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Cocktails in Historic Places® at American Legion Post 43

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles for no-host cocktails at the Art Deco Hollywood American Legion Post 43 with live music and dancing with The Big Band Alumni in the Cabaret Room and enjoy a cocktail at the “Art Deco Bar.”

American Legion Post 43 is truly an Art Deco gem. The 1929 building was built with the proceeds of the successful boxing enterprise that the veteran’s organization ran in Hollywood! Boasting many Art Deco features and decorative flourishes, the building is a treat to see when it is occasionally open to the public. Take advantage of such an occasion! The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles provided a grant to repair some of the gorgeous stained glass lighting fixtures with some of the proceeds from our Casino Moderne event.

The Big Band Alumni, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, features some musicians that are graduates of the greatest big bands of all time like Benny Goodman, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, and many others from the Big Band Era. It was created by musicians who were members of the big bands (largely) of the 1940’s who were responsible for the swing era.

The American Legion was formed by an act of Congress in 1919 following the devastation of WWI. The American Legion’s emergence and rise to prominence was based on a mission to strengthen the nation through programs, services and advocacy that helped millions throughout the organization’s first century. The American Legion has supported each generation (including the millions of veterans living in the Art Deco era), to this day.

Unlike our usual cocktail gatherings, there is an admission fee that goes to the band and please note that the time is 2:00 – 4:00 pm. We will have an RSVP system set up soon, but you will pay at the door. We are taking RSVPs to make certain accommodations if it looks like it will be a large crowd. This will insure adequate bar staff and configuration of the rooms.

We look forward to conversations about historic Los Angeles, Post 43, vintage clothing and cars, home restorations and much more!

This gathering is free, but you are on the hook for food and beverage you wish to consume.

Traditionally, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles members gather once a month in an historic building with a bar, to socialize and revel in the beauty of historic architecture. It is our duty to patronize businesses in historic buildings! We welcome interested persons to join us. This no-host cocktail gathering is open to members and non-members alike, and no reservations are required to attend.

Limited parking in the lot on the property. Drive up the driveway along the south side of the building. Usually there is free parking in the county parking lot between Odin and Milner where the Hollywood Heritage Museum sits. June 9 is the last day of the MGM 100 exhibit, so plan ahead and come early to take in the museum before cocktails. The Museum is open 11am to 3pm.

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American Legion Post 43
2035 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles,90068United States
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