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Happy Birthday Marion! at The Annenberg Beach House
January 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Image via Annenberg Community Beach House
Get a taste of old Hollywood — not to mention vintage Santa Monica — at the Annenberg Community Beach House during Happy Birthday Marion!
This free event celebrates what would have been actress Marion Davies’ 120th birthday. An actress from the silent era, Davies is also famous for hosting some seriously fabulous parties and for her decades-long affair with publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Back in 1928, Davies had her Santa Monica beach house built by Julia Morgan, the acclaimed architect who also designed Hearst Castle.
During this special afternoon, you can explore Marion’s beautifully decorated guest house, dance to old-timey music from the LA Love Band, marvel at magician Tom Frank’s sleight-of-hand, drink a sparkling toast to Marion, and watch Marion and Hearst in clips from their European-vacation home movies, along with Marion’s best film, the 1928 silent comedy Show People.
Vintage attire is recommended, though not required. Though the event is free, registration is recommended via the link below.