Academy Award Winner Margaret O’Brien to Be Honored at ‘Meet Me in Culver City’ Event

The Culver City Historical Society will honor the former child star, best known for her Oscar-wining role alongside Judy Garland in ‘Meet Me in St. Louis,’ at an event on Sept. 23 at The Culver Hotel, to celebrate Culver City’s 95th anniversary.

The Culver City Historical Society will present “Meet Me In Culver City,” a celebration to honor Culver City’s 95th anniversary, on Sun, Sept. 23, from 2-5 p.m. at the Historic , 9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, 90232. The public is invited to attend.   

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 a huge child star throughout the 1940s and a number one box office attraction. Her 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 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 and has guest starred on Murder She Wrote and Tales from the Darkside.

Festivities at the Sept. 23 event will include 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. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Culver City Historical Society’s Archives and Resource Center (ARC) and support its mission in the community.

Tickets are $40 per person for Historical Society members and $45 per person for non-members

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 310-253-6941or email info@culvercityhistoricalsociety.org or visit the society’s website at http://www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org.

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Kevin Lachoff September 14, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Happy 95th to Culver City - this looks like it will be a great event.


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