The Prohibition Ball

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The Prohibition Ball
Photograph: Courtesy The Culver Hotel

In September of 1924, in the midst of American Prohibition, the now historic Culver Hotel first opened its doors to a city full of fringe-swinging, jazz-addicted and illicitly thirsty Angelenos. Fun fact: Tunnels were built beneath the hotel, purportedly to shepherd pedestrians to and from the nearby movie studios, but primarily to smuggle booze into the hotel's roaring chambers. Ninety years after the bootleg debauchery, the Culver Hotel celebrates its anniversary with a wild '20s themed soirée. The appropriately priced $90 admission will grant Gatsby-esque guests endless Prohibition-inspired cocktails, burlesque performances, magic shows, hand-rolled cigars, blackjack tables, countless old-timey photo ops (read: the chance to pose with a Ford Model T) and jazz galore. Arrive looking like the cat's pajamas, and prepare for a night of throwback revelry. The event is 21 and over.

By: Amanda Montell

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