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Happy Birthday Marion!

Annenberg Community Beach House

Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)

Happy Birthday Marion!

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On Sunday, January 11, Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The event takes place at Davies’ 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Join docents as they highlight the woman often celebrated as the "bubbles in a glass of champagne."

Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’s famed costume parties.

**There is a chance of rain on Sunday.  However, the event will be indoors, so it will not affect the celebrations!

Schedule of Festivities:

Step back in time to view photos and hear stories from docents and historians Michael Yakaitis and Lara Fowler, highlighting the life and personality of Marion Davies.

Film historian, Elaine Archer, introduces Marion’s 1928 film, Show People. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the whole film!

Enjoy Janet Klein & John Reynolds performing songs from the 20s and 30s.

Join us for a birthday toast to Marion!

Help yourself to a bubbly drink and a birthday treat!

Special thanks to Back on the Beach Café and Vanilla Bake shop!



Happy Birthday Marion! is a free event. Reservations are recommended. All ages welcome. 

To register:  Select the 'quantity' of reservations you would like to make from the above drop-down menu, and click REGISTER. If you do not wish to register through Facebook, click "register with email" at the bottom of the ticket field. Submit your reservation; a confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide.

Getting Here

The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. Parking is available for $3 per hour or $8 per day. Please pay for parking at the machine upon your arrival. Cash and credit card accepted.

Ample bike parking is available; please bring a lock.

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

Have questions about Happy Birthday Marion!? Contact Annenberg Community Beach House

When & Where

Marion Davies Guest House
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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Annenberg Community Beach House

The Annenberg Community Beach House is open to all - no membership required. Operated by the City of Santa Monica, many of the amenities are free and open to the public year-round, including beach courts and fields, courtyard and view deck with tables, chairs and umbrellas, WiFi, splash pad, playground, and beach access. And Back on the Beach Café is right next door!

Year-round offerings include classes, and free community events and cultural offerings including a gallery, artist residencies, readings, talks and tours of the Marion Davies Guest House, part of the original Marion Davies Estate. The historic pool, also original to the estate, is available for public swimming daily during summer (mid-June through Labor Day), daily pool pass rates apply. The Beach House is also available to rent for private events and as a location for filming.

For all the Beach House has to offer, visit or call 310-458-4904.

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