On Saturday, August 30, I'll join Dean Mora and The Queen Mary Orchestra and fellow vocalist Kayre Morrison as we return to The Art Deco Grand Ball, "an exquisite vintage affair to remember with a delectable four-course historic menu," at the Tenth Annual Art Deco Festival 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 the Queen Mary Orchestra, |
with vocalists Damon Kirsche and Kayre Morrison,
at the 9th Annual Art Deco Festival (photo: Paul Liles)
The Art Deco Grand Ball
at the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7PM - 12AM
with Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche
RMS Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, California 90802
“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.
Pack your vintage duds and celebrate the luxury and grandeur immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby at the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival presented by the Queen Mary in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.