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Oldie but Goodie post:

A Sunny Day in L.A.

As we head into Halloween and ideas for costumes begin to formulate, it seemed fitting to post about the consummate Old Hollywood costume party thrower Marion Davies.  This silver screen actress and lover to publishing giant William Randolph Hearst threw nearly 100 lavish costume parties that were attended by the toast of celebrity and publishing figures of the time.

To get the full effect of how big these parties were, check out this archival CBS film clip of Davies’ ‘Circus’ party  – some photos from that party are below.

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