"Strictly Sinatra" Honors Old Blue Eyes at The Redwood Library

It was 50's style suits, spectator shoes, smokey night spots (the smoke only in imagination), and a fedora or two at the swank supper club known as The Redwood Library Tent, as the summer's gala fundraiser "Strictly Sinatra", honored the iconic singing star known as "Old Blue Eyes".

 

Guests were transported back to the heyday of El Morocco and the The Stork Club, as event  designer Francesca Campo and flower arranger Paul Eckhart recreated the 40's, 50's and 60's club scene – for an atmospheric, retro evening. Guests got into the spirit of the party with vintage-style clothing. as cocktails were served in the historic Library, and when bell sounded for dinner, the fabulous Black and White design of the tent had guests oohing and aahing upon entry.

 

Board President Gary Fischer was well into the spirit of the event, as he welcomed guests dressed in a Sinatra-style fedora. Then bandleader and singer/orchestra leader Michael Dutra pulled out all the stops as he sang Sinatra favorites,("I've Got You Under My Skin" et alia), backed by his Big Band orchestra.

 

Janine Atamian & Mikki Micarelli

 

Seen dining and dancing were Les Ballard, Martha Hunnewell, Molly and Guillaume de Ramel, Janet and Toby Pell,Dayton Carr, Angela Fischer, Doug and Mary Riggs, Jae French. Nancy Wilson, and Redwood Library Director Jennifer Tuleja.


                                                     -- L.P.


 

Barbara & Paul Eckhart

Stuart Bevan, John French, Jerry Slocum & Steve Seiter

Diana Slocum & Mary Joan Seiter

David & Debbie Grant, Jae French & Barbara Bohan

Ginny Purviance & Toby Pell

Bettie Pardee & Toby Pell

Nina and Blair West with Ginny Purviance

Dick Brickley & Allison Walk

Jim & Janet Lanzillo

Fiona Peel, Michael Tillett, Kathleen Merrill & Ron Fleming

Frank Ray & Richard Burnham

Jan & Robin Corbin with Louise Grosvenor

Bob & Wini Galkin

George Clark, Leith Adams, Cate Strauss &Anne Hogg

The crowd at cocktails

So period!

Sporty spectators

Janet Pell & Douglas Riggs

Molly & Guillaume de Ramel

Jae French, Anne Hogg & Debbie Grant

David Gordon, Nancy Blackwell & Dayton Carr

Christy and David Elwell & Angela Fischer

David Thalmann, Dede Wilsey & Johnny Richmond

 Orest Zaklynsky and Karitas Kristjansdottir

Jennifer Tuleja

Douglas & Mary Riggs with Nancy Wilson

Nicholas Brown & Linda Gordon  seated at the Supper Club

The period table details

Artist John MeCray

Dr. Garry Fischer & Jennifer Tuleja greeting guests

Les Ballard & Martha Hunnewell

The hat and the pants completed the look

The tent was gorgeously lighted

Channeling Old Blue Eyes

The six piece"Strictly Sinatra"  orchestra

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