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Who We Are
This site is run by, and for, alumni of a school that began as the Professional Children’s School which changed its name to the Lawlor Professional School and finally became Mar-Ken School.
About this History
Follow the history of a Hollywood child actors private school that went by three different names; Professional Children’s School, Lawlor Professionals School, and finally Mar-Ken School.
Meet Viola Foss Lawlor
With the Hollywood Conservatory of Music and Arts (the Hollywood Professional School) slowly transitioning from a music school to more of an academic institution in the early 1920’s, a dynamic woman arrived with her family from New York: Mrs. Viola Foss Lawlor.