Actress Marsha Mason Visits Los Alamos Rotary Club

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and her husband Robert Hull with actress Marsha Mason Tuesday at the Rotary Club meeting in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Actress Marsha Mason shares aspects of her acting career and talks about the ‘Resting in the River’ natural products she creates at her certified organic farm in Abiquiu. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarians gather at the Dixie Girl Restaurant Tuesday and listen to guest speaker Marsha Mason. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff report

Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Marsha Mason spoke at Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Mason shared details of her acting career and entrepreneurial experiences at her organic farm in Abiquiu.

She earned Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for her performances in Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh. She also is known for starring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge and directing television programs.

Mason, 72, was married to playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon from 1973 to 1981 and recently co-starred on Broadway in Michael Jacob’s play “Impressionism,” along with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen.

She told Rotarians Tuesday that actress Shirley MacLaine first made her aware of property available in Abiquiu. The land had sat idle for many years. Mason bought it and nurtured it back to life. Utilizing biodynamic farming methods, she restored the earth’s fertile depths and created her own working, certified organic farm. She is now a successful entrepreneur producing “Resting in the River” Natural Products on her farm.

Her 247-acre property runs along a two-mile stretch of the Rio Chama and also has ponds. The property is complete with outbuildings, two greenhouses, equipment, important water rights, and rain harvest and irrigation systems. A 3,252 square-foot equipment barn is heated with an office, kitchen and shower and is OSHA certified for workers, she said.

Mason explained that in her “Resting in the River” products, she uses only holistic, biodynamic principles that are “in alignment with nature’s innate rhythms and enhanced by the work of human hands.

Mason brought along some of her natural products Tuesday to share with Rotary Club members.  

Find out more about Mason’s “Resting in the River” Natural Products here.

Actress Marsha Mason answers questions following her talk at Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary President Linda Hull introduces Marsha Mason. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary guest Devorah Gavron, center, speaks with actress Marsha Mason following Mason’s presentation Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Marsha Mason’s natural products created in Abiquiu include Herbal Wellness Boost Juice, Chill Factor and Immune Support as well as Body & Bath Products and Healing Hydration Mists among other items. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



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