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5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
6:30-8:30pm Slideshow presentations and discussion
Film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler discusses iconic costume design…focusing on the Golden Age of the Hollywood film industry and female style icons who emerged in the 1940s and 1950s. Stills from the movies and images from fashion runways accompany a discussion of the history and designers whose work with stars like Veronica Lake, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe continue to influence fashion today. You will also see a selection of vintage clothing that shows the impact of this costume design on street fashion of the 1940s and 1950s as well.
With over 20 years studying costume design and years working in LA’s Fashion District, Kimberly Truhler is regarded an expert by cineastes and fashionistas alike – both Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) call upon her services. She now teaches a class on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM at Woodbury University and has written extensively on the subject for her website GlamAmor. Drawing upon her knowledge of fashion past and present, and informed by her love of cinema style, Truhler continues to curate a collection of classic vintage clothing and is involved more and more with preservation projects and exhibitions. GlamAmor.com
Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy.
Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email email@example.com. We appreciate your keeping in touch!
Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.
Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.
General Info: For hours, events and more, visit http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.
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Beach=Culture at the Beach House
Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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