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Zelda Magazine is proud to co-sponsor the Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands, May 27th in NYC.

IntrepidJoin us for an epic battle of the big bands and swing dancing on Intrepid’s flight deck, presented by Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Museum.

Conjuring the music, dancing and style of the World War II era, right in the middle of Fleet Week, three of New York City’s best big bands will go head-to-head on the flight deck, with a 2,000-square-foot wooden dance floor! More bands will be swinging below deck, which will have a 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Swing dance performances, a dance contest, DJs, a barbershop quartet, and beginner swing dance lessons will keep dancers moving until midnight. A vintage fashion show and contest will add to the flair.

Enjoy a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers. Vintage attire and dancing shoes are strongly encouraged!

Last year sold out fast, so buy your tickets today.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Flight deck opens at 8:00pm.

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Battle-of-the-Big-Bands.aspx

The ADSCA Art Deco Preservation Ball!

This weekend!

Join the Art Deco Society of California for the 33rd annual Art Deco Preservation Ball!

The theme is “Death on the Nile”, a tribute to Agatha Christie and the Egyptian Revival style of the Art Deco era.

Tickets and more information at DeathOnThe Nile

www.artdecopreservationball.com.

GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL: Sunday Apr 23, 2017

Zelda magazine is happy to be a part of the Gotham Jazz Festival in New York City, Sunday, April 23rd!

Join Zelda for the debut of Prohibition Productions annual festival celebrating the centennial of jazz in 2017 with 14 of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, and blues bands (nearly 100 performers) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the gilded age, The Players Club!

Tickets are on sale now at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1457275?utm_medium=bks

 

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The ADSCA Art Deco Preservation Ball!

Coming soon!

Join the Art Deco Society of California for the 33rd annual Art Deco Preservation Ball!

The theme is “Death on the Nile”, a tribute to Agatha Christie and the Egyptian Revival style of the Art Deco era.

Tickets and more information at DeathOnThe Nile

www.artdecopreservationball.com.

New Zelda Issue Out Soon!

Get ready for the 16th issue of Zelda Magazine, with articles on a variety of subjects for you about Jazz Age lifestyle, arts and culture. We always enjoy featuring obscure and forgotten items of the early 20th Century, and in this issue we are happy to feature R. Scott Williams piece on writer Oscar Odd McIntyre, as well as our presentation on how American’s waistcoats were fashionably buttoned completely down. And for a little fun below the waist, Lauren Stowell gives us an in depth exploration of vintage footwear.

Speaking of Jazz Age Fashion, Faye Havoc explains how to jazz up your vintage lingerie, and John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell give us the second half of their two part story of Art Deco Egyptomania.

From Paris, the delectable Sucre D’Orge tells Zelda how she came to burlesque and cabaret, and bandleader Glenn Crytzer discusses his work from Seattle to New York City. Seattle, by the way, is our city feature, and we hope that if you visit that great city, you will use Zelda as your guide.

We have our regular cocktail column from Professor Bryn Esplin, our insightful advice from Mr. Burton, our featured vintage recipe book, and our coverage of Jazz Age events from around the world.

Watch for more announcements, soon!

Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

issue1cover Robert Osborne, the film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies who passed away March 6th, was the interview subject of the (now sold out) first issue of Zelda Magazine. Founder Diane Naegel wanted to start the magazine with an interview subject whom was respected and celebrated by her readers, and whom would be charming and eloquent as well, and her first choice was Mr. Osborne.

Aiming high, Diane reached out to Mr. Osborne and he graciously responded. Zelda Magazine will always be grateful for his contribution and generosity. And although the issue is out of print, we are planning on making it available soon as a downloadable file.

Want to advertise in Zelda Magazine?

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We’re getting ready to put together the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Zelda Magazine, so get your ads in now! The deadline is March 15th!

We offer a twenty percent discount for repeat sponsors!

Contact info@ZeldaMag.com for details!

We at Zelda are proud to have sponsors who promote all things jazz age, whether it be merchandise and fashion, items of historical value, performance, or non-profit institutions like the various Art Deco Societies or the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. Always creative with marketing, and catering to the jazz age community, a lot of the ad art in Zelda is as much part of the magazine as the articles and interviews.

Zelda and the Green Fairy

Follow Zelda Magazine to the next Green Fairy At The Red Room in NYC!

Thursday February 2nd, 2017! Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm!

Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an exposition of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

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Also sponsored by Dr. Sketchy’s NYC (drsketchy.com/branch/newyork) and Zelda Magazine!

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson! Holly H. Pot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo will mystify you with parlor tricks!

A salon of live models for your drinking and drawing pleasure courtesy of Dr. Sketchy’s NYC, and more surprises to be announced! Thanks to Fyodor A. Pavlov and Lewd Alfred Douglas!

Tickets are available at http://greenfairyfeb2017.bpt.me

Tickets and Dress Code
Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door)
Suggested Attire
Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door)

Two drink minimum!

The Red Room at KGB Bar
85 E 4th St
New York

And while we are talking about new events:

Band leader Glenn Crytzer has an album featuring Dandy Wellington, Dan Levinson, Meschiya Lake, and others profiled in Zelda Magazine: “That New Old Sound: Vintage Jazz from a New Generation,” with 17 trad bands playing music from the teens through the fifties to benefit the ACLU.

More info at https://glenncrytzercompilations.bandcamp.com/releases

Green Fairy at the Red Room January 5th!

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Thursday, Janauary 5th, Doors open at 9:30pm

Join us at our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an edifying salon of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

Sponsored by Dr. Sketchy’s NYC and Zelda Magazine! Come to Green Fairy at the Red Room this Thursday in NYC and you might win a pass to attend the next Dr. Sketchy’s NYC: Dr. Sketchy’s and the Green Fairy January 15th!

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724227

This month we will be tasting Tenneyson Absinthe Royal, a Swiss style French absinthe.

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson and special guest Robyn Adele Anderson!

Countess Eden will greet you at the door and Miss Tara will be pouring the tastings and predicting your future!


$15 ($20 at the door) with Dress Code: suit and tie, cocktail attire
$10 ($15 at the door) with Suggested Attire: vintage (Jazz Age, for example), evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire

Two drink minimum. Each paying guest will also be served a sample of Tenneyson Absinthe Royale.

The Red Room
85 E 4th St, New York

Get ready for the Holidays with Zelda Magazine!

catalog_5.5inx8.5in_vJust in time for the holidays, Zelda Magazine is proud to announce that Zelda Issue 15 is available for purchase, just click on the “Purchase Zelda” page button above to buy it and all the Zelda issues!

This Fall/Winter issue is filled with insightful interviews about music, fashion and theatrical arts. First, we toast to the Art Deco Oviatt Building in Los Angeles with a cocktail from bartender and law professor Bryn Esplin. Then musician David J discusses his new big band project, and fellow Englishman Gustav Temple explains the philosophy of Chap in British fashion. Andy Schumm talks with us about keeping traditional jazz alive in Chicago, and Janet Fischietto tells us about circus and burlesque in Italy.

John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell give us the first half of a two part story of Art Deco Egyptomania, Miss Mina Murray will show Zelda readers how to construct a hand made garter, and Robert E. Tevis comments on the colorful Universal film “King of Jazz” from 1930.

Along with our regular etiquette and advice columns from Grace Gotham and Mister Burton, we revive Denison’s “Tables and Favors,” a party guide form 1922.

And our metropolis feature this issue are the Twin Cities, we’ll focus on the art deco, jazz, and swing delights of Minneapolis and St. Paul.