EVENT START:

Thu

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Feb 19, 2015

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04:00pm PST

EVENT END:

Thu

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Feb 19, 2015

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07:00pm PST

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After nearly 45 years in the making, Modernism Week presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn back time and experience the trendsetting lifestyle portrayed in Poolside Gossip. This iconic image by the legendary photographer Slim Aarons was taken of Palm Springs residents and tastemakers who have remained friends for decades and are ready to give us all of the dish about that famous day and their fabulous lives in Palm Springs in the 1960s and 70s.

The ladies of Poolside Gossip Nelda Linsk and Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur will be reunited on stage at the Annenberg Theater to reminisce about that January day when these now legendary midcentury photographs were taken. Gary Johns, Modernism Week Board of Directors, will facilitate the lively discussion as our host for the evening. What was the event, who were the other guests, what was it like living in the Richard Neutra-designed Kaufmann House? Hear these stories and many others as the ladies recall, through vintage photographs and personal archives, their favorite dining spots, shopping experiences, and social events of the season in this very personal snapshot into Palm Springs. The Slim Aarons photographs are now recognized worldwide as personifying the Palm Springs lifestyle of the midcentury period and appear au courant even today. Aarons built his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." This is your chance to hear the gossip first hand; are your ears burning?

Limited seating is available. Advance ticket purchase is required. Presentation only tickets do not include the aprs cocktail reception. The venue for the aprs cocktail reception will be revealed at the presentation.

The Presentation Only ticket is 4 PM to 5 PM.
The Presentation and Reception ticket is 4 PM to 7 PM.

A limited number of tickets are available for a special aprs cocktail reception immediately following the presentation at a surprise Palm Springs location. The reception will provide an opportunity to meet the ladies of Poolside Gossip while enjoying specialty cocktails and hors doeuvres in a stunning architectural locale. This is a very special one-night-only event; dont miss it!