Roaring 20s Dances — 1:00pm — 3:00pm SLT & 5:00pm — 7:00pm SLT

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by Gabrielle Riel on Saturday, 17 May, 2008

Roar on back to the 1920s with Gabrielle Riel at Gatsby’s Nightclub on Rich Idiot Island from 1:00pm — 3:00pm SLT or with Gilbert Sapwood at 5:00pm — 7:00pm SLT. Dress in your finest flapper and dandy attire and come dance with us at Or tune in at !

About Rich Idiot Island:

Our island introduces visitors to the United States of the 1930s – paradoxically, a time of widespread poverty and of great wealth. The dominant perspective here is the prosperous middle- and upper-class experience, but you will also find images and artifacts of the Depression as seen by the larger society. We hope you take time to look for both and to consider the social divide they represented in the 1930s.

Please take time to visit the wonderful shops on this plaza and then take a walking tour around the rest of the island. To help you get your bearings, the Island Bank is at the NE corner of the plaza and the County Home is at the SW corner.

The Deco Den, where book discussions are being held, is at the extreme NE corner of the island. Walk past the Island Bank, across the courtyard (have some barbeque!) and down the stone stairway, past the parked Plymouth.

Up the slope from the Deco Den, under the canopy, is an exhibit of photos from the 1930s and a diorama showing a country general store of the period.

As you continue along the beach counterclockwise, you will see several beachfront homes (not currently occupied, so feel free to visit).

At the SW corner of the island is Gatsby’s Dinner Club – a beautiful place for an evening of dinner and dancing. Further along the south side of the island, you will find the Rich Idiot yacht – another spot for relaxation.

Finally, the Rich Idiot mansion occupies the SE corner of the island (and much of the east side). The mansion is a site for social gatherings, relaxation around the pool, and quiet conversation on its many balconies.

We hope you enjoy your visit. Please come many times and bring your friends.


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