Cristi Walden, noted authority on the California Art Tiles of the 1930s. has been educating La Senora members since 2006. Her lectures provide us with glimpses into the gorgeous tiles of that era. The photo on this invitation shows what appears to be an antique fringed carpet in the hall of Adamson House (the Malibu Tile family). The carpet is entirely art tiles. Our Hacienda has the good fortune of having embedded into the property samples of all the art tile manufacturers of the 30s plus beautiful ties made on our property.
For those few of you who really do not like to pay online, if you'd made your reservations earlier you could have mailed a check to La Senora's accounting office Checks need to be received no later than 3 days before an event for you to be added to the gate admittance list. (Our volunteers who sign you in do not want to get involved in taking payments at the door....they are volunteers.)
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La Señora Research Institute
La Señora reconnects our community to its history via interactive, historically accurate and intriguing educational programs. Our programs are designed to encompass all age and demographic groups, including significant outreach to low income and minority communities. La Senora also opens its doors and resources, enticing the diverse elements of the historical community into collaborative endeavors.
Our anthropological layers allow us to unearth the changes each Era has brought to one small Mexican Rancho. In the early 19th Century our focus narrows to an artistic and social mecca--a single Hacienda built on what was once Rancho land. Our Institute is housed in a 1920's era Hacienda that was the residence of a series of "Old Hollywood" Legends; built by one of Edison’s Three Tenors, Jose Mojica’s Music Salon is the site of our chamber music; the 1930-40's brought the Hacienda Anita Loos' Santa Monica Canyon Salon; Lyle Wheeler (David Selznick's Art Director) made the hacienda his home. The over 600 films produced by these three former residents are screened in our 50-seat theater.