November Presentations


Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations–presently virtual–range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual performers.

Below is a listing of upcoming presentations and screenings for Hometowns to Hollywood. Attendance is free of charge unless otherwise noted.

To learn more about booking Hometowns to Hollywood at your organization, click here.

Based on the Book: From Page to Picture
Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020, 7pm-8pm CST
Palatine Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Many classic films were inspired by books, with movie studios putting their own “Hollywood touch” on the story. What compelled studios to create these films and make changes? Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about classic films based upon books as well as a discussion of comparisons between the text and film. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Hollywood Kitchen: Janet Gaynor
Sun., Nov. 15, 2020, 1pm PST/4pm EST
Free Online Program via Facebook Live
Hollywood Kitchen recreates the recipes of classic film stars, while also discussing their lives and careers and celebrating their legacies. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, host and film historian Karie Bible and guest film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek will be making Janet Gaynor’s New England Pumpkin Pie! Tune in via Facebook Live. ENJOY THE PRESENTATION HERE.
Note: The presentation will also be made available via YouTube once recorded.

Hometowns to Hollywood: The Marx Brothers
Tues., Nov. 24, 2020, 9am-10am CST
Patty Turner Center
Free Online Program via Zoom
Go behind the scenes of classic Hollywood history with Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek, as you learn about the lives and legacies of the legendary Marx Brothers comedy team. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. ENJOY THE PRESENTATION HERE.

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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1 Response to November Presentations

  1. You certainly are a busy woman. I hope to fit in some of these presentations.

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