Art Deco Society of California

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  1. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    When I lived in San Francisco from 1985 to 1989, I often attended events sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California -- both social events such as the Gatsby Picnic, a Victory Canteen to celebrate the end of WW II, etc., and educative events. A look at their website shows me the Society is still going strong. Anyone here been involved with it?
     
  2. luvthatlulu

    luvthatlulu Suspended

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    Only casually...thru dealings with them in conjunction with the Chicago Art Deco Society. The ADSoC is one of the most active (and influential) of Deco Societies.
     
  3. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Pleas see these threads!

    And ask me questions - I seem to be the most hardcore ADSC member on the Lounge. I have been heavily involved as a model, dancer, Board Member, event producer, graphic designer, fashion judge, lecturer, writer... since 1985! So you and I probably know each other!

    Our upcoming Art Deco Preservation Ball:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=24573

    The most recent issue of their magazine:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=29632

    The Ahwahnee Heritage Holidays:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=24221

    The Annual Membership Meeting:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=26653

    The Gatsby Summer Afternoon:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=23145
     
  4. Dr Doran

    Dr Doran My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I recently joined. I described the first event I went to in a thread with a title very similar to this one. I liked it.
     
  5. Deco*Boom

    Deco*Boom New in Town

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    Art Deco Society

    Patrick,
    I've been considering joining the Art Deco Society for the past year. I have friends that attend their regular (monthly? bi-monthly?) cocktail mixers in Los Angeles and hear they are a gas. I know they have an annual ball that always shows a great turnout.

    You may have just sparked me to finally join!

    For the rest of the folks perhaps in Los Angeles, here's the link!

    http://adsla.org/


    The LA Conservancy also is a great organization to check out.
     
  6. dahliaoleander

    dahliaoleander One of the Regulars

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    Pardon me,

    But in regards to this

    http://adsla.org/membership.htm

    What are the differences EXACTLY as to the membership? Does anyone know?
     
  7. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    What kind of differences?

    They are both the same kind of organization - founded to promote the awareness of the historical period and to fight the destruction of buildings from the time. The both have monthly small events and less frequent large events. The Art Deco Society of California is a bit older, but the ADSLA has been around quite a while too.
    There is also the international organization that puts on the Art Deco Congress every two years in a different cities around the globe.

    Here's a link to the Art Deco Society of California:
    http://www.artdecosociety.org/index.html

    And on their website they have info about all the other Art Deco Societies in the world.
    The membership prices are pretty comparable, although the ADSC is a tad higher.
    The ADSLA gives you a quarterly newsletter.
    The ADSC gives you a quarterly newsletter and a yearly magazine, the Sophisticate.
    Both organizations are full of fun, like minded people and would love to have you.
    Probably the deciding factor is going to be which one is based closer to you!

    I must admit, the ADSLA website is way prettier. But the ADSC is getting a new web person next week, thank god.

    I am in the throes of laying out the Program for the Art Deco Preservation Ball right now, so back to work!
     
  8. dahliaoleander

    dahliaoleander One of the Regulars

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    The rub here is that I'm a 17 year old girl that really doesn't know a damn thing about art deco, but want's to learn, and is tired of old landmarks being destroyed.:rage: (Pickfair anyone?!:eek: )
     
  9. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wonderful!!!

    I love hearing young folks talk like that!
    You should definitely give the ADSLA a call and see what you can do to help. All these historic preservation organizations rely heavily on the volunteer efforts of their members. As well as putting on some swell parties, you could also help by going to city commission meetings and speaking out, writing letters, helping with fundraising - they need your youthful energy! And you will learn a lot while having a great time. I am what I am today because i got involved with my local Deco Society - no regrets!
    Hope this is helpful!
     
  10. dahliaoleander

    dahliaoleander One of the Regulars

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    Pardon dumb lil' ol' me but eh.....

    What'd I say?.... That you liked and eh... Why?... Did you erm... like it? :eek: (Sounding like Jimmy Stewart with all those pauses and eh's.... lol )

    P.S.: By the avatar you have you don't look/seem as old as you might think. I'd guess.... late 20's early 30's?

    How long have you had it... (I ask this because I've lurked for awhile.)
     
  11. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I cheat!

    That avatar is 15 years old, I'm 48!
    But I have been involved with the ADSC since I was 25!
    I got carded buying champagne the other day, though, it totally made me happy!
     
  12. Dr Doran

    Dr Doran My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You're 48? I was thinking 38.
     
  13. dahliaoleander

    dahliaoleander One of the Regulars

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    Soo... what'd I say that you liked and why?
     
  14. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    "The rub here is that I'm a 17 year old girl that really doesn't know a damn thing about art deco, but want's to learn, and is tired of old landmarks being destroyed. (Pickfair anyone?! )"

    Hardly anyone your age even knows what Pickfair was!!! And you care!!!

    It's great. Without younger generations getting involved, all history would vanish...
     
  15. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ooh, you're smooth...
     
  16. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Am bumping this

    As some of you may have questions about the ADSC as it relates to the Art Deco Preservation Ball thread in Events...

    See out spiffy new website!
    www.artdecosociety.org
     

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