Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies — actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst — in honor of her birthday.
Join docents at Davies’s 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House as they highlight the woman often celebrated as the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.”
The Guest House will be open this Sunday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a special tribute at 1:30 p.m.
Space is limited. Make a reservation for this free event at happybirthdaymarion.eventbrite.com.
Parking is available for $3 per hour or $7 per day.
Dressed in 1930s attire, docents will highlight many aspects of Davies’s life and personality that have escaped public notice, such as her business abilities, wide-ranging generosity, and her decades-long devotion as companion to Hearst.
Guests are invited to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or dress as if attending one of Davies’s famed costume parties.
A photo booth equipped with amusing costume elements will be available for guests’ enjoyment.