Ebell of Los Angeles
Lastly, let’s take a look at this historic venue. So, just to tell you a little about the Ebell, they have been empoiwering women since 1894 by women and for women. This fantastic women’s club has been bringing women together for 125 years. Also, their mission is:
“To participate in and encourage the educational, cultural and social growth of the diverse Los Angeles community and to conserve and protect our historic Clubhouse, collections and Wilshire Ebell Theatre.”
Now, not to mention, they have quite the impressive history. Also, take a look at their “Did You Know” section of their “About” page by clicking here or reading below.
Did you Know?
- The Ebell was founded by women, for women in 1894.
- It was created to bring education and arts to women at a time when education was not accessible to most women.
- The historic Ebell Clubhouse and Theatre were built in 1927 and designed by renowned architect, Sumner Hunt.
- The Ebell Clubhouse and Theatre covers 83,000 square feet. The Wilshire Ebell Theatre has over 1200 seats.
- Judy Garland was “discovered” on our Wilshire Ebell Theatre stage.
- Amelia Earhart made her last public appearance at the Ebell.
- The Ebell has been a favorite location for film and media, and has been featured in over 50 movies including Forrest Gump, The Artist, The Wedding Crashers and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.
- The Ebell Costume Collection has more than 800 pieces dating back to the mid-1800s, lovingly preserved by our members.
- The RCA Endowment awards yearly grants totaling $120,000 to 10 non-profits that help women and children in need.
- For 100 years the Ebell Scholarship Endowment has granted more than 5,000 scholarships to local college and university students.