November Presentations

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road–in person or virtually–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:

Matinee Idols: Hollywood’s Leading Men
Tues., Nov. 9, 2021, 12pm-1pm CST
CJE SeniorLife
Free Online Program via Zoom
From charismatic leads to memorable crooners, Hollywood’s studio bombshells often worked alongside top matinee idols of the day. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the histories of various matinee idols, some of Hollywood’s top leading men, and their legacies today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

James Dean: Hollywood’s Rebel
Tues., Nov. 16, 2021, 7pm-8pm CST
Palatine Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Hailing from the Heartland, James Dean’s expressive persona and dedication to method acting cemented his legacy as a Hollywood icon gone too soon. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about Dean’s career, his influence upon pop culture, and his legacy today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Hollywood Style: Icons of Fashion
Weds., Nov. 17, 2021, 7pm-8pm CST
Fremont Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Classic Hollywood stars and the fashions they wore both on-screen and off were influential style choices for moviegoers around the world. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the daring wardrobe choices and revolutionary makeup innovations of the stars as well as their legacies today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

The Roaring Twenties: From Silents to Sound
Mon., Nov. 22, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm CST
North Shore Senior Center
Online Program via Zoom
The 1920s were a great period of transition for the United States and the filmmaking industry. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the early film industry of the 1920s, some of its top stars, technological innovations, and influential films. 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.

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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