Union Station was transformed into a dazzling nod to Hollywood’s Golden Age on Saturday evening as the Junior League of Los Angeles hosted its spring fundraiser, Angeleno Night.
The red carpet reception celebrated the starlets and movie moguls of 1930s Hollywood. Guests arrived at the black tie event in elegant gowns and dapper tuxedos and were treated to a glamorous night of dancing and cocktails while films from Hollywood’s heyday were projected above the dance floor. Attendees also enjoyed music by DJ Kiss, locally crafted hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction. Getaways to Cancun and the Caribbean, a Disneyland experience and collectibles autographed by Muhammad Ali, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese ignited a bidding frenzy. The night also included an exclusive performance by Magic Castle’s Chris Lesinski, hand rolled cigars by the Lone Wolf Cigar Company and a beer garden hosted by Golden Road Brewery. Guests snapped selfies along the ticket counter and marveled at the stunning architecture of Union Station. Built in 1939, the Art Deco landmark was the perfect location for an unforgettable evening.
The proceeds raised from Angeleno Night will be used to support the Junior League of Los Angeles’ programs and projects, including its direct service projects with Alliance for Children's Rights, Children’s Bureau, Mar Vista Family Center and The People Concern. The event was sponsored by the Bosco, the Ewing Sprinklers, Golden Road, Korbel, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, HHLA (Formerly The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center) and Icelandic Glacial.
The president of the Junior League of Los Angeles, Ness Okonkwo, was grateful for the generous support of the event’s sponsors and guests. “Their support and partnership are critical for the Junior League of Los Angeles to continue to create lasting change in our community, specifically in the areas of education and foster youth,” she said. Click here to donate to the Junior League of Los Angeles, and to learn more about the great work they do to improve the Los Angeles community.
Words by Rachael Rollins
[Photography by Samantha Diaz and Patrick Patton]