September 2016 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2016-09-26
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd, LA 90064

September Chapter Meeting

September 26, 2016

Learning the Value in the Trash and the Treasures: 

A Discussion with a Panel of Vintage Specialists

Facilitator: Margot Gerber

Margot Gerber has a life-long interest in how people lived in the past, first discovered through such children’s books as Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series. She loves to explore cultural history through physical objects from the past – from advertising, clothing, movies, music, recipes and architecture. Her interests led to her volunteer work with non-profits focused in historic preservation. She is currently the vice president of the Art Deco Society and a past Board member of Hollywood Heritage. By day she works as the marketing and publicity director for the American Cinematheque out of the historic landmark, the Egyptian Theatre, home of the first Hollywood movie premiere. @SidGrauman


Ralph Deluca, Ralph Deluca, Inc.

Ralph Deluca has spent the last 15 years working with consultants, collectors, dealers, museums and institutions internationally for his expertise in Entertainment memorabilia, vintage photography, posters and graphic design. DeLuca helped to build some of the greatest private and public collections of Vintage Movie posters in the world. He is the  founder of the Graphics Design Initiative at LACMA and has arranged for over $5.5 million worth of posters be donated to build the museums collection. Ralph has been highlighted in many different international publications, including the Wall Street Journal and BBC News, for his expertise and collecting achievements.

David Elkouby, The Hollywood Show and Star World

Owned by entertainment industry veteran David Elkouby and his wife, Ester, “The Hollywood Show” is the be best known autograph and movie memorabilia show on the west coast. The “Show” is held four times a year at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel with writers, actors, performers, collectors and celebrities coming together to meet fans and autograph pictures and merchandise. The staff of The Hollywood Show works around the clock to bring entertainers and fans together for each event. Elkouby is also the owner of Star World, Hollywood’s premier destination for movie memorabilia, posters, photos, autographs, toys, action figures, concert videos, scripts, and magazines featuring thousands of favorite stars and musicians. 

Nicole Loretta Howell, Paper Moon Vintage

With 10 years experience as an authentic vintage clothing dealer and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Photography, Nicole returned to school to study Archaeology, having discovered her passion of old things through Art history and working on a living history farm. Hired out of field school, Nicole spent 5 years in Archaeology working with a cultural resource management firm in Redlands; shortly after, Nicole and her former husband owned a successful a vintage clothing store in that area.  Drawn to the ‘20s and ‘30s vintage music scene in LA. Nicole recognized her true passion.  After selling at vintage shows and on-line, under her own brand name, in 2013, she opened her own brick and mortar at Hollywood and Sunset. Nicole is also an avid vintage paper collector including postcards, sheet music, old fashion magazines and photos.

Tony Jacobs, Sideshow Rare and Remarkable Books, Art, and Curiosities.

Tony Jacobs began his career as a writer/director in film and television (credits include The Adventures of Pete and Pete (Nickelodeon), Reading Rainbow (PBS), The Refrigerator, and more). In the mid-197s, Tony, along with his mother, became fascinated by "thrifting,” picking up scores of vintage pulp fiction paperbacks and movie posters. Three decades later, Jacobs pioneered the online market in vintage pulp fiction, men’s magazines and exotica on eBAY and elsewhere.  As his popular West LA bookstore grows, he is building niche websites to serve collectors of Cinema rarities, vintage surfing magazines, UFO, and Underground publishing.

Wendy Posner, Posner Fine Art.

Wendy Posner is an influential contemporary fine art consultant in the Los Angeles. Her  full-service international art company handles everything from acquisitions, commissions, and curation, to installation of art collections for both private and corporate clients. Posner was born and raised near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where her mother Judith started the historically important Posner Art Gallery in 1960. Wendy grew up in the art business, surrounded by modern and contemporary art, ethnic artifacts, and vintage collectibles, and she socialized with artists, museum curators, gallerists and collectors. After graduating from Boston University she relocated to Los Angeles, her current home, and has been dealing art for more than 25 years.

Cat Slater, Iconic Atomic.

Cat Slater’s passion has always been vintage fashion. An Imagine Consultant since 2001, she works with clients who want to buy and wear vintage clothing as part of their personal style or brand ( Slater is an avid collector with 35 years of experience and an extensive knowledge of vintage clothing and accessories.  Although her knowledge-base covers a period of over 500 years, she specializes in 1940s-1980s Mid-Century Modern and vintage Hawaiian wear for women and men. Cat is co-owner of the popular Palm Springs vintage store, Iconic Atomic, on Palm Canyon Drive. She supplies all the clothing and accessories and her partner specializes in Mid Century furniture, art and home goods.

September Member Spotlight:

Jeremy Suede

Innovative Office Solutions

The Opportunity Drawing continues at the September NAPO-LA chapter meeting! For every $5 donation to the chapter, you will be entered to win 1,000 pictures scanned by Innovative Office Solutions, a $100 value!!!

Jeremy Suede founded Innovative Office Solutions almost three years ago and has been providing quality document and photo scanning services ever since.  I.O. Solutions specializes in the digitization of documents to an electronic format.  Saving their clients time, money, and energy in the process of modernizing their business and becoming more paperless. We do not believe in the term “paperless” and prefer to use the term “less paper.”  We teach our clients how to utilize technology to get the most out of their business.  Files don’t need to be just paper, they can now be completely interactive and searchable.  Helping our clients get over their fear of change and implementing new processes is our ultimate goal.

Cash, check, and credit card donations are accepted. Multiple donations (and chances to win!) are HIGHLY encouraged! The drawing will take place at the end of the meeting and you must be present to win. 

Good luck!

Olympic Collection

11301 Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA  90064

At the corner Olympic &

Sawtelle Blvds, Los Angeles

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  
Guests/Visitors, $15 • Parking available under building, $7

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