Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles

Saturday, June 1, 2024

6 p.m.

Learn about the historic L.A. places that played key roles in Marilyn Monroe's life and helped turn her into a woman now remembered as much more than a movie star.
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Marilyn Monroe is the ultimate L.A. Woman. While Marilyn was growing up in Los Angeles, the city was also growing, transforming into the city we know it as today. The two are forever intertwined in each other’s history and respective legacies.

Before you see THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH at the Orpheum Theatre, join us for a presentation by historian Elisa Jordan. She’ll speak about historic L.A. places that played key roles in Marilyn Monroe’s life, and that transformed her into the woman now remembered as much more than a movie star.


  • Elisa Jordan

    Elisa Jordan’s family has had a presence in Southern California for more than 100 years. She is a writer, historian and tour guide in Los Angeles. Her books include Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards and Hello, Norma Jeane: The Marilyn Monroe You Didn’t Know.

Event Information

Prices (Presentation only; Film screening must be purchased separately.)
$20 Conservancy members
$20 Youth 17 and under
$25 General Public

Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve historic places throughout L.A. County.

Event Location
This event will be held at the Orpheum Club inside the Orpheum Theatre on June 1, 2024, at 6 p.m., preceding the screening of THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH.  The Orpheum Theatre is located at 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Please Note

  • Registration opens on April 12 for Conservancy members.
  • Participants will need to navigate a flight of stairs to access the lecture space.
  • All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
  • Tickets must be purchased online; no phone orders.
  • Space is limited.

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknownincluding contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours, including contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases and any and all other injury, illness, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property. All participants expressly waive the benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

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Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.