Feb 23, 2017

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The iconic image of Slim Aarons Poolside Gossip photograph comes to life once again with an onstage converation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, followed by the West Coast Theatrical Premier of the film Slim Aarons, The High Life.

Nelda Linsk was a longtime friend of Silm Aarons and owner of the Richard Neutra designed Kaufmann House. Nelda hosted the impromptu party where along with friends, Helen Dzo Dzo (Kaptur) and Lita Baron she would become immortalized in the world recognized photo. Following a memorable event at Modernism Week 2015, Gary Johns will again moderate a discussion, highlighting Neldas longtime friendship with Slim and the day that Poolside Gossip was photographed at the Kaufmann House.

A screening of the newly released film,Slim Aarons, The High Life will follow. Wrap up an afternoon of Slim Aarons with a cocktail reception that follows at a glamorous 1957 post and beam estate, the former home of socialite philanthropist Jeanette Edris Rockefeller, with recently updated interiors by Grace Home Furnishings. Catering by Jakes.


An M2M Original Film, produced in partnership with Getty Images.

Slim Aarons, The High Life is a new documentary about the life and work of famed photographer, Slim Aarons. Aarons, one of fashions most beloved photographers, was known for photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places. He was a personal friend of Nelda Linsk, owner of the Kaufman Desert House, who appeared in the photograph Poolside Glamour.

Address and directions to the reception will be provided to those holding Talk, Film & Cocktail Reception tickets as they check in for the Talk & Film or provided upon its completion. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the reception, located in nearby Old Las Palmas, a short drive from the Palm Springs Art Museum.