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After almost a decade researching and writing her comprehensive biography "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940" , Victoria Wilson visited Barbara Stanwyck's Marwyck Ranch in Northridge California for the first time in February 2014.   Marwyck Ranch was Stanwyck's home for roughly half of Wilson's book.  Once part of a 130 acre Thoroughbred Ranch co-owned by Zeppo and Marion Marx, the house and remaining 9.5 acres are now part of Oakridge Estate Park;  owned and managed by the City of Los Angeles.  A book signing at the property in 2014 was attended by over 200 guests.  Event photos are posted under our Visit menu tab. 

Victoria Wilson, February 2014, "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940" booksigning at The Oakridge Estate

photo by Melissa Brown Bidermann

"860 glittering pages"  (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

"not only Stanwcyk's life, but the cultural and political forces that changed her years"  (Molly Haskell, The New YorkTimes)

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck:

Steel-True 1907 -1940

By Victoria Wilson

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck:

Steel-True 1907 -1940

By Victoria Wilson

Hardcover

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck:

Steel-True 1907 -1940

By Victoria Wilson

Paperback

Jack Oakie's Oakridge

By Victoria Horne Oakie

Shel Weisbach is one of the original Friends of Oakridge docents.  He may know more about ranch history in the San Fernando Valley than anyone.  Shel has been documenting and photographing San Fernando Valley architecture for over three decades. 

Pathways of the San Fernando Valley:  An Eclectic Collection of Architectural and Nostalgic Journeys, Sprinkled with Trivia -- Within and Radiating From -- the San Fernando Valley

Pathways of the San Fernando Valley I

By Shel Weisbach

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Pathways of the San Fernando Valley II

By Shel Weisbach

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Pathways of the San Fernando Valley III

By Shel Weisbach

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