Friday, September 14, 2012

Recommended Field Trip --
An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate 

To Benefit the Los Angeles Conservancy
Saturday, October 6, 2012 6-9 PM: Cocktail reception
8:30 -10:30 PM: Sponsor dinner


The LA Conservancy’s 2012 Benefit – An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate – is on Saturday, October 6.  The exclusive location is the 1926 Keaton Estate in Beverly Hills, a stunning Mediterranean Revival palazzo that is one of the last remaining mansions built for silent movie stars.  It is especially fitting that this year’s benefit is in Beverly Hills, which has made great strides in historic preservation over the past year.
The legendary comedian Buster Keaton built the 10,000 square-foot home shortly after completing his masterpiece, The General.  Yet the estate’s Hollywood pedigree doesn’t stop there:  it was later home to other stars, including Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, and James Mason.  By the mid-1990s, the estate had fallen into disrepair.  It was purchased by a pair of preservation-minded buyers who immediately undertook a major restoration effort.
Individual tickets to the event include a three-hour cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party and a unique opportunity to explore the house and its grounds at your leisure.  Sponsors at the $2,500 level and above will enjoy an al fresco dinner on the estate grounds. Various ticket prices are available.  Space for dinner is limited.  Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.  Attire is cocktail or 1920s vintage.  For more information, please contact Adrienne Kisson at 213.430.4204 or

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