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Meet the Candidates

May 3, 2021

Here are biographies of this year’s candidates for the Ebell Board of Directors Election. Many thanks to them for being willing to assume leadership roles at our club. Members who are eligible to vote will have received an eblast from the Ebell with a link to the ballot on Monday May 3rd. The deadline for ballot submission… Read more »

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British Vogue Disappoints

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

May 3, 2021

If you rushed out to buy yourself a copy of April’s British Vogue, you will have been as disappointed as we were that The Ebell did not feature in the issue, as reported last month.  We can show you, however, a shot of actress Ciara Bravo outside the Ebell Theatre on 8th St, and one… Read more »

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Nicole Kidman Spotted at The Ebell

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

May 3, 2021

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman was spotted outside the kitchen at The Ebell, taking a break from filming Being the Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film following the comedy legend and her husband, Desi Arnaz. Javier Bardem is starring opposite Kidman as Ball’s famous spouse and screen partner.  The film, backed by Amazon Studios, follows Lucy and… Read more »

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James and Deborah Fallows Documentary on HBO

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

May 3, 2021

  Back in April 2019 we sat spellbound while James and Deborah Fallows regaled us with their tales of crisscrossing America in their single-engine plane, visiting dozens of communities, and discussing with us their subsequent book: Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America.  Their story has now been adapted into an HBO… Read more »

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Social Services: Treasures Ministries

from Betty Petitt, Ambassador, Treasures Ministries

May 3, 2021

Treasures Ministries, one of our Rest Cottage Association grantees, was founded in 2003 by Harmony Grillo, a survivor of exploitation turned UCLA honor student. The goal of Treasures is to help women and girls entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. Treasures helps women heal through outreach, care and training. They reach 5,000 women annually and… Read more »

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Ebell Magical History Tour: The Dating Game and Other Tales from our Costume Collection Curator

from Phyllis Hansen, Ebell Historian

May 3, 2021

I’ve drooled at the stunning collection of costumes parading by me during our annual Charter Day fashion shows. And I have examined the astonishing details on the statuesque mannequins “stepping out” at the clubhouse for special occasions. But I had little idea of all the behind-the-scenes “stuff” there is to know about our exquisitely preserved,… Read more »

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Meet the Members

Meet the Members

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

May 3, 2021

Meet three of our newest members… Barbara Berlucchi is a friend of Laurie Schechter‘s and resides in Boston.  A high school science teacher, Barbara’s hobbies include tennis and boating.       Susan Goldfader is a friend of Rebecca Hutchinson.  With a BA in Science from Cal State University, Northridge, she is a jewelry designer and… Read more »

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

May 3, 2021

Stuck for ideas for Mother’s Day?  A birthday coming up?  Why not buy your loved ones a book from one of our 2021 Author/Speakers. By Casey Schreiner (The Modern Hiker) Discovering Griffith Park, A Local’s Guide By Tessa Boase Etta Lemon: The Woman who Saved the Birds Mrs. Pankhurst’s Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism—Women’s… Read more »

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Out of Africa

Book Chamber: May Choice

Out of Africa

Posted by Constance Hornig

May 3, 2021

The film Out of Africa rates just 62% on Rotten Tomatoes and was panned by Vincent Canby of the New York Times, Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune, and Pauline Kael of The New Yorker. But don’t judge a book by its movie. The book Out of Africa has earned a readership of millions since… Read more »

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