11 August 2011

James Dean by Phil Stern, 1955

James Dean by Phil Stern, 1955.

This Friday the Los Angeles Theatre Center will host an exhibit of never before seen images of the JFK inaugural gala as photographed by Phil Stern.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy put Frank Sinatra in charge of setting up the inaugural gala and engage all its celebrity entertainers. Sinatra chartered 2 TWA aircrafts, one from NYC and the other from Hollywood. He packed them with the biggest names of the era: Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Kelly, Tony Curtis, Bette Davis and more.

Hotel De Ville Vintage Eyewear will be there alongside Clever Vintage Clothing to host a vintage fashion show for attendees of the 60's Soiree. To attend this one night only exhibition and wine tasting, click here.