and Richard Fishman are the creators and producers
of all the events for the popular Mr. Ricks Martini
Club, which presents 1930s-1940s Swing Dance
Supper Club events several times a year. The club was founded in 1990
and currently has over 600 members.
Since 1984 Laurie Gordon
has created a series of popular annual events including: The
Art Deco Preservation Ball, The Gatsby Summer Afternoon
and dozens of period theme events for both The Art Deco Society of
California and for corporate and fund raising clients.
The most comprehensive was the 50th Anniversary of the Worlds
Fair on Treasure Island, which spanned 3 days and included
a Gala Ball, Museum Show, Ferry
Boat Rides, Vintage Car Parade, Fashion
Shows and Memorabilia exhibit, plus non-stop
movies, dancing, music, tours and entertainment for 4000 participants.
Laurie is the director of the Decobelles, a dance performance troupe specializing in dances of of the 1920s-1950s. http://www.martinimusic.com/decobelles.htm She is also a photographer specializing
in Theme Party Photography, in which instant photos
are generated using teams of photographers, stylists, and abundant choices
of costumes and props. The paparazzi greeting is a favorite theme. She
is also the creator and manager of The Deco
Belles, a performing troupe that does a variety of 1920s-1940s
dance routines as well as acting as hostesses, greeters and characters
at events, especially the annual Oscar Night Gala Aids Benefit
Mr. Rick Fishman
is the leader of The Martini Brothers Band, playing guitar
and bringing a smooth and swinging sound from the 1940s to life.
He has recorded a C.D. and has current bookings at corporate parties,
club dates and the S.F. Symphony summer series. He also books a variety
of talent for events and has extensive background in decor and interior
design. He maintains a tremendous library of books and magazines dedicated
to the period of the 1920s-1950s and is a resource and authority
on the fashion,music, entertainment, art and culture of that era. Rick is the owner of Art Deco Collection.com, a furniture and accessory store specializing in antiques from the 1920s and 30s.
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