Art Deco Society of NY Lecture Dec. 6

Dear Wit’s End Member,

The Art Deco Society Of New York
Invites You to

Charles Gesmar

1900 – 1928

a Slide Lecture by Angelo Luerti

DATE: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

LOCATION:  New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West @ 77th Street

COST: $15 ADSNY members, $20 guests  (Wit’s End patrons can attend for the member rate of $15!)

RSVP: Reservations required. 212-679-3326

Payment may be made at the door.

The Art Deco Society of New York proudly invites you to attend a slide lecture by Angelo Luerti, who is flying in from Italy to make this memorable presentation for our membership and guests.  We are also pleased to invite members of the New-York Historical Society 50+ Club and members of the Beaux Arts Alliance to this outstanding program. Mr. Luerti’s new book, Charles Gesmar 1900-1928, is a tribute to one of the greatest designers of costumes, posters, and illustrations during the Golden Age of the Paris Music Hall in the 1920s. Gesmar was best known for his work for the great Parisian star, Mistinguett, but also created costumes and posters for luminaries including Barbette, Maurice Chevalier, Dolly Sisters, Gilda Gray, Earl Leslie, Jane Marnac and Mitty and Tillio. Gesmar, whose Jewish family name was Geismar, was a brilliant talent in his short life and his work was amazingly prolific. He produced over twelve thousand costumes and 110 posters and program covers.

Mr. Luerti is also the author of Not Only Erté: Costume Design for the Paris Music Hall 1918 -1940.

ADSNY is importing both collectible books with cover and case in a beautiful black silk and will be for sale at the wholesale price of $100 each. These books are a must for any Deco aficionado’s library and will make a memorable holiday gift.

Charles Gesmar: 1900 – 1928

Not Only Erté 1918 – 1940

Please note, this event will be one of the first programs being held in the recently renovated New-York Historical Society’s auditorium. Friends of Wit’s End can attend for the ADSNY member rate of $15!

Hope to see you there!

Kathryn Hausman,
The Art Deco Society Of New York

Art Deco Society of NY

385 Fifth Avenue,

Suite 510

New York, NY 10016

(212) 679-DECO