The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax presents Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal

It’s that time of the year again! The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax are hosting their annual spring dance on Saturday, March 23rd, and for this year’s theme they’ve grabbed inspiration from the classic Hollywood days of glamour and scandal chronicled in the 1965 book Hollywood Babylon, which was initially banned upon its release. Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal will be held at Potrero Hill’s Verdi Club and is sure to be an affair fit for the most famous district in Los Angeles:

Ladies, there can only be one Black Dahlia and only one Jane Mansfield, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pay homage to the infamous and tragic trailblazers of American style. Gentleman, it’s time to slick that hair, shave that beard, starch that collar, and don your neatest, most impeccable suits (heck, rent a tux) and show ‘em what you’ve got. We’ll have the full red carpet treatment so you can make your grand entrance to what will prove to be another famously memorable night.

In true San Francisco fashion, this party is another excuse to dress up:

Dress Code: No denim will be permitted. For fellas: ties and collars are a must, and leave those sneakers in the gym bag. Ladies: you know what to do.

So dust off that old Hollywood glam dress you’ve always wanted to wear, that tux you’ve only worn once and round up your friends for an evening of old fashioneds and martinis. Providing entertainment for the night will be Gold Star Soul Revue, Golden Girls, Quinn DeVeaux, Kelley Stoltz and an impressive lineup of DJs that includes Spencer Owen. Purchase tickets over at the Eventbrite website and RVSP on the Facebook event page to spread the word!

Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal
Verdi Club
March 23, 2013
8pm, $40