Celebrate with vintage panache at the Annenberg Community Beach House Sunday, January 10, 11 am – 2 pm

January 4, 2016


It’s a party, and you’re invited!  On Sunday, January 10, join us for Happy Birthday Marion! at the Annenberg Community Beach House as we celebrate Marion Davies, the silent film star whose effervescent personality was likened to the "bubbles in a glass of champagne.”

From 11am - 2pm, step back in time as Santa Monica Conservancy docents, in vintage attire, evoke Marion’s Hollywood circle to shine a light on the classic film era actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, at Davies’ 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House.  Between 11am-1:15pm, Davies’ historian and author Lara Fowler will participate in a special Q & A, and film historian Michael Yakaitis will show home movies from 1937 of Hearst’s 74th circus themed birthday party at the Beach House.  Enjoy psychic entertainer Mark Edward, and cut a rug to music from the classic American song book by LA Love Band, featuring Danny Meyer.  At 1:30pm, a bubbly birthday toast to Marion caps the event.   

Gold Coast era attire is encouraged.  All ages are welcome. For more information and to RSVP for this free event visit HappyBirthdayMarion2016.eventbrite.com or call 310-458-4904. Space is limited. The Annenberg Community Beach House is at 415 Pacific Coast Hwy.  Parking is $3 per hour or $8 per day.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

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