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The ’20s Roared Back at the Queen Mary's 12th Art Deco Festival


Art Deco Grand Ball in the Queen Mary's Grand SalonDean Mora Orchestra at Art Deco Grand BallOn the Sun DeckThis mural features two tracks on which miniature models of the Queen Mary would be moved according to where the boat was during its transatlantic voyage.Looking sporty on the Promenade DeckCary Farnsworth of C.K. Farnsworth's Soda Fountain preps for a soda fountain tasting.Dancing at the Gatsby Garden Daze partyThe Lindy Sisters perform in the main hall.Gatsby Garden Daze partyThe bar with "Royal Jubilee" muralSipping an orange ice cream soda at the soda fountain tastingDancing at the Gatsby Garden Daze partySports DeckHats for sale on the Promenade DeckVintage bazaarOn the Sports Deck at the Gatsby Garden Daze partyArt Deco Grand Ball in the Queen Mary's Grand SalonSitting in the Queen Mary's main hall"Unicorns in Battle" in the Queen's SalonStrolling on the Promenade DeckTim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters perform at the Gatsby Garden Daze party.Dancing at the Gatsby Garden Daze partyTim Gill's Gin Mill GriftersCary Farnsworth prepares a cola ice cream soda.Acid phosphate changes the pH balance of a soda to give it a tangy or sour taste.Taking a straw at the soda fountain tastingLounging on the Sports Deck at the Gatsby Garden Daze partyOn the Promenade DeckLounging on the Sun DeckAt the Gatsby Garden Daze party on the Queen Mary's Sports DeckOn the Promenade DeckLooking sporty on the Promenade DeckHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleHave ukuleleyou begin to see the faces of tigers.At the Gatsby Garden Daze partyAt the Gatsby Garden Daze partyDean Mora Orchestra at Art Deco Grand BallTim Gill's Gin Mill GriftersAt the Gatsby Garden Daze partyProhibition mixology classHats at the Prohibition mixology classOn the Sun DeckLower deckA waltz at the Art Deco Grand Ball

Enthusiasts of the art deco movement, and the decades in which it flourished, gathered over the Aug. 19-21 weekend on the majestic Queen Mary in Long Beach for the 12th annual Art Deco Festival. The cruise liner, which is celebrating its 80th year since it was put into service, is home to the largest collection of art deco art and architecture in the world. Spirits were high, both in emotion and libation, when L.A. Weekly captured all of Saturday's dancing, dining and drinking fun aboard the Queen Mary. All photos by Jared Cowan.

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