Party on, Marion Davies, at the Beach House!

1927: Conrad Nagel (1896 – 1970), Marion Davies (1897 – 1961) and cast and crew of the MGM film ‘Quality Street’ celebrate director Sidney Franklin’s birthday. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Marion Davies (1897 – 1961) — silent film actress, party hostess and the original occupant of the (now called) Annenberg Beach House — is having a party. Festivities include music, dancing, some magic, and a cake walk. Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast-era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’ famed costume parties. The annual event happens this year on Jan 26, 2020.

11 am – music, dancing, stories
2 pm – screening of Peg o’ My Heart

Film historian Elaina Friedrichsen introduces the 1933 MGM film produced by and starring Ms.Davies. “Happy Birthday Marion!” is a free, all ages event. Reservations are recc’oed.

by the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
marion davies beach house circa a looong time ago

Happy Birthday, Marion event | Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica | Jan 26, 2020

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