Marc Librescu

I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Murrieta, California. 

Laguna Beach: Home to the Stars

When movie stars needed a place to get some peace and quiet away from the fishbowl of Hollywood, many chose to visit and some lived in Laguna Beach. With its proximity to the ocean, natural beauty and safe distance from inquisitive Hollywood reporters, Laguna Beach was the perfect place to get away from it all. Let's take a look at some of the notorious stars that have fallen in love with Laguna Beach... In 1931, author John Steinbeck and his wife, Carol, rented a room in Laguna Beach at 504 Pa

When the Most Dangerous Man in America Lived in Laguna Beach

Throughout its long history, Laguna Beach has been known for many things. It’s stunning coastline and wonderful Mediterranean climate have consistently made the city a popular place to live, work and vacation. At the turn of the 20th century, it was the home of Southern California plein air painting. In the decades that followed, it was a playground for the rich and famous, including many Hollywood stars.

Durlin Brayton and the History of Laguna Pottery

Laguna Beach is renowned for its long history as an artists’ colony. Perhaps not as well-known is the story of the emergence of Laguna Beach as a world-famous pottery and ceramics center. It all began in 1926, when Durlin Brayton, a California native and Chicago Art Institute graduate, acquired a parcel of land in Laguna Beach beside what is now South Coast Highway. After setting up a painting and sculpture shop in his home, he borrowed $300 from his father in 1927 and bought a kiln.
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