Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 4
I recently spent a bit of time reliving my wedding on the Ann Dvorak estate five years ago. You’re probably sick of reading about my wedding. If so, you may want to move on and wait for tomorrow’s post. If you’re a hopeless romantic, or just can’t get enough of Ann’s San Fernando Valley estate, the Los Angeles Conservancy has included my submission about it in their new “Share Your Story” feature on their website.
If you couldn’t already tell, I’m simply mad about the property even though I can’t afford to own it. I also adore the folks at the Conservancy and the work they do. Back before I was a mom and had more time on my hands, I was a docent on their Broadway Theaters walking tour and actively helped plan the annual Last Remaining Seats event. I successfully pitched the 1932 Scarface for the 2007 line-up and had my peanut-gallery with me to scream our heads off when Ann first popped up on screen. If you ever took my Broadway tour, I am pretty sure it was the only one to talk about how Ann’s mom, Anna Lehr played the Orpheum (now called the Palace) in 1914, or that the Cameo was built by producer William H. Clune who was responsible for the 1916 Ramona, where a four-year-old Ann Dvorak made her film debut.
Ok, I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten all this wedding business out of my system…at least for 100 posts or so.