Leslie Zemeckis Brings Old Hollywood Back for BOOBS, BOOKS & BURLESQUE
The swinging sounds of Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys provided the perfect ambiance, as guests indulged in the hotel's delectable hors d'oeuvres, and signature "Exotic Lili" drinks, courtesy of Eppa SupraFruta Sangria. The award-winning burlesque artists April Showers and Maxi Millions rounded out the evening with sizzling performances filled with bumping, grinding and clothes a-flying.
Special thanks to Los Angeles magazine, Eppa SupraFruta Sangria and The Culver Hotel.
Zemeckis spent over five years extensively researching St. Cyr's extraordinary life which included torrid romances and six marriages. St. Cyr brought elegance to the burlesque stage, mesmerizing audiences with her sensual dancing, role-playing and signature onstage bubble bath. "Goddess of Love Incarnate" (Counterpoint, October 2015) is packed with hundreds of stunning and original photographs, many from St. Cyr's personal collection. Zemeckis brings St. Cyr back to life with her provocative and powerful prose, restoring the burlesque star to her rightful place in the spotlight, but more importantly, into the heart of American history. www.lesliezemeckis.com/goddess
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by performing and facilitating innovative and collaborative research, translating science to engage the public as informed partners, and inspiring novel research. Their mission is to find the cause of breast cancer in order to prevent and ultimately end this disease. www.drsusanloveresearch.org
Founded in 1924 by Harry Culver, the landmark hotel is famous for being owned by Charlie Chaplin--who later lost it in a poker game to John Wayne--and for hosting much of the cast of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. The hotel was voted Most Romantic Boutique Hotel in California and Top Ten in the Nation in 2015 by the readers of USA TODAY. www.culverhotel.com