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Here you will find the latest news regarding Lara Gabrielle Fowler and Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies, and events where Lara will be appearing.

January 14, 2018: Happy Birthday, Marion!

From the City of Santa Monica website:

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Join the City of Santa Monica for Happy Birthday Marion! celebrating Marion Davies, silent film actress, famed party hostess and original Beach House resident whose effervescent personality was likened to the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.” The celebration will take place on Sunday, January 14 at the former guest house of Marion Davies on the site of today’s Annenberg Community Beach House.

Hosted by the Santa Monica Conservancy, docents in vintage attire evoke Marion’s Hollywood circle to shine a light on the actress, philanthropist, and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, at Davies’ 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House.  Cut a rug with dancers from Santa Monica’s Arthur Murray Dance Studio to music from the classic American songbook by LA Love Band, enjoy magician Tom Frank, and snap a silent movie photo of yourself.  Producer Elaina Archer and Davies’ biographer Lara Fowler will share insights into Marion, her life and times, and Russell Johnson, curator of UCLA’s History of Medicine and the Sciences will present original materials and speak about Marion’s philanthropic work. At 1:30 p.m., a bubbly birthday toast caps the event.

Click here for event registration



Undercrank Productions’ Release of When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), with liner notes by Lara Gabrielle Fowler

Click here to purchase the DVD on Amazon. Lara’s notes have received excellent reviews, as the film restoration itself has.


January 15, 2017: Happy Birthday, Marion!

The Annenberg Beach House’s yearly tribute to Marion Davies during her birthday month. Lara will be speaking about Marion Davies and showing footage from Marion’s trips to Europe in 1934 and 1936.