Join Baseman at The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, where he will present his collection of vintage photographs celebrating Halloween, Americana, and photography.
TICKETS: Sales on LAbreakfastclub.com close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.
Baseman recently published and sold out the book Nightmares of Halloween Past that features over 300 vintage photographs from Baseman’s collection, plus never-before-seen paintings by the artist that show his zeal for black cats, skeletons, devils, and monsters. Eerie, nostalgic and endearing, is a tribute to the real people, the anonymous subjects and snapshooters that captured these photographs. These candid images reveal to us a photographic aesthetic that is both familiar and humorous, showing the evolution of the celebration of All Hallows’ Eve. Nightmares of Halloween Past includes text by Gary Baseman, as well as scholarly essays by Phyllis Galembo and Catherine Zuromskis on the history of Halloween costumes and photography.
ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
Please arrive between 6:45 – 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of The Breakfast Club’s 97-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from Gary Baseman, the Speaker of the Week!