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O’Brien is Honorary Event Chair for

 

August 29, 2012



“Meet Me In Culver City”

The Culver City Historical Society will present “Meet Me In Culver City,” a celebration to honor Culver City’s 95th anniversary, Sunday, September 23, from 2 pm to 5 at the Historic Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Boulevard..

Margaret O’Brien, legendary Oscar-winning icon from MGM, is serving as Honorary Chair of the event and will be honored with a commendation from the Culver City Council. O’Brien was the biggest child star throughout the 1940s and a number one box office attraction.

Her unforgettable performance as “Tootie” in Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), with Judy Garland as her co-star, earned her an Academy Award and the position of the highest paid entertainer in the nation. Her movie credits include Babes on Broadway, Journey For Margaret, Tootie, The Canterville Ghost, and Unfinished Dance. Her brilliant work in The Secret Garden and Little Women immortalized her in tear-filled audiences world-wide. Today, she continues to receive film and television offers. She has guest starred on “Murder She Wrote” and Tales from the Darkside.

Festivities at the event will include abundant appetizers, one free glass of champagne or beer, a raffle, no host bar, historical theme games, and surprises.

“Meet Me in Culver City” will celebrate Culver City’s history, and raise awareness and funds for the Culver City Historical Society which was founded in 1980 as a non-profit membership organization created for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of the Culver City area and its cultural and civic accomplishments. The Culver City Historical Society’s Archives and Resource Center (ARC) supports the vision and goals of the society.

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All proceeds from this event will benefit the ARC and support its mission in the community. There is no admission charge for visitors to the ARC, located in the back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City.

Checks for reservations should be sent to the Culver City Historical Society, P.O. Box 3428, Culver City, CA, 90231-3428. Please include the names of the members of your party. Tickets will be held at the door.

For additional information, call 310-253-6941; send a message to info@culvercityhistoricalsociety.org or visit our Web page at http://www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org.

 

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