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Virtual Tour: Historic Marion Davies Guest House

June 1, 2020

Discover the history and architecture of the Marion Davies Guest House at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Designed by California’s first woman architect, Julia Morgan, the estate was built in the 1920s for actress and philanthropist Marion Davies by media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Take a glimpse at the fantastic costume parties Davies hosted, which included guests like Clark Gable and Greta Garbo. And learn about the transformation of the landmarked Guest House and pool, which survive as the historic core of the estate today.

We thank the Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Conservancy Docent Council for creating the tour. Please note that the Annenberg Community Beach House is temporarily closed.


A view of Marion Davies estate.

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