2022 Benefit: On The Road to Toluca Lake | Los Angeles Conservancy
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2022 Benefit: On The Road to Toluca Lake

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Join us for a rare tour of the former Hope estate where Bob and Dolores Hope raised their four children. Peek into the room-sized safe where Bob Hope kept filing cabinets full of his jokes. Learn about the history of Toluca Lake and its connection to the film industry then and now, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres poolside, overlooking the magnificent grounds. 

Cocktail Reception
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
$400 – individual ticket
$4,000 – cocktail sponsorship for 10, includes a listing in the benefit program
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Alfresco Dinner Overlooking the Hopes’ Private Golf Hole*
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsorships begin at $2,500, includes a listing in the benefit program
*includes tour and a cocktail portion of the event
Bask in the splendid view of this five-acre Toluca Lake estate, including a spectacular vantage point on the architecture of Finkelhor and Woolf.  Dine like a movie star as you enjoy convivial conversation and a specially curated outdoor meal.
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More About On The Road to Toluca Lake 

The Los Angeles Conservancy has been given the rare opportunity to access the grand five-acre former Bob and Dolores Hope estate, designed by “architect to the stars” Robert Finkelhor and updated by architect John Elgin Woolf.  At our benefit, we will celebrate this historic property, which has been lovingly restored by its current owner, Ron Burkle. This was not always certain, as the property was threatened with demolition when it was listed for sale in 2017.

We’re sure it will be a memorable evening!

The benefit will include a tour of key parts of this large Toluca Lake estate, close to the studios where Bob Hope shot many films, including the seven “Road” movies he made with nearby neighbor Bing Crosby.  Visitors will have a chance to see comedy legend Hope’s room-sized safe where he kept his filing cabinets full of jokes; the Hopes’ personal golf hole; Bob Hope’s office, where he ran a hugely successful business operation in addition to his tireless work as a comedian and major role as an entertainer for the United Service Organizations (USO). And we’ll have a glimpse into the home life of the Hope family, which included four children, all raised in this house.

If you have any questions, please contact Derek Richarson at drichardson@laconservancy.org or (213) 430-4204. Thank you!

For press inquiries, please contact Lisett Chavarela at lchavarela@laconservancy.org.


If you can’t attend the benefit but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Conservancy, please enter the amount below, add it to your card, then check out. 

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