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Special Thanks!

The 25th Annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon is produced by:
The Gatsby Summer Afternoon 2009 Committee

Cherie Oliver, Chairman
Laurie Gordon, Founder, Gatsby Summer Afternoon
Sara Klotz de Aguilar, Printed materials
Wally Oliver, Traffic Control
Gregg Greenwood, Vintage Auto Coordinator
Carey Linsley, Volunteer Coordinator
B. Todi, Program Advertising Sales

The Art Deco Society of California
2009 Board of Directors

Serafina Miller, President
Heather Ripley, Vice President
Angela Grimes, Secretary
Brad Bombola, Treasurer
Beverly Shniper, Merchandise Director
Jim Lipman, Publicity Director
Pat Phillips, Design Director
H. Lynn Harrison, Preservation Director
Karen Geer, Website Director
Marc Kagan, Membership Director
Kristi & Angie Major, Program Directors
Springer Teich, Director at Large
Alice Jurow, Office Administrator and Editor, The Sophisticate
Michael Crowe, Founder/ President Emeritus

The DecoBelles for Gatsby 2009
Outgoing Miss Art Deco: Jane Xavier Barnes

Angie Major, Christine Mix, Cindy Lu, Eva Garcia, Heather Arent, Heidi Schave, Jen Rost, Jenna Chalmers, Jenna Hueckstaedt, K.C. Kulwiec, Kali Lambson, Katie Brookes, Kristi Major, Litta Rascal, Miriam Grill, Nicole Tindall, Pamela Rousseau, Sarah Rice, Talia Coombes, and Sam Simmons – Decobeaux

Choreography by Jane Barnes ,
Directed by Laurie Gordon

A DecoBelle Kiss to Our Sponsors!
DecoBelles Lead Sponsorship Neil & Joanna Nevesny with addtional sponsorship by:
Gerald Wagner, Jim Callahan, David Robinson and 42nd Steet Moon Theater

Miss Art Deco Tiara & Bouquet Courtesy of Jim Callahan of Piedmont Piano, San Francisco & Oakland

Special Thanks To:
Resident Artist, Stephan – creator of the John Held Jr. character
cutouts around the dance floor.
Nelson Thorpe – Keeper of the Cutouts – houses, transports and installs our cute Characters
Ed Archer: Ice Cream Truck & Ice Cream
LeVin Vineyards: Wine for Tasting
Mike and Darlene Nickel: our new Grand Picnic Prize, the coveted Gatsby Champagne Bucket!

Dunsmuir Helman Historic Estate
The managers and staff help every year to make the Gatsby a terrific event –
and work all year round to keep Dunsmuir beautiful. Please visit the ADSC
Membership Table and donate to the Dunsmuir!

Decades of Fashion
Cicely Hansen’s little shop on Haight Street is a must-visit for vintage clothing collectors. As one customer said, “Not only can you find the dress of your
dreams here, but you can fully accessorize it as well!” Today’s Costume Closet (for rent and sale) is just a tiny sample of Decades of Fashion.
Visit at 1740 Haight Street (between Cole St & Shrader Sts), San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 668-8202.

ADSC "Pemium” Members
Thank you for your support!
Marc Kagan, Membership Director

Cloverdale Senior Center
Decades of Fashion (Cicely Ann Hansen)
The Mobsters Ball (Johnny Lee) w/ Bob & Terry Creighton
James & Helen Goodwine, Kent & Barbara Grigg, Michael Haimovitz & Paula Forselles, Andrew Herrera II & Jeff Wilmoth, Michael & Darlene Nickel, Otis Paul, Anastasia Pritchard, John Thomas, Gerald Wagner

We Gratefully Acknowledge
Gatsby Collateral Designer
Creating the Gatsby look
Sara Klotz de Aguilar

Carey Linsley, and her family
of volunteers, coordinating
Gatsby volunteers this year

Karen Geer for dragging Gatsby in the 21st century (online at least) via the web site

Our Gatsby 2009 Auto Team:
Gregg Greenwood, Vintage Automobile Coordinator and Prize Donor Kij Greenwood, Sally Norton, Gary Hagen, Jula Belavance, Laura Miller, Robert Cory, Sherrin Grout, Janice Hansen, Don Hansen, Johnny Stokes, Raymond Andre, Gregory Seely, Larry Farrell, Roberto Isola, George Mc Quary, A.J. Hunt, Angelo Roque

Shuttle Drivers: Jim Callahan, Johnny Stokes, Nelson Thorpe.

Our Gatsby 2009 Volunteers:
We couldn’t have events like these without you!
Sally Beck, David Brossard, Khris Brown, KC Calhoun, Marla Caplon, Jorden Carlsen, Raul Castro, Marilyn Chartrand, John Copeland, Barbara Des Marais, B. K. Doyra, Angela Elsey, Roy Engoron, Adele Freedman, Rick Freedman, Karen Garcia, Andre Garcia, Cynthia Glinka, Janeal Granieri, Dennis Harrison, Mary Jenevein, Kathleen Karp , Sacha Lieberman, Carey, Chuck, Dan and Sarah Linsley, Ellia Pochron, Heather Ripley,
Joseph Sabel, Michelle Sabel, Carol Sheerin, Itzak Shniper, Rita Smith, Karen Tierney, Joel Toste, Shakrah Yves, and all those who volunteered after press time!

Special Thanks To:
Aqua Deco Water donated by Arnold Gumowitz, Mr. Toad's Tours
Fan sponsorship from Mr. Rick Fishman
Contest Prizes donated by:
Peter Marcus Photography, Decades of Fashion, LaRosa Vintage, The Mobsters Ball, Le Colonial, Gregg Greenwood
Resident Artist, Stephan – creator of the John Held Jr. character cutouts
around the dance floor.
Nelson Thorpe – Keeper of the Cutouts – houses, transports and installs our
cute Characters
Jason Lyon - Decades of Fashion Stylist for the Clothing Closet
Alan Lam, Sound Technician

ADSC Lifetime Members
Edward and Victoria Carmona, Alta Davis, Gayle Delaney, B.K. Doyra, Francis Farina, Rick Fishman and Laurie Gordon, Beverly Foster, Jennifer Glass, John Hinds, Ken Hoard, Mary Jenevein, John Kerns, Derek Kerr, George Middlemass, Gerald Wagner

ADSC Premium Donors
August 2008 - July 2009

Jim Callahan, Karen Caraway, Bob & Terry Creighton, DNC / Yosemite, Peggy Dozier, Francis Farina, Charles Gibson, Michael Haimovitz, Fergus & Graciela Hernandez, Donald & Stephanie High, Jill Hupp, Neil & Joanna Nevesny, Mike Nickel, Cherie & Wally
Oliver, Jim Ratliff & Eren Berkenkotter, Sanford Redisch, SF Foundation / Scott Morse, Heidi Schave, SF Mobsters / Johnny
Lee, Jennifer Solomon, Leah Vass, Gerald Wagner

2009 Gatsby Summer Afternoon Recap

Lovely Reviews

Our little event recieved some grand praise from Nested. The author, Mena, chronicled her ambitious (and very succesful) preparation for her first Gatsby Summer Afternoon on her blog. Some great photos as well. Happy Birthday Mena, you embody the Gatsby spirit and we hope to see you next year!

Another terrific write up in the Examiner:

Awards and such

Dance Contest Winners for a couples pass to enter the North American 20s Charleston Championships at the San Francisco Balboa Swing Festival 2009 are Alisa and Rich.

Carol & George with 1934 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Coupe

Raffle Winner for The Bellevue Club hotel stay and dinner for two is Mrs. Kelsey, a first-time Gatsby Picnic attendee! Mrs. Kelsey and Mr. Washburn with the1930 Pierce-Arrow Roadster (owner Teebay)

Raffle Winner for a full weekend pass to the San Francisco Balboa Swing Festival is first-time Gatsby Picnic attendee Luis Amaral. Tracy & Bruce, Sally & Luis


Gatsby Summer Afternoon Images

Shutterbugs Share Their Gatsby Photos!

http://www.digiproofs.com/marcusphoto/ Password:Gatsby Picnic 2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwilliamsartist/sets/72157622403609502/ (from first timer and artist Jeff Williams)

Images from How to Gatsby here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SlCrUH8-E (DecoBelles Performance)
http://www.youtube.com... (Charleston Contest)
http://www.youtube.com/... (General)
http://www.youtube.com/... (DecoBelles special Charleston)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zKuEw2ZkE (2009 DecoBelles Performance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRCo8ps6Xvc (Miss Art Deco)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFEX6b6T9Ck (Three Tunes)

If you have images or video online to share let us know!

The following images belong to the amazing Michele Smith:

High Kicks at Gatsby

ice bucket boy at Gatsby

Dancing at Gatsby

shhh Honey!

parasol girls at Gatsby

Miss Art Deco 2009

Serafina, Cherie, Laurie at Gatsby 2009

25 year couple at Gatsby 2009

red wagon boy at Gatsby summer afternoon 2009

concourse d'elegance Gatsby 2009

Lady enjoying Gatsby 2009

Gentlemen in sepia at Gatsby 2009

College Daze at Gatsby Summer Afternoon 2009

Girling Playing Croquet at Gatsby 2009

living room picnic at Gatsby 2009

Best Dresses Gatsby 2009

Best Dresses Man Gatsby 2009

Lost & Found!

Lost: The digital camera was found! But we have a couple more lost items: 2 wooden folding chairs - they have names (either Haimovitz or Forselles) on the bottom of seat, a bunch of keys, with a car clicker,and an heirloom brooch. Contact the webmaster Found: one black fleece zip up vest and one wooden folding chair (no, not one of the lost ones from above) Contact the webmaster to claim.







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