It’s party time at the Annenberg Community Beach House, in honor of Marion Davies’ birthday, co-sponsored by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Conservancy.
The celebration is Sunday January 12, 2014, from 11 – 2. Many of her famous friends and family members will be on hand to share their stories and memories of her….you may encounter Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Marlene Dietrich, and WR Hearst, among others. Guest house tours are 11 – 1, followed by naughty and nice tunes of the 20s and 30s performed by Janet Klein and John Reynolds. Refreshments and a toast to Marion at 1:30. Rare photos from a private collection and a rediscovered oil painting of Marion will be displayed. The Bachelor Father (1931), a film starring Marion which displays her appealing personality, will be shown beginning at 11:15 in the Event House. Docents will be attired in period dress, and guests are encouraged to do the same.
The event is free but reservations are required as space is limited. For reservations, go to www.annenbergbeachhouse.com. We appreciate the support of Fred Deni of Back on the Beach Cafe, and Vanilla Cupcakes at 5th and Wilshire for their refreshment donations.