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Oakridge Estate Tour on October 26, 2014
Oakridge Estate guests enjoyed a tour of the
house with docents on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Over 160 people
were shuttled from Northridge Park to the estate for a one hour tour
of the two story home and patio area. Quarterly tours will be offered
in 2015. To receive tour information contact us at
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Exceptional Attendance at the Oakridge Exhibit
Hundreds of interested Valley residents visited the Oakridge exhibit at the Chatsworth Train Depot Art Show on June 8, 2014. A wide variety of Barbara Stanwyck posters and photos were displayed including aerials of Marwyck Ranch from the late 1930’s. The newest research and photos on Northridge Farms, originally Marwyck Ranch, and its champion Thoroughbreds were a highlight of the exhibit. Three original “Oakridge" pieces created by local artists were featured.
Friends of Oakridge thanks the Chatsworth Fine Arts Council Council (CACF) for inviting us to participate in their 17th annual Art Show!!
Book Signing by Author Victoria Wilson Enjoyed By All
The February 2014 book signing by author Victoria Wilson was a grand success with Ms. Wilson explaining how exciting it was to actually see the house that she wrote about in her 15 year odyssey to complete the first volume she penned on Barbara Stanwyck's life. Wilson commented that she was surprised by how short the drive way was. After all these years, she expected it to be longer. She regaled the crowd with her discoveries about Stanwyck and answered questions on her research techniques. Guests strolled through the downstairs and out into the "backyard" of 9.5 acres during this delightful event. When will the second volume be ready? It's anyone's guess!
Photos by Robert Bladow
FANS SEE BIT OF MOVIE HISTORY
The rambling Tudor-style house in Northridge built by actress Barbara Stanwyck to escape the hustle-and-bustle of Hollywood was opened to the public Saturday for a rare glimpse into the San Fernando Valley’s past as a destination retreat.
Known as Marwyck, the estate spanned 120 acres of the then-bucolic Valley when it was built by Stanwyck and her manager, Zeppo Marx, with the help of architect-to-the-stars Paul Williams in 1936. Each built homes on the property, along with one of the largest Thoroughbred training facilities west of the Rockies.
“The house is pretty much intact,” said Ken Larson, a volunteer docent Read More of Daily News Article by Kelly Goff 2/8/2014
Grounds Tour March 2012
Below Photos courtesy of Shel Mosk
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