MOUNT VERNON – The name Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko doesn’t roll off the tongue very well, but Natalie Wood sure does and from the age of 4, RKO Pictures chose that name to promote the acting career of their youngest star. Natalie was the daughter of Russian immigrants. She received 3 Academy Award nominations before the age of 25 and to this day, there is an ongoing investigation into her mysterious death by, as the coroner stated, “… drowning and other undetermined factors.”
On Thursday, September 12, Mary Spence will present a living history presentation as Natalie Wood, discussing her life and acting, family and maybe even answer some of the questions surrounding her last boat ride. The event will be held in The Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon) at 7 PM.
The Chautauqua Series is brought to you by Elixir Presents, sponsored in part by the Ariel Foundation, KPAC and the Grand Hotel, bringing year round living history to our community. The Series a donation based, so you, your family, students and friends learn about history that goes well beyond what you read in books. All donations go directly to the performers who bring historical people to life and the opening act that sets the mood for the program. At the end of each presentation the presenter will answer questions from the audience.
Opening the program will be Desmond Wall playing acoustic music of the era. The program is held in the lower level of the Grand Hotel and doors open at 6 PM to accommodate those with special needs.
For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.