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Blast to the Past

| March 30, 2012 | Parties National

ROARING' 20s Jay Gatsby’s famed soirĂ©es were put to shame by the jazzy crowd ringing in the 50th year of the annual Junior League of Dallas Ball, “A Night at the Peacock Terrace, circa 1922,” sponsored by Sewell Automotive Companies and Modern Luxury Dallas. Snazzily dressed flappers traveled through time as they stepped into the Trinity Ballroom at the Omni Dallas Hotel, transformed into the famed Baker Hotel, a downtown Dallas hot spot during the 1920s. Known as the Peacock Terrace, the 18th-floor ballroom drew movie stars and swing bands alike—and just as they did almost a century ago, the socialites came out to dance. DANCING SHOES After a cocktail reception sponsored by PlainsCapital Bank and a silent auction, guests, including Ball Chair Elizabeth Gambrell and Honorary Chairwoman Dianne Cash, headed to the ballroom for dinner and dancing. While a model in peacock costume preened for the camera, guests sipped their French 75s and gin gimlets to the music stylings and sequin-bedecked dancers of Vince Gordiano and the Nighthawks. After dessert, guests cut a rug themselves to tunes by TOP Band. BOOTLEGGIN' Guests partook in a popular pastime during the height of Prohibition—an after-party at a hidden speakeasy! Sponsored by Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, a secret password got you through the doors at Club 1922, where past became present.


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