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Wed, Jul 19


Los Angeles

Lara Gabrielle Presents Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

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Lara Gabrielle Presents Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies
Lara Gabrielle Presents Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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


About the event

ABOUT THE BOOK: From Marion Davies's humble days in Brooklyn to her rise to fame alongside press baron William Randolph Hearst, the public life story of the film star plays like a modern fairy tale shaped by gossip columnists, fan magazines, biopics, and documentaries. Yet the real Marion Davies remained largely hidden from view, as she was wary of interviews and trusted few with her true life story. In Captain of Her Soul, Lara Gabrielle gives Davies back her voice. Through interviews with Davies’s family and friends, and a decade of meticulous research in archives around the world, Gabrielle pulls back layers of myth to show a complex and fiercely independent woman, ahead of her time, who carved her own path.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Lara Gabrielle is a film writer and researcher, whose work on Marion Davies has been featured in Alta, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Missouri Review, The Wall Street Journal, and on PBS’s American Experience. Gabrielle has spoken at film festivals and retrospectives worldwide, and is acknowledged as the leading authority on Davies’s life and legacy, consulting for books, dissertations, and film projects. Gabrielle’s biography, Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies, has been included on many top book lists for 2022. She lives in Oakland, California.

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 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 98-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

PARKING NOTE: The parking lot for Friendship Auditorium will be undergoing repaving between July 10th and July 24th. While sections of the lot will be temporarily closed, there will still be space to park for LABC. Without setbacks, planning indicates that this event will only see the back half of the lot closed (further from Auditorium). If there are any changes to the construction, it will be communicated here. Please let us know if there are any questions!

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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