Happy Birthday Marion! Celebrates Former Beach House Resident Marion Davies

January 9, 2020 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday Marion! Celebrates Former Beach House Resident Marion Davies

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Conservancy will host Happy Birthday Marion! on January 26. This free event, for all ages, celebrates silent film actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess, and original Beach House resident, Marion Davies.

From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. guests can cut a rug with LA Love Band and dancers from Arthur Murray Santa Monica, delight in sleight of hand with entertainer Tom Frank, and enjoy snapping vintage-style photos. Conservancy docents in vintage attire will evoke Marion’s Hollywood circle and Davies’ biographer Lara Fowler offers insight into Marion’s life at the 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House. New to this year’s annual event is a group photo of costumed guests and a cakewalk. 

At 1:30 p.m. a bubbly toast will cap the interactive portion of the event. At 2 p.m. the Guest House will close, the festivities conclude, and guests will move to the Event House where film historian Elaina Friedrichsen will introduce the 1933 MGM film Peg o' My Heart produced by and starring Marion Davies.  

Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’ famed costume parties. To attend this event, RSVP here


Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402. Parking is $3 per hour or $8 per day.

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.   

For more information visit annenbergbeachhouse.com or call 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability-related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.  


The Santa Monica Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to promoting widespread understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation.  



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