Invite “Hometowns to Hollywood” to hit the road and come your way!
Program Description: Go behind the scenes of classic Hollywood history with Hometowns to Hollywood! Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek takes you on the road to visit the hometowns of classic Hollywood stars through her series of highly informative and engaging presentations. Annette’s experiences traveling to the hometowns of classic film stars bolster her discussions of the lives of the classic Hollywood elite, while celebrating their lives and legacies in their respective hometowns and beyond. Annette is thrilled to offer audiences this especially significant “walk” in the footsteps of Hollywood stars through photos, videos, and captivating stories.
“Hometowns to Hollywood” is sure to be an exciting experience for teens, adults, and seniors. Moreover, Annette can adapt her presentations to suit the interests of her audiences in the best way possible.
“Hometowns to Hollywood” presentations are delivered in one of two varieties:
- 60-minute Themed Presentation (60-min. presentation), $200. This involves a multimedia presentation of the themed topic at hand. Presentations include photos, videos and/or audio clips. Optional memorabilia display offered at no additional cost.
- 60-minute Profile Presentation (60-min. presentation), $200. This involves a multimedia presentation and discussion of an actor’s early years, career highlights, and later accomplishments, as well as a discussion of his/her hometown and legacy. Presentations include photos, videos and/or audio clips. Optional memorabilia display offered at no additional cost.
All programs are available either in-person or virtually.
Biography: Dr. Annette Bochenek is an archivist, film historian, and avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the “Hometowns to Hollywood” blog, in which she profiles her trips to the hometowns of classic Hollywood stars. She also hosts a film series by the same name. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is president of the Windy City Film Fanatics. A regular columnist for Turner Classic Movies, Classic Movie Hub and Silent Film Quarterly, her articles have also appeared in Nostalgia Digest, The Dark Pages Film Noir Newsletter, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.