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Los Angeles Breakfast Club

LABC History...From the Treasures of the Bison Archives!

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LABC History...From the Treasures of the Bison Archives!
LABC History...From the Treasures of the Bison Archives!

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

CELEBRATE THE 98th BIRTHDAY OF THE LOS ANGELES BREAKFAST CLUB! It was March 6, 1925 when a group of equestrians sat down for breakfast after a morning ride around Griffith Park...Celebrate in 2023 with breakfast at the Shrine of Friendship!  Marc Wanamaker will be presenting rare photographs of events and VIPs at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club that were found over fifty years of searching.   He will be talking about the formation of Bison Archives and its collections on the history of California, Southern California and how this history intertwines with the beginnings of the motion picture industry on the West Coast. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Marc Wanamaker is a native of Los Angeles and lived in the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills all of his life and attended Beverly Hills and Los Angeles schools and graduated from Los Angeles City College, California State University at Northridge and continued graduate work at UCLA and USC in the fields of Theatre, Music and History. For five years Marc Wanamaker was an instructor at UCLA Extension teaching the history of the Motion Picture Industry in the United States and lecturing internationally. 

Marc Wanamaker established the Bison Archives in 1971 as a research and informational archives specializing at first no the history of the Motion Picture Industry. The Archive focused on the Motion Picture Studios and later expanded into the history of Southern California and Los Angeles. Within the archive is one of the most important and respected photographic collections on the subjects mentioned above.  

Marc Wanamaker, with over forty years of research experience after working at all the professional Research Libraries at the major motion picture studios during the 1980s and 1990s, gained enormous experience with the history of the motion picture industry and California history and became a professional researcher and Los Angeles City historian having founded or co-founded several historical societies in the Los Angeles area primarily with the founding of Hollywood Heritage and establishing the Hollywood Heritage Museum.  

Marc Wanamaker became a historical research consultant and technical advisor on many film productions both feature and documentary working with producers, writers, art directors, and major film studios. Over the decades Marc Wanamaker became affiliated with museums, and archives specializing on the history of the motion picture and television industries. He is an associate historian with the Los Angeles County Museum, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, California State Library in Sacramento, the Getty Research Institute and the Los Angeles City and County Library systems.  

Marc Wanamaker is also an author working freelance on book, newspaper, magazine projects amassing a body of work authoring over forty books and contributing to many others over the years. Examples of titles include; Star Profiles (1984), Reel Women (1991), Hollywood Handbook (1996), Hollywood Haunted (1999), Destined for Hollywood (2001), Hollywood Past and Present (2002), Los Angeles Past and Present (2004), Early Beverly Hills (2005), Early Hollywood (2007), Theatres in Los Angeles (2008), Westwood (2009), Early Warner Bros. Studios (2010), Location Filming in Los Angeles (2010), Griffith Park (2011), San Fernando Valley (2011), Malibu (2011), Movie Studios of Culver City, Early Paramount Studios (2013), Early Poverty Row Studios (2014), Max Factor and Hollywood (2017), Paramount City of Dreams (2017), The Cochranes and the founding of Universal Pictures (2018), Hollywood’s Lost Backlot-Culver Studios (2019) and Hollywood Trains and Trolleys (2020).  

Marc Wanamaker is currently working on book and film projects and contributing historical materials and information to all media world-wide.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal. 

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 97-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

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