This night I went to see Ken Burns and Lynn Novick introduce their new documentary for PBS about the Prohibition area at The Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
They asked everyone in the invitation flyer to dress in your best outfit from the 1920's and there was music of the era playing at the theater lobby. The tickets were only $4.00 if you purchased them the first week online and $5.00 afterwards with free parking!
I could not find a flapper like dress that would go over my breast area so this was my take on the 1920's fashion....
A silk blouse that appear to be made with love by some one and doesn't have any tag or name.
A Jones New York, made in The USA skirt.
Both thrifted around 3 weeks ago at the Ft. Lauderdale Salvation Army.
Stockings and Predictions booties were also thrifted 3 weeks ago.
The boots are one size large but they are very comfortable and were so
cheap that I couldn't let them go.
All necklaces are from the early 2000's from local stores.
This pin was a gift to myself in 2004.
I have only wore it 3 times and I think it never been photograph.
So it was deserving of it's own photo.
The fan was another thrift find at the same store the same day. I spend less than $20.00 in the entire outfit (skirt, blouse, stockings, boots and fan).
This is my Clinique make up bag; used as my clutch. I got this bag at another thrift store a couple of months ago because I loved the green flowers and fruits on it.
This poster was by the lobby entrance.
The Parker Playhouse; the documentary screening supposed to be at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts the small theater were I saw The Girl Choir of South Florida but it was change to The Parker because it fits more people.
This is one of the antique cars that were part of the 1920's theme. The car's owner took my picture after I asked him if I can take photos of his car and post them in my blog.
Here is Mr. Michael in all his glory! He was a sweetheart and very much an expert on the Model T Fords and the era.
This was the other car that was on display some people were getting inside and taking pictures without asking the owner. A bit rude!
Sorry this photo is a bit crooked; I was trying to take photos, talk to people and call my friend to see if she was showing up or not.
The mix of the turquoise and the antique look of the chandeliers is quite charming in real life.
This light fixtur remind me of The Aliens movies when Ripley finds all the alien's eggs!!!
This photo was taken by one of the lovely older ladies that worked at The Parker.
We talked about the Love, Janis musical. A show based on Janis letters to her sister that also included all of Janis most known songs that I saw here a few years back.
The theater ceilings and wallpaper.
Some of the audience members; many of whom were dressed in gorgeous flapper dresses and fantastic suits, newsboys caps and hats.
This window to no-where and lights were by my right side. I was sitting in the 3rd row by the right side of the stage.
A closer look at that lovely gold tone wallpaper.
I was so closed to Mr. Burns but for some reason most of my photos of his introduction speech were blurry...ARHHH.
He was so eloquent and I've always had such a nerdy crush on him that I was smiling from ear to ear while he was speaking!
Again, so sorry a bit blurry. This is Ms. Novick; she was so cool and knowledgeable and made such direct points on why they choose this era for a documentary and how the 1920's prohibition politics are so closely related to some of political nastiness that we are experiencing today.
Some parts of the documentary; where it was explained why for the first time men and women were drinking together.
After about an hour of some of part one, two and three the audience was able to line up on both sides of the stage and take turn asking questions.
Both Ms. Novick and Mr. Burns gave extensive and at times funny answers to all questions. Unfortunately some of the questions were not really questions but statements and had to be re-phrased.
I enjoyed the evening and my nerdy heart was delighted!
Have a great week,