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In collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and with funding from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs,

join Friends of Oakridge for

the inaugural Oakridge Estate movie night under the stars

A Celebration of  Friends of Oakridge 10 year anniversary and accomplishments

"A Star is Born"


In 1936, Barbara Stanwyck's divorce from Frank Fay was daily headline fodder and a reason behind her 1937 move to 140 acre Marwyck Ranch in rural Northridge, CA. The volatile Stanwyck/Fay relationship was material for director William Wellman's original 1936 story A Star is Born. In 1937, the film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. Wellman won the Award for Best Writing, Original Story.


See "A Star is Born"  with Friends

 Experience the original 1937 film in Barbara Stanwyck's 1937 Marwyck Ranch backyard.  William Wellman, Jr., son of director/writer William Wellman, will introduce the film.

Corner Bakery Cafe boxed sandwich meals are available at check-out for an extra fee or bring a picnic dinner

The Oakridge Estate

Saturday, June 4, 2022

6:30p - Doors Open for booksigning with Bill Wellman, Jr. 

7:15p - Film Introduction

  Bill Wellman, Jr.  

 Hear the story behind the making of the 1937 film.

8:00p - Film

     A Star is Born (1h 51m)

Comfortable walking shoes are required. General seating is on chairs on a dirt surface. Cushions provided. Clothing layers or blankets are recommended. Estate access will be limited for this event.

  Visitors age 12 and over still must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. Masks are still required inside. Both requirements remain in place because the Oakridge Estate is a City-operated facility. 



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Bill Wellman, Jr. is son of legendary director  "Wild Bill" Wellman. Bill, Jr.  is credited with over 180 movies and television shows and 200 commercial and industrial films. He is the author of Wild Bill Wellman and A Man and His Wings

This program is made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and with deep appreciation for the collaboration of the Los Angeles Department  of Recreation and Parks

This event is possible with support from Victoria Wilson, author of the quintessential biography A Life of Barbara Stanwyck - Steel True 1907-1940, GEC Events and My Valley Pass

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck - Steel True 1907-1940 

By Victoria Wilson

At over 1000 pages, over half the book focuses on Stanwyck's time leading up to her move to Marwyck Ranch  and her time at Marwyck.  

Available on Amazon

A 1st edition book, autographed  by Victoria Wilson will be available for silent auction at this event.

Friends of Oakridge is a 100% volunteer organization. Thank you to our volunteers and supporters for their generous donation of time and talent. Friends is appreciative of support from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, particularly with the challenges during the past two years.