Marion Davies Beach House & Santa Monica History Museum
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Embark on a docent-guided tour of the famed Marion Davies Guest Beach House, developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies! The original Marion Davies home is now the Annenberg Community House, a famed L.A. landmark. Originally featuring 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool, the Beach House was a hot spot when Hearst and Davies entertained luminaries from Hollywood such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of the day. The original tile and beautiful moldings give a glimpse into the home's glamorous past that makes you feel as though you were a guest of Marion Davies herself! Prior, enjoy time at leisure for lunch and shopping at the Santa Monica Place or Third Street Promenade. Later, we will stop at the Santa Monica History Museum to see the interactive "Then & Now" exhibit and explore how Santa Monica's landscape has evolved. View newspaper headlines of Santa Monica's past and enter a replica of the under-construction middle section of one of Douglas' aircrafts. Price: $59 Depart: GCC 9:45 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m.