December 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 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

A Classic Hollywood Christmas
Tues., Dec. 1, 2020, 7-8pm CST
St. Charles Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

The History of the Hollywood Musical
Tues., Dec. 7, 2020, 1-2:30pm CST
North Shore Senior Center
Online Program via Zoom
While musicals have their roots on the stage, their transition to the big screen took Hollywood by storm. At the same time, it also presented many challenges for the film industry. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of classic Hollywood musicals, some of the top musical stars, and more. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. The center charges $12 for members and $17 for non-members. REGISTER HERE.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas
Thurs., Dec. 10, 2020, 7-8pm CST
Windy City Film Fanatics
Free Online Program via Zoom
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas
Tues., Dec. 15, 2020, 7-8pm CST
Winnetka-Northfield Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas
Weds., Dec. 16, 2020, 1-2pm CST
Patty Turner Center
Free Online Program via Zoom
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. The registration link will be made available closer to the date of the presentation.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas
Weds., Dec. 16, 2020, 7-8pm CST
Lemont Public Library District
Free Online Program via Zoom
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER 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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