mora and his Orchestra
with vocalists Damon Kirsche and Mary Stanford
at the 11th Annual Art Deco Festival
Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7PM - 12AM
RMS Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway
Long Beach, California 90802

Damon Kirsche and Mary Stanford
“Cruise” back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs in history. Drink, dine, dance and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the World.

The Queen Mary boasts some of the grandest and intricate interior designs ever accomplished on an ocean liner. Influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s, her strong curves and geometric forms represent elegance, glamour, function and modernity. Art plays a prominent role in the décor of the ship. Further enhanced by the use of over 50 different types of woods from all over the world, The Queen Mary earned her nickname, the "Ship of Woods." With elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and wood carvings found throughout the ship, it’s no wonder she is widely considered one of the best examples and landmarks of Art Deco style in the world.

To buy single tickets or find more information on the entire festival, visit the Queen