Last night my boyfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary at what we think is the swankiest dance & dinner club in Los Angeles, Maxwell DeMille’s Cicada Club.
When you enter you feel that you are stepping back in time and you are … the Cicada Club was a high-end men’s clothing store/haberdashery back in 1928. It is situated in the famed Art Deco Oviatt building in downtown Los Angeles.
They offer fine dining and talented dance orchestras that bring you back to the the golden days of Hollywood. Last night, one of our favorite bands was playing, Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. They perform lovely, naughty and obscure music from the 1910′s, 1920′s and 1930′s. They play Old Time Jazz, Blues, Ragtime and Novelty songs. Janet is always adorable and a hit on the ukelele!
The Cicada Club is often featured in movies (“Pretty Woman“, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith“, “J. Edgar” & “The Artist“) and television (“Madmen“) and print (Vogue). It is such a rare gem to have such a gorgeous glamorous place in our fine city. If you are in the LA area you should stop by … but don’t forget to overdress!
Janet Klein with a fan in similar chevron dresses.
The details are amazing.
Look what we found! Rusty Frank, swing teacher and tap dancer, wearing Classic Hardware
at the Cicada Club with the likes of William H Macy and Cicada Club owner, Maxwell DeMille. Photo courtest of photoswithclass.com.