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Marion Davies ( January 3 , 1897 – September 22 , 1961 ) was an American film actress . Davies is best remembered for her relationship.

The oceanfront site upon which Santa Monica’s Annenberg Community Beach House sits was originally developed during the Gold Coast era of the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. Wallis Annenberg of the Annenberg Foundation enthusiastically provided a $27.5 million grant that paved the way for the site's rehabilitation. The site opened to the public as the Annenberg Community Beach House in 2009, combining elements of the historic Marion Davies estate with new amenities

Construction on the Marion Davies Beach House began in with both media mogul William Randolph Hearst and film star Marion Davies actively involved in its creation, along with contributions from architect Julia Morgan (who designed San Simeon.

annenberg community beach house - what was once marion davies' estate has now changed considerably, but i still want to see whatever fraction of history is left...

annenberg community beach house - what was once marion davies' estate has now changed considerably, but i still want to see whatever fraction of history is left.

Marion Davies    (January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress.  After making her screen debut in late 1916 in a fashion newsreel, modeling gowns by Lady Duff-Gordon, she appeared in her first feature film in 1917's Runaway Romany

Marion Davies (January 1897 – September was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Davies is better remembered today as Hearst's mistress and hostess at many lavish events for the Hollywood elite than for her acting,

Ocean House Hotel - Marion Davies Marble Swimming Pool as it was when this was a hotel 1945-1956

Ocean House Hotel - Marion Davies Marble Swimming Pool as it was when this was a hotel

Early 1900's

Actress Marion Davies in an evening dress, date unknown. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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