Oakridge Estate

Oakridge EstateTour

Mark the 109th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic with Mr. Carter's memories of playing Stanwyck's son in the 1953 film Titanic. Recorded in 2019.


The Oakridge Estate Tour

Sunday, June 12 @ 10a

Advance Registration Required

These are 75 minute docent led tours through the all rooms of the house.  Included are vintage photo displays and a history of the prior residents while living at Oakridge.  Current guidelines require proof of COVID vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of event  is required for indoor tours.


Friends' first 10 years' accomplishments include hosting programming and docent led tours for  4,300 visitors, helping to locate funding for a badly needed roof, driveway and 32 additional parking spaces, and, with your help, installing front yard landscaping and 7 Oak trees planted by Stanwyck in 1937, but more recently lost to drought and disease.

Your contributions will go towards continued restoration of the historic estate.

Friends of Oakridge is a 501 c (3) charitable organization, EIN #45-1626582.  All donations are deemed tax deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.  No goods or services were provided for your contribution.

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.

June 4, 2022


Experience the original 1937 film under the stars in Barbara Stanwyck's 1937
Marwyck Ranch backyard.

William Wellman, Jr., son of director/writer William Wellman, will introduce the film.


Chairs and cushions will be provided. Corner Bakery Cafe boxed sandwich meals are available at check-out for an extra fee or bring a picnic dinner

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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

Friends is appreciative of our support for this event,  including funding, in part, by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs,  for collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and for support from quintessential Barbara Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson,  GEC Events and Valley Pass

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A 1st edition copy of Victoria Wilson's quintessential Stanwyck biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True 1907-1940, autographed by the author,  will be available for silent auction at this event.