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Encyclopedia > Marion Davies
Marion Davies

Birth name Marion Cecelia Dourvas
Born January 3, 1897
Brooklyn, New York
Died September 22, 1961
Hollywood, California
Years active 1917 - 1937
Spouse(s) Horace G. Brown (1951-1961)

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Contents

Early life

Davies was born Marion Cecilia Dourvas in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of five children born to Bernard J. Dourvas,[1] a lawyer who moved in New York City political circles, and Rose Reilly, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey. Her elder siblings included Rose, Reine, and Ethel. A brother, Charles, drowned at the age of 15 in 1906. His name was subsequently given to Marion's favourite nephew, the screenwriter Charles Lederer, the son of Marion's sister Reine Davies. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Born Irene Douras on June, 6, 1886 in Montclair, New Jersey. ... Charles Davies Lederer (born December 31 1906 - died March 5 1976) was an American film writer and director. ...


The Dourvas family lived near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The sisters changed their surname to Davies, which one of them spotted on a realtor's sign in the neighborhood. Even at a time when New York was the melting pot for new immigrants, having an Anglo-Saxon surname greatly helped one's prospects. Prospect Park is a 526 acre (2. ... This article is about the state. ... Alternate meaning: crucible (science) The melting pot is a metaphor for the way in which heterogenous societies develop, in which the ingredients in the pot (iron, tin; people of different backgrounds and religions, etc. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ...


The sisters all hit the Great White Way, and Marion was signed on as a chorine in Florenz Ziegfeld's annual "Ziegfeld Follies" revues.[2] For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A Las Vegas showgirl, from the Folies Bergere. ... 1928 Time cover featuring Ziegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. ... This article is about the Ziegfeld Follies Broadway shows . ...


Career and scandal

Davies is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Even during her career, her high-profile social life often obscured her professional career. In her posthumously published memoirs, Davies claimed she wasn't an actress, knew nothing about politics, and described herself as a "silly, giggly idiot." For other people named William Randolph Hearst, see William Randolph Hearst (disambiguation) William Randolph Hearst I (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate. ...


After making her screen debut in late 1916 in a fashion newsreel, modeling gowns by Lucile (Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon), she appeared in her first feature film in 1917's Runaway Romany.[3] It was a film written by herself and directed by her brother-in-law, the prominent Broadway producer George W. Lederer. The following year she starred in three films, The Burden of Proof, Beatrice Fairfax, and Cecilia of the Pink Roses. Playing mainly light comedic roles, she quickly became a major movie personality, making a small fortune which enabled her to provide financial assistance for her family and friends.[2] Lady Duff Gordon (Lucile) with a model in her New York salon, 1916 (photo: Arnold Genthe) Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon (June 13, 1863 – April 20, 1935) was a leading fashion designer in the late C19th and first decades of the C20th. ...


Cecilia of the Pink Roses in 1918 was her first film backed by Hearst. She was on her way to being the most famously advertised actress in the world. During the next 10 years she appeared in 29 films, an average of almost three films a year.[4]


By the mid-1920s, however, her career was often overshadowed by her relationship with the married Hearst and their fabulous social life at San Simeon and Ocean House in Santa Monica dubbed the biggest house on the beach, "the beach between San Diego and Vancouver". The Hearst Castle facade is patterned after a Spanish cathedral. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


Hearst had met her soon after she'd started working in movies, and formed Cosmopolitan Pictures solely to produce starring vehicles for her. Hearst's relentless efforts to promote her career instead had a detrimental effect, but he persisted, making Cosmopolitan's distribution deals first with Paramount, then Goldwyn, and then Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Davies, in her published memoirs The Times We Had, concluded that Hearst's over-the-top promotion of her career, in fact, had a negative result. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Samuel Goldwyn (July 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879 [1]) – 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, also a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... “MGM” redirects here. ...

Marion Davies, as photographed by Bain News Service.
Marion Davies, as photographed by Bain News Service.

Hearst loved seeing her in expensive costume pictures, but she also appeared in contemporary comedies like Tillie the Toiler, The Fair Co-Ed (both 1927), and especially two directed by King Vidor, The Patsy and the backstage-in-Hollywood saga Show People (both 1928). The Patsy contains her imitations, that she usually did for friends, of silent stars Lillian Gish, Mae Murray and Pola Negri. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 437 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2925 × 4016 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 437 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2925 × 4016 pixels, file size: 1. ... Tillie the Toiler was a United States newspaper comic strip. ... King Vidor King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director. ... Show People is 1928 silent comedy film produced at MGM Studios, and directed by King Vidor. ... Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ... Mae Murray Mae Murray (May 10, 1889 – March 23, 1965) was an American actress and dancer, who became known as The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips [1] and The Gardenia of the Screen. ... Pola Negri Pola Negri [1] (December 31, 1894 - August 1, 1987) was a Polish film actress who achieved notoriety as a femme fatale in silent films between 1910s and 1930s. ...


The coming of sound made Davies nervous, because she had never completely overcome a childhood stutter.[4] Her career survived, however, and she made several comedies and musicals during the 1930s, including Marianne (1929), Not So Dumb (1930), The Florodora Girl (1930), The Bachelor Father (1931), Five and Ten (1931) with Leslie Howard, Polly of the Circus (1932) with Clark Gable, Blondie of the Follies (1932), Peg o' My Heart (1933), Going Hollywood (1933) with Bing Crosby, and Operator 13 (1934) with Gary Cooper. She was involved with many aspects of her films and was considered an astute businesswoman. Her career, however, was hampered by Hearst's insistence that she play distinguished, dramatic parts, as opposed to the comic roles that were her forte. She also harboured an increasing dependence on alcohol, hiding bottles of liquor in San Simeon's toilet tanks. However, her body of work has often been praised by contemporary critics. [citation needed] Stuttering is a speech disorder in which pronunciation of the (usually) first letter or syllable of a word is repeated involuntarily. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Peg O My Heart is a popular song with words by Alfred Bryan and music by Fred Fisher, published March 15, 1913 and featured in the musical Ziegfeld Follies Of 1913. ... Going Hollywood tells the story about Sylvia (Marion Davis), a French teacher at an all-girl school, who wants to find love. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ...


Hearst reportedly had tried to push MGM executives to hire Davies for the role of Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (1938). Louis B. Mayer hired producer Irving Thalberg's wife Norma Shearer for the part instead. Hearst reacted by pulling his newspaper support for MGM, and moved Cosmopolitan Pictures to Warner Bros.'s studios, but stayed only a few years. Davies' films there included Page Miss Glory (1935), Hearts Divided, Cain and Mabel (both 1936), and Ever Since Eve (1937), her last film. Cosmopolitan Pictures folded, so she left the screen and retreated to San Simeon. Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ... Marie Antoinette was a 1938 film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 - September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. ... Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 (some sources indicate 1900) – June 12, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning Canadian-American actress. ... “WB” redirects here. ...


Ince Scandal

Hearst and Davies lived as a couple for decades but were never married, as Hearst's wife refused to get a divorce. At one point, he reportedly came close to marrying Davies, but decided his wife's settlement demands were too high. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


Davies, although with Hearst for years, also privately dated other actors. In the mid-1920s, Davies became involved in an affair with actor Charlie Chaplin, and in the mid-1930s she was involved with actor Dick Powell. Hearst was incredibly jealous and possessive of her, even though he was married throughout their relationship. Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Richard Ewing Dick Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, and director. ...


Her relationship with Chaplin became the stuff of legend in 1924 when he, Hearst, Davies (among other actresses and actors) were on Hearst's yacht with film producer Thomas Ince when Ince died. Thomas Harper Ince (November 6, 1882–November 20, 1924) was an American film director. ...


In spite of no supporting evidence, rumors have circulated since that time that Hearst mistook Ince for Chaplin and shot him in a jealous rage. The rumors were dramatised in the play The Cat's Meow, which was later made into Peter Bogdanovich's 2001 film of the same name starring Edward Herrmann as Hearst, Kirsten Dunst as Davies, Eddie Izzard as Chaplin and Cary Elwes as Ince. The Cats Meow is a 2001 American film released in 2002. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Edward Herrmann (born July 21, 1943) is an American television and film actor. ... Kirsten[1] Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English[1] stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. ... Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born October 26, 1962) is an English actor credited as Cary Elwes, best known for his performances in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Saw. ...


Hearst's death

By the late-1930s, Hearst was suffering financial reversals; Davies bailed him out by selling off $1 million of her jewelry.[5] When Hearst died, his family had every trace of Davies' presence in his home removed, and when discussing his life and legacy, made no reference to her.


Marriage

Ten weeks after Hearst's death, Davies married Horace Brown on October 31, 1951. [6] [2] It was not a happy marriage; he allegedly encouraged her drinking. Davies filed for divorce twice, but neither was finalised. Her friends, and the media, noticed a remarkable physical similarity between Brown and the young Hearst. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In her last years, Davies was involved with charity work: in 1952 she donated $1.9 million to establish a children's clinic at UCLA, which still bears her name. She also fought childhood diseases through the Marion Davies Foundation.[4] Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


She suffered a minor stroke in 1956, and was later diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. She had an operation which appeared to be successful; Davies fell and broke her leg in 1960. The last time Davies was seen by the American public was on January 10, 1960 on an NBC TV special called Hedda Hopper's Hollywood. For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the television network. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...


Death

Davies died of cancer in Hollywood, California on September 22, 1961. [7] Her funeral was attended by many Hollywood legends including Mary Pickford and Mrs. Clark Gable (Kay Spreckels), as well as President Herbert Hoover. She is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. She left an estate estimated at more than $30 million. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the thirty-first President of the United States (1929–1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ...


After the death of Davies' niece, Patricia Lake (née Van Cleeve), Lake's family announced that she was in fact the daughter of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst. Prior to the announcement, it had been said that Lake was the daughter of Rosemary Davies (Marion's sister) and her first husband, George Van Cleeve. Although the claim does not appear to have been verified independently, Lake and her husband — Arthur Lake, who played Dagwood in numerous films — were buried beside Davies in the Douras family mausoleum. Born Patricia Van Cleeve was the daughter of actress Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and mother of Mary Collins (II). ... Rosemary Davies (June 15, 1903 - September 20, 1963) was an American actress who appeared in one motion picture. ... Arthur Lake in a promotional photograph released by Columbia Pictures in the mid-1940s Arthur Lake b. ... Dagwood can refer to: Dagwood Bumstead, a character in the comic strip Blondie Dagwood sandwich, a sandwich named after the comic strip character This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Legacy

Part of the Medical Center at UCLA is named the Marion Davies Clinic. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


Portrayals of Davies

Davies was rumoured to be the inspiration for the Susan Alexander character portrayed in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, which was based loosely on Hearst's life.[8] This portrayal has led to various portrayals of Davies as a talentless opportunist, the most recent of which was Melanie Griffith's in HBO's RKO 281. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957, in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... RKO 281 is a 1999 dramatic film directed by Benjamin Ross and starring Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, and Roy Scheider. ...


Welles himself, as stated in his foreword to Davies autobiography The Times We Had, said he deeply regretted that so many assumed Susan Alexander was a carbon copy of Davies, and that the real Davies was a great actress and a wonderful woman. He also claimed that the Susan Alexander character owed as much to the Chicago tycoon Samuel Insull's mistress for whom he built an opera house. Samuel Insull (November 11, 1859 - July 16, 1938) was an investor in Chicago who was known for purchasing utilities and railroads. ...


Davies was also portrayed by Virginia Madsen in the telefilm The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985) with Robert Mitchum as Hearst, and Heather McNair in Chaplin (1992). Madsen later became a Davies fan and said that she felt she had inadvertently portrayed her as a stereotype, rather than as a real person. Virginia Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor and singer. ... Heather McNair was an actress in Hollywood between 1983 and 1993. ... Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ...


Many film historians and fans resent the negative reputation Kane garnered her[citation needed], and have worked to restore her image in the public eye. Their efforts included a documentary film Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001), which premiered on Turner Classic Movies and which featured appearances by friends and costars who tearfully remembered Davies, even four decades after her death. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...


Kristen Dunst portrayed Marion Davies in the 2001 movie 'The Cat's Meow'.


Filmography

In addition to these films, Davies reputedly appeared as an extra in Chaplin's The Pilgrim (1923) and also as an extra in Ben Hur (1925). Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a sword-and-sandal historical fiction epic originally depicted in the 1880 book by American general and author Lew Wallace. ...


Silent Features

Year No. Title Role
1917 1 Runaway, Romany Romany
1918 2 Cecilia of the Pink Roses Cecilia
3 The Burden of Proof Elaine Brooks
1919 4 The Belle of New York Violet Gray
5 Getting Mary Married Mary
6 The Dark Star Rue Carew
7 The Cinema Murder Elizabeth Dalston
1920 8 April Folly April Poole
9 The Restless Sex Stephanie Cleland
1921 10 Buried Treasure Pauline Vandermuellen
11 Enchantment Ethel Hoyt
1922 12 Bride's Play Enid of Cashel
Aileen Barrett
13 Beauty's Worth Prudence Cole
14 The Young Diana Diana May
15 When Knighthood Was in Flower Mary Tudor
1923 16 Adam and Eva Eva King
17 Little Old New York Patricia O'Day
1924 18 Yolanda Princess Mary
Yolanda
19 Janice Meredith Janice Maredith
1925 20 Zander the Great Mamie Smith
21 Lights of Old Broadway Fely
Anne
1926 22 Beverly of Graustark Beverly Calhoun
1927 23 The Red Mill Tina
24 Tillie the Toiler Tillie Jones
25 The Fair Co-Ed Marion
26 Quality Street Phoebe Throssel
1928 27 The Patsy Patricia Harrington
28 The Cardboard Lover Sally
29 Show People Peggy Pepper
Herself
1929 30 Marianne Marianne

See also: 1916 in film 1917 1918 in film years in film film Events Technicolor is introduced Top grossing films Cleopatra Movies released Movies released in 1917 include: The Adventurer, a Charlie Chaplin short. ... See also: 1917 in film 1918 1919 in film years in film film Events Following litigation for anti-trust activities, the US Supreme Court orders the Motion Picture Patents Company to disband. ... See also: 1918 in film 1919 1920 in film years in film film // Events February 5 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists Oscar Micheaux releases The Homesteader, becoming the first African-American to produce and direct a motion picture. ... See also: 1919 in film 1920 1921 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 28 - The Mask of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. ... See also: 1920 in film 1921 1922 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events February 20 - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres. ... See also: 1921 in film 1922 1923 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 26 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely... See also: 1922 in film 1923 1924 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events April 15 - Lee De Forest demonstrates the Phonofilm sound-on-film system at the Rivoli Theater in New York with a series of short musical films featuring vaudeville performers. ... See also: 1923 in film 1924 1925 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) considers making a silent film of The Wizard of Oz. ... See also: 1924 in film 1925 1926 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Ben-Hur His People The Unholy Three The Freshman Movies released Movies released in 1925 include: Ben-Hur, starring Ramon Novarro. ... // August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... See also: 1926 in film 1927 1928 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres. ... The Red Mill is a 1927 comedy film directed by Fatty Arbuckle. ... See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ...

Sound Features

Year No. Title Role
1929 31 Marianne Marianne 'Blondy'
32 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Herself
1930 33 Not So Dumb Dulcinea 'Dulcy' Parker
34 The Florodora Girl Daisy Dell
1931 35 The Bachelor Father Antoinette 'Tony' Flagg
36 It's a Wise Child Joyce Stanton
37 Five and Ten Jennifer Rarick
1932 38 Polly of the Circus Polly Fisher
39 Blondie of the Follies Blondie McClune
1933 40 Peg o' My Heart Margaret 'Peg' O'Connell
41 Going Hollywood Sylvia Bruce
1934 42 Operator 13 Gail Loveless
1935 43 Page Miss Glory Loretta Dalrymple
Miss Dawn Glory
1936 44 Hearts Divided Elizabeth 'Betsy' Patterson
45 Cain and Mabel Mabel O'Dare
1937 46 Ever Since Eve Miss Marjorie 'Marge' Winton
Sadie Day

See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... The Hollywood Revue of 1929: One of the earliest ventures into the new talkie format of motion pictures, this film, directed by Charles Riesner for MGM, brought together some top acts in a two-hour vaudeville show hosted by Jack Benny. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives...

Short films

Year No. Title Role
1922 1 A Trip to Paramountown Herself
1930 2 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 23 Herself
1931 3 Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party Herself
4 The Christmas Party Herself
1935 5 A Dream Comes True Herself
6 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Herself

See also: 1921 in film 1922 1923 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 26 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ...

Uncompleted Feature

Year No. Title Role
1928 1 The Five O'Clock Girl  ?

See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ...

See also

  • History of Santa Monica, California in the 1920s A short history of Ocean House. The Los Angeles Times reported on September 28, 2006 that the remaining portions of the residence may be restored as a public beach club, expected to open in 2010.[citation needed] The property is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway.

The History of Santa Monica, California, USA, covers the significant events and movements in Santa Monicas past. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ...

References

  1. ^ The Times We Had by Marion Davies
  2. ^ a b c Marion Davies at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ http://www.goldensilents.com/stars/mariondavies.html
  4. ^ a b c http://www.decofilms.com/mariondavies/biography.htm
  5. ^ http://operator_99.blogspot.com/2006/12/marion-davies.html
  6. ^ "Sea Captain wed to Marion Davies. Ex-Actress Protegee of Hearst Married in Surprise Service by Las Vegas Justice. Hearst Kinship Disputed Hearst Agreement Discussed.", Associated Press, November 1, 1951. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. “Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31, 1951 (Associated Press) Marion Davies, former movie actress, elopsed with a sea captain today. The marriage, which caught even the immediate household of Miss Davies by surprise, came a few hours after she had settled her affairs with the Hearst Corporation, heir to the newspaper empire ...” 
  7. ^ "Marion Davies Sinking. Actress, 61, Said to Be Near Death, Gets Last Rites", United Press International, September 21, 1961, Thursday. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. “Hollywood, California, September 20, 1961 (United Press International) Marion Davies has been given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church and was reported to be near death today after a long illness.” 
  8. ^ "Remembering Orson Welles" New York Times article by Gore Vidal

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Marion Davies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1442 words)
Davies was born Marion Cecilia Douras in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of five children born to Bernard J. Douras,[1] a lawyer who moved in New York City political circles, and Rose Reilly, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey.
In the mid-1920s, Davies became involved in an affair with actor Charlie Chaplin, and in the mid-1930s she was involved with actor Dick Powell.
After the death of Davies' niece, Patricia Lake (née Van Cleeve), Lake's family announced that she was in fact the daughter of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst; prior to the announcement, it had been said that Lake was the daughter of Rose Davies (Marion's sister) and her first husband, George Van Cleeve.
Marion Davies - definition of Marion Davies in Encyclopedia (597 words)
Of Greek and Irish heritage, she was born Marion Douras in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of five children born to Herbert Douras, a lawyer who moved in New York City political circles, and Rose Reilly, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Marion outshone her siblings with a 20-year movie career, playing light comedic roles well into the 1930s and giving generous financial assistance to her family and friends.
During the lifetime of Davies' niece Patricia Lake (née Van Cleeve), the latter was said to be the daughter of Marion Davies's sister Rose Davies and her first husband, George Van Cleeve.
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