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MAR-KEN SCHOOL

lawlor professionals’ school

professional children’s school

HAVE ARCHIVE MATERIAL?

MAR-KEN SCHOOL

lawlor professionals’ school

professional children’s school

What we do

WE GATHER AND CELEBRATE THE RICH HERITAGE OF WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS THE MAR-KEN SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL WAS ATTENDED BY MANY STUDENTS WORKING AS PROFESSIONAL ACTORS, MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND ATHLETES.

ALUMNI, FACULTY & STAFF

At the heart of this site is a database of the staff, faculty and student community over the years. We continue to make updates as new information becomes available.

History

The history and people behind Professional Children’s School, Lawlor Professionals’ School, and Mar-Ken School make for a rich and interesting tale. We share that history here and to add to it as we discover more.

Yearbooks & Memorabilia

Yearbooks bring us a vivid picture of student life throughout the years. Explore text and images from yearbooks, plus other memories and memorabilia. We are deeply thankful to all who have shared items with us over the years.

ARCHIVE

Mar-Ken.org maintains a searchable archive of the staff, faculty and students who attended the school in all its iterations. We strive to provide as much information as is available. Sometimes this is a simple record, and sometimes it is a treasure trove of collected memories. Our hope is this will prove a vital resource for alumni and friends of the school, as well as archivists and historians.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THE ARCHIVE

  • Past students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Yearbooks
  • Personal keepsakes and memorabilia
  • Professional Casting Books

CONTACT US:

 

[email protected]

contact us with questions or donations

YOU CAN EMAIL US DIRECTLY OR USE THE FORM BELOW

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“Mar-Ken was certainly an interesting school. I remember Mr. B at breakfast time, Kent and some of the teachers, the whole experience of sitting informally in groups, in the living room, on the lawn, going to the beach and the long discussions in the humanities classes. Even the problem solving approach to geometry and trig made the math interesting.” – Glen Rogers

Items to Contribute?

We are interested in any yearbooks, programs, photographs, historical details, memories or other information about the Professional Children’s School (of Hollywood), Lawlor Professionals’ School, Mar-Ken School, and related local topics. If you have anything to share, please send us an email or use the contact form on this page. What you see on our website comes from many people who have loaned us their memorabilia for copying.

About us

A Site Run By, And For, Alumni

This site is run by, and for, alumni of a school that began as the Professional Children’s School (of Hollywood), changed its name to the Lawlor Professionals’ School and then became Mar-Ken School. These schools were all located in Hollywood, California. Mar-Ken later moved to Sherman Oaks, California, in the San Fernando Valley. Selecting from the menu at the top of this page brings you a detailed history of the schools; a directory of known alumni with information and photos for each, when available; similar information for the faculty and staff; yearbooks, photos, and other documentation ordered by class year; and a look at some reunions that have taken place over the years.

Acknowledgements

SITE SEARCH

FOR A GENERAL SEARCH OF THE SITE, USE THE SEARCH FEATURE BELOW. TO SEARCH SPECIFIC ALUMNI OR FACULTY RECORDS, PLEASE GO TO THE RECORDS SEARCH FEATURE AT THE TOP OF THE ALUMNI PAGE.

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