About the photo; A dinner party held by Joseph Schenck to welcome Rudolph Valentino into United Artists. Clockwise from left: William S. Hart, Norma Talmadge, Hiram Abrams, Douglas Fairbanks, Peg Talmadge, Allan Forrest, James Hood MacFarland, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Chaplin, Charlotte Pickford, Joseph Schenck, Natacha Rambova, Sydney Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Constance Talmadge, John Considine, Lottie Pickford, and Arthur Kelly. (via http://discoveringchaplin.blogspot.com/2012/08/hollywood-dinner-party-c-1925.html)
On February 5, 1928, a Diamond Jubilee Ball was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the naming of the city of Minneapolis in 1853. Mary Ellen Selden was crowned the winter princess, and Mayor George E. Leach lit the first candle on the enormous birthday cake. An elegant crowd celebrated with dancing.
The Minnesota Territorial Legislature recognized Minneapolis as a town in 1856 and it was incorporated as a city in 1867. Happy birthday, Minneapolis!
Why Era-Themed Parties Can Be Awkward for People of Color
Even with the best of intentions, era-themed parties patronized predominately by white people can be awkward and exclusive for guest of color. This is especially true if the chosen era takes place during a time of blatant racial oppression.
Since Gatsby/ 1920s is still a popular party theme, I decided to do a more authentic tutorial for those of you who want to know the actual trends of the 20s rather than how to do another black smoky eye. Use the tips and change the details for your perfect look!
“The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason 420 alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in marijuana themed clothing whether baked or sober. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your hangouts and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me. JAM, New Ba'ath party, 1920 rev BGE, ACM, AAF, AQAP, AQIM and AQIZ have nothing on me. Do not deploy bongs or joints. SA-7 Manpads will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50’s so your hotboxes are defunct and futile.
Welcome to Prohibition: Tales of The Jazz Age, the cat’s meow of Dublin, and one of the biggest 1920s parties in Europe.
Our hopping joint is full of fast-talking fellas and fantastic flappers experiencing Prohibition from around the world. We’ll have Berlin-style cabaret, Parisian-style showgirls and The Film Fatale Follies, the sweetest dancing dames since the days of Gatsby and 1920s glamour.
Set your feet afire in the grand hall to live ragtime music and old-meets-new twenties fusion. Dance-your-spats off and shake your tassles to our electro-swing and vintage DJs. Quench your thirst at our juice joints, serving up Prohibition-era punch cocktails. While down in the cellar, you’ll find gangsters betting their last dime at our gambling tables.