The Ebell of Los Angeles is a women’s club housed in a complex in the Mid-Wilshire section of Los Angeles, California. It includes a clubhouse building and the renowned 1,270-seat Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
The complex has been owned and operated since 1927 by the Ebell of Los Angeles women’s club, which was formed in Los Angeles in 1894 or 1897. Since 1927, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre has hosted musical performances and lectures by world leaders and top artists. Among other events, the Ebell was the site of aviator Amelia Earhart‘s last public appearance before attempting the 1937 around-the-world flight during which she disappeared. It is also the place where Judy Garland was discovered while performing as Baby Frances Gumm in the 1930s.