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SEARCH FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND OUR COLLECTION OF YEARBOOKS. WE ALSO HAVE IMAGES FROM PAST REUNIONS AND OTHER MEMORABILIA FROM THE SCHOOL.

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ACCESS NAMES THROUGH AN OPEN SEARCH OR THROUGH LOOKING THROUGH THE LISTS OF NAMES or years.

This list contains students who attended the Lawlor Professionals’ School in Hollywood or the Mar-Ken School in Hollywood or Sherman Oaks, California. If a high school graduation date is known, it appears after the student’s name. Clicking on a highlighted name will open a window where additional information about that student and a photograph, if available, can be viewed.

Nicknames appear in parentheses and quotes (“nickname”) after a student’s given name. A name that appears in parentheses without quotes (married) is the person’s married name.

In brief, the information for this list comes from yearbooks, periodical articles, other alumni, books, obituaries, and websites. It is likely there are errors, and the list is far from complete. Please submit any names of students not on the list, corrections, or additional information about students, faculty, and years attended to [email protected].

CONTACTING PEOPLE ON THE LIST

If you wish to contact any person on the list, email us at [email protected] and your contact information will be forwarded to the individual if that individual has their address on file.

You may also submit your own confidential contact information to us. It will not be given out and will only be used to forward any contact requests or to notify you of any Lawlor/Mar-Ken alumni events. An email address is preferred, but a postal address is acceptable. It is probably a good idea to back up your email address in case you change it and forget to notify us.

FACULTY & STAFF

One of the Mar-Ken faculty

This is an incomplete list. Please submit additional names of Lawlor Professional School or Mar-Ken School faculty or staff and the years they were at the school.

If you wish to contact any person on the list, submit your contact information and it will be forwarded to the individual, if their contact information is on file.

You may also submit your own confidential contact information to the webmaster. It will not be given out and will only be used to forward any contact requests and to notify you of Mar-Ken alumni events.

Direct all submissions to [email protected].

YEARBOOKS & MEMORABILIA

Cover and page from 1940 Yearbook

Right now, we have combined information for 1929 – 1959. When possible, we include scans of yearbooks and other memorabilia for certain years when past alumni have shared those documents with us. We are constantly searching for new items to complete the archive, so please make sure to contact us if you have anything.

Some scans are clearer than others. It depends on the state of the yearbook and other factors. We have also tried to document the Professional Casting Books that would be printed for local agents and casting directors. There are also images from other activities, like Summer School and camp programs. Please enjoy.

Over the years we have held a handful of reunions in Los Angeles to share stories, and memorabilia and catch up on the passing years. We met in 1993, 2002, 2003 and 2005. You can check out photos from these events and if you are inspired to host a gathering – let us know!

We used to ride horses to the Sepulveda Dam basin (The basin was all Agriculture and a Nike missile site then) and never had to ride on a roadway except to get across Sepulveda Blvd. Probably can’t find a vacant lot now.

I remember the USC Film outings and also the trips to the Coronet Film Theater. Our young minds being introduced to the films of Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, and other European film makers of the 50’s. Kent’s world history classes included discussion on Greek and Roman as well as Indian and Chinese history, culture and religion. It was a much broader presentation than was available in any public school and most private schools at the time.

In interviewing alumni, the majority had a positive learning experience at Lawlor and Mar-Ken. For many, it turned their lives around, allowing them to continue their education and preparing them well for the lives that followed their schooling.

We used to ride horses to the Sepulveda Dam basin (The basin was all Agriculture and a Nike missile site then) and never had to ride on a roadway except to get across Sepulveda Blvd. Probably can’t find a vacant lot now.

I remember the USC Film outings and also the trips to the Coronet Film Theater. Our young minds being introduced to the films of Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, and other European film makers of the 50’s. Kent’s world history classes included discussion on Greek and Roman as well as Indian and Chinese history, culture and religion. It was a much broader presentation than was available in any public school and most private schools at the time.

In interviewing alumni, the majority had a positive learning experience at Lawlor and Mar-Ken. For many, it turned their lives around, allowing them to continue their education and preparing them well for the lives that followed their schooling.

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