Wednesday, August 24th, at 6:30 p.m.
Distilling her lifetime of friendships with famous and not so famous women and drawing on her vantage point as storied fourth generation Californian, Mrs. DeYoung shares eighty-four vivid biographies and photos of influential women, chronicling the evolution of the women’s movement and of the Golden State. This illustrated talk about her book, Remarkable Women of California, promises to be a charming, vintage-L.A. occasion on Wednesday, August 24th, at 6:30 p.m., signing to follow.
Mrs. DeYoung brings eighty-four 19th and 20th century women to life in her book, Remarkable Women of California. DeYoung profiles famous historical figures — Jane Fonda, Billie Jean King, Joan Didion, Marion Davies, Edith Head — and some less famous, including landowners, activists, entrepreneurs, journalists and philanthropists, such as Arcadia Bandini de Stearns Baker, Biddy Mason, Eliza Ann Otis, Agness Underwood and Helen Hunt Jackson.Using historical references, personal interviews, as well as her own personal recollections, DeYoung has crafted a unique insider’s view of these influential women’s lives.
Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung is fourth generation Californian and history buff – her grandfather started the Title Insurance and Trust Co in 1881. Raised in Hancock Park, she is an alumna of Marlborough School, Stanford, and UCLA, and was wife for 30 years to Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler. A professional urban planner and founder of Urban Design Disciplines,she has written op-ed pieces which have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Santa Barbara News Press.