February 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:

The Women Who Built Hollywood
Thurs., Feb. 3, 2022, 12pm-1pm CST
Northbrook Woman’s Club 
Free Online Program via Zoom
Women have been highly influential in the film industry ever since the Silent Era, both on-screen and off. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about the lives and legacies of some of classic Hollywood’s incredible female directors and stars, who possessed a keen sense of business acumen and innovation during the early days of the film industry. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

Hollywood Valentine: Married in the Movies
Mon., Feb. 7, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm CST
Crete Public Library District
Free Online Program via Zoom
Love is in the air in classic Hollywood! Many beloved Hollywood classics featured wedding scenes across a broad range of film genres. In real life, many film stars also happened to have high-profile and eagerly anticipated weddings. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about memorable classic film wedding moments, both on the screen and off. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Silent Film Night: Harrison Ford & The Nervous Wreck (1926)
Tues., Feb. 8, 2022, 7:30pm CST
Arcada Theatre (IN-PERSON)
105 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Henry Williams, out in Arizona looking for a cure for his imaginary ills, stops at the ranch of Jud Morgan, and decides to stay. Jud’s daughter, Sally, attracts his attention, although she is engaged to be married to Sheriff Bob Wells. What happens next? Join Chicago’s Premiere Organist Jay Warren and Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a special presentation about the film and its stars along with live musical accompaniment. Tickets are $10 per person. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Hollywood Valentine: Married in the Movies
Thurs., Feb. 10, 2022, 7pm-8pm CST
Rolling Meadows Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Love is in the air in classic Hollywood! Many beloved Hollywood classics featured wedding scenes across a broad range of film genres. In real life, many film stars also happened to have high-profile and eagerly anticipated weddings. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about memorable classic film wedding moments, both on the screen and off. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Hollywood Valentine: Married in the Movies
Mon., Feb. 14, 2022, 3-4pm EST
Bronxville Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Love is in the air in classic Hollywood! Many beloved Hollywood classics featured wedding scenes across a broad range of film genres. In real life, many film stars also happened to have high-profile and eagerly anticipated weddings. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about memorable classic film wedding moments, both on the screen and off. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Hollywood Valentine: Married in the Movies
Tues., Feb. 15, 2022, 6:30-7:30pm CST
Joliet Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
Love is in the air in classic Hollywood! Many beloved Hollywood classics featured wedding scenes across a broad range of film genres. In real life, many film stars also happened to have high-profile and eagerly anticipated weddings. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about memorable classic film wedding moments, both on the screen and off. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Based on the Book: From Page to Picture Pt II
Thurs., Feb. 17, 2022, 7pm-8pm CST
Flossmoor 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 for a continued discussion of additional 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.

Hometowns to Hollywood: The Marx Brothers
Mon., Feb. 21, 2022, 10am-11am CST
North Shore Senior Center 
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. The center charges $12 for members and $17 for non-members. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Geek Talks: Hollywood Style Icons
Tues., Feb. 22, 2022, 6pm-7pm EST
Escape Velocity Brewing (IN-PERSON)
405 Sagamore Pkwy S Suite A2, Lafayette, IN 47905
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. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Jack Benny: An Illinois Original
Weds., Feb. 23, 2022, 8pm-9pm EST
Hometowns to Hollywood Eventbrite
Online Program via Zoom
In the early days of comedy and beyond, many top-notch classic comediennes have made audiences laugh. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the funny women of film, television, and radio, including Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, and more. 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. Tickets are $10 per person. Use promo code HALFOFF for a 50% discount. PURCHASE TICKETS 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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