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Cultural Programs, Events & Tours 

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MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

Marion Davies Guest House

The site upon which the Beach House now sits was originally developed during the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate, designed by architect Julia Morgan, featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms, three guest houses and an ornate marble swimming pool. Learn more about the Beach House history on a tour of the last remaining Guest House with a Santa Monica Conservancy docent.

Summer Tours: 

  • Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun, 11am-2pm
  • Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm and are limited to 15 guests.  
  • Open Tuesday evenings, prior to Beach=Culture events, 5-6:30pm
  • Closed Thursday
  • Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes.
  • No reservations are required.   

Group Tours:
Organized group tours may be available on select Thursdays during the summer season and accommodate 30-45 people.  Please email beachhouse@smgov.net for a Guest House group tour application.

 

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BEACH=CULTURE SERIES

Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, talks, readings, and exhibits. Reservations are required. Beach=Culture Details & Reservations >     

 
Angel City Press Reading: Cory Buckner on Midcentury Modern in Crestwood Hills 

Crestwood Hills- Cory BucknerTuesday, June 30, 6:30-7:30pm

Architect Cory Buckner's new book, Crestwood Hills: The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia, follows the the growth of the cooperative as they purchased the land, designed and built houses by famed modernists A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith, and faced various difficulties in establishing the community they named Crestwood Hills.
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Red Hen Press Reading: Brynn Saito, Mahogany L. Browne, Richard Siken  

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:00pm  Red Hen 7.7

The Poetry Society of America joins with Red Hen Press to present another exciting combination of West and East Coast poets, whose sensibilities and language explore the contradictions inherent in all great stories.                                                                                          
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