Historic Oakridge Public Tour

Saturday      April 22nd      10:00 a.m.

Please join Friends of Oakridge on a docent led tour of the home built for Barbara Stanwyck and her son Dion in 1937. Learn about the history of the house and the adjacent Marion and Zeppo Marx property which also overlooked Marwyck Ranch – a combination of the surnames Marx and Stanwyck. Tours are approximately 90 minutes in length. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling with friends and family. Due to popularity, tours fill quickly so please make your reservations soon!

Tour fee: $15.00

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Stella Dallas 1937

Movie Screening of Stella Dallas

Sunday     April 23rd     11:00 a.m.

Friends of Oakridge present, in the Oakridge Estate mural room, the screening of Stella Dallas. Barbara Stanwyck stars as the “party wife” who “Liked a good time!” The 1937 film is about a small town, brassy working girl who has a taste for high society for herself and daughter. Stellas Dallas earned Barbara an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Also in 1937 Barbara was in the midst of construction on Marwyck Ranch her 120-acre Thoroughbred breeding and training facility in Northridge, California. The talented, busy, and hard working actress of the golden era of Hollywood also loved her horses!

Docents will provide a 30 minute house tour prior to the movie. Reservations required and carpooling with friends is encouraged.

Movie and tour fee: $20.00

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Speaker's Bureau

The Friends of Oakridge Estate has a traveling Speakers Bureau that is eager to come speak to your civic organization, social club, or church group. Our power point contains the latest information on this historic preservation project with interior, exterior and vintage photos of the estate.The presentation is approximately 45 minutes followed by questions and answers. Space permitting, historic photos will be displayed prior to the presentation.

For more information and scheduling, please contact the Friends of Oakridge at info@theoakridgeestate.org or
818-739-0292 ext 3


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Where is the Oakridge Estate Located?

18650 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 

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