An experienced and sought-after public speaker, Margaret Leslie Davis has delivered addresses at many prestigious forums including the New York Public Library, the White House Historical Association and the National Gallery of Art.
Museums, Universities, Libraries, Historic Venues
and Independent Bookstores:
- History Happy Hour [WATCH SAMPLE VIDEO]
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
- New York Public Library, New York, NY
- White House Historical Association, Washington, DC
- The French Cultural Embassy, The Albertine, New York, NY
- New York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York, NY
- Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA
- J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
- The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
- Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
- Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
- Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
- Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
- Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
- Library of Congress, Washington, DC
- Georgetown University, Washington, DC
- University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
- University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, CA
- Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
- University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
- Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA
- Occidental College, Pasadena, CA
- Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
- Beverly Hills Public Library, Beverly Hills, CA
- Charles E. Young Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- California Club, Los Angeles, CA
- The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
- Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA
- Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena, CA
- Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA
- Daughters of the American Revolution, Hollywood, CA
- Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Bel-Air, CA
- Fourth World Congress on Art Deco, Los Angeles, CA
- The Da Camera Society, Los Angeles, CA
- Beverly Hills Historical Society, Beverly Hills, CA
- Lambda-Alpha, Los Angeles, CA
- The Ebell of Los Angeles, CA
- Alliance Francaise, San Francisco, CA
- Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
- The Last Book Store, Los Angeles, CA
- Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA
- Dutton’s, Los Angeles, CA
- Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA
- Barnes and Noble, Century City, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, CA
- Macy’s Pasadena Plaza, CA
- Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR
- Books a Million, Florence, AL
- Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
- Politics and Prose, Washington DC
Margaret Leslie Davis, Live Stream, Boston Athenæum, February 9, 2021, from
Margaret Leslie Davis Live Streaming via Zoom From Los Angeles, Smithsonian Museum, Dec 14, 2020.
Smithsonian Associates Lecture Series – “How The Mona Lisa Conquered America” by Margaret Leslie Davis.
Davis with Los Angeles Times Business Reporter Roger Vincent moments before the lighting of the Lindbergh Beacon, in honor of the Art Deco treasure's 90th birthday.
MARGARET LESLIE DAVIS
Bestselling author Margaret Leslie Davis, a passionate chronicler of Los Angeles history, has a new tale to tell from her latest book “The Lost Gutenberg,” the never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible and its life-changing impact on the fanatical few who were lucky enough to possess it. Among the obsessed owners was Los Angeles oil heiress Estelle Doheny, whose legendary book collection matched her husband Edward's oil empire in value before it was scattered in a monumental betrayal. Hear Davis' account of the greed, mania, and rapture that carried this famous book through five centuries and enjoy fine French cuisine served in the loggia of a stunning Mediterranean home surrounded by lush gardens.
Tech Rehearsal, Boston Athenæum, February 9, 2021.
The new edition of Mona Lisa in Camelot was part of the official gift to French President Emmanuel Macron during his state visit in April, 2018. Photograph courtesy of the White House Historical Association.
Guest speakers Margaret Leslie Davis and ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library for the luncheon hosted by the White House Historical Association in honor of its founder First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Margaret Leslie Davis on the dais with Mona Lisa in Camelot, July 25, 2019, New York City.
Margaret Leslie Davis speaking at the historic Decatur House, a National Trust Historic site, Washington D.C.
Margaret Leslie Davis speaking at the gala celebration prior to the historic tower lighting of Bullocks Wilshire.
Bullocks Wilshire at twilight, December 20, 2019.
The author during her lecture series with The Lost Gutenberg, from Penguin Random House, Town Hall, Pasadena.