Era Art Bar and Lounge: Calendar

Era Art Bar and Lounge

19 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA
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21 and over
Monday to Thursday:
4:30 pm - 10pm
4:30 pm - 1:30am
9pm - 1:30am
Happy Hour:
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Exposed : Photos + Fictional Explore
Monday Dec 11th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
EXPOSED: Photos + Fiction Explore 1960s Hollywood Glamour New book pairs vintage model shots with modern authors OAKLAND -- In the 1950s and 60s, glamour photographer Ed Braslaff shot his share of celebrities—including Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Groucho Marx—but he also shot hundreds of starlets, B-girls and wannabes. Braslaff never stopped shooting. His outtakes capture his models in unguarded moments, revealing a grittier, more honest view of the women vying for stardom. After his death in 1988, Braslaff's estate sold off thousands of prints and negatives. Oakland photographer and designer Philip Krayna selected ten moody and mysterious images from those archives, and then he and seven women writers responded to Braslaff's gaze with fiction and essays. The new book, EXPOSED: Hollywood Glamour Caught Off-Guard, expresses the longing and loneliness inherent to the movie business. EXPOSED was conceived of and designed by Philip Krayna and edited by Susan Kuchinskas, with writing by them and Julie Anderson; Nicky Dyal; Kathryn Gresham Lancaster; Lilycat; Kristin McCloy; and Donna George Storey. Large-format prints from the book will be on display from December 1 through January 31 at Era Art Bar & Lounge, 19 Grand Ave, Oakland, Calif. Archival prints are available for purchase. Put on your glam for a book release party at Era on Monday, December 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Author readings start at 6 p.m. Buy the book or find out more at For information on the exhibit, call 510-832-4400. EVENT LISTING: Bring your glam to the book launch party celebrating the release of EXPOSED: Hollywood Glamour Caught Off-Guard, a book that pairs vintage glamour photos with contemporary fiction and essay. Monday, Dec. 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m. with author readings at 6 p.m. Era Art Bar & Lounge, 19 Grand Ave., Oakland. Information: 510-644-2612.