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Bar Keeps: A Collection of California’s Best Vintage Cocktail Napkins

Join author Patrick Quinn for a lively road trip across the Golden State. He’ll share stories, vintage photos, and cocktail napkins from diners to dive bars both famous and forgotten.

$15 (1 hr)

Category: Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, CAMP Theater, *Newly Added*

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Do you know how the cocktail got its name? Ever wonder why pink elephants symbolize a pixelated good time? Or have you asked yourself why napkins pictured women rolling naked in champagne glasses?

Quinn answers those and other questions and provides a loopy look at how bars and cocktail napkins bonded. Bar Keeps: A Collection of California’s Best Cocktail Napkins published by Angel City Press, is a fun and fabulous tour of cocktail culture in the Golden State. Whether you’re the type to visit roadside diners, chic hotels, hidden dives, or fancy restaurants, napkin collector Patrick Quinn, author of Bar Keeps, probably beat you there and found a vintage cocktail napkin as a souvenir. 

Bar Keeps is a rollicking road trip with stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Bakersfield, and points between—all with cocktail napkins to savor.

A longtime Angeleno, Patrick Quinn is a production designer at Universal Studios. He visits swap meets and antique malls, adding to his ever-growing collections of lounge music LPs, 1970s snapshots, Western Union telegrams, early travel guides, and, of course, cocktail napkins.


Things to Know
This event is for 12 and older.
Ample FREE public parking is available.

Enter underground parking at Hyatt Hotel on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public parking structure across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week Theater at CAMP
Hyatt Palm Springs
285 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Angel City Press – Patrick Quinn Collection

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