Publications & Presentations

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Periodicals:

Guest Blogger Articles:

Interviews with Annette:

Presentations:

  • Arcada Theater Silent Comedy Film Festival, Arcada Theater,  (2018-Present)
    • “Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality! (1923); Laurel & Hardy in Liberty (1929)” (April 2019).
    • “Douglas Fairbanks in The Nut (1921)” (Mar. 2019).
    • “Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923)” (Jan. 2019).
    • “Laurel & Hardy in Big Business (1926); Buster Keaton in The General (1926)” (Dec. 2018).
    • “Silent All-Stars Night: Charlie Chaplin in A Day’s Pleasure (1919); Buster Keaton & Fatty Arbuckle in The Bell Boy (1918); and Harold Lloyd in High and Dizzy (1921)” (Nov. 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Film Series, Barrington Area Library (2018-Present):
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Leslie Caron & An American in Paris (1951)” (Apr. 2019).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Hugh Martin & Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)” (Dec. 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Film Series, Arlington Heights Memorial Library (2015-Present):
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Eleanor Powell & Born to Dance (1936)” (Apr. 2019).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: The Marx Brothers & A Night at the Opera (1935)” (Aug. 2018).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy & Sons of the Desert (1933)” (June 2018).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Bing Crosby & White Christmas (1954)” (Dec. 2017).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: June Allyson & Good News (1947)” (Aug. 2017).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Jane Powell & Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)” (July 2017).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Red Skelton & Bathing Beauty (1944)” (June 2017).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: James Stewart & It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)” (Dec. 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Myrna Loy & The Thin Man (1934)” (Nov. 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra & High Society (1956)” (May 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Lana Turner & Ziegfeld Girl (1941)” (Apr. 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Katharine Hepburn & Bringing Up Baby (1938),” (Apr. 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Tyrone Power & Love is News (1937)” (Nov. 2016).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Carole Lombard & My Man Godfrey (1936)” (Oct. 2015).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Irene Dunne & The Awful Truth (1937)” (Sept. 2015).
  • The Catlow Theater and Silent Film Society of Chicago Collaborations, Catlow Theater:
    • “Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921); Charlie Chaplin in The Kid (1921)” (April 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Palatine Public Library District:
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: The Silent Clowns; Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd” (May 2019).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: The Marx Brothers” (April 2019).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Laurel and Hardy” (Mar. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Lincolnwood Public Library:
    • “Chicago: The First Hollywood” (April 2019).
    • “Silent Clowns: Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd” (June 2018).
  • Regina Celebrates Reel Women Film Festival, Regina Dominican High School:
    • Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Introduction and Panel Discussion Moderator (April 2019).
    • After Parkland (2018) Panel Discussion Moderator (April 2019).
    • Wadjda (2012) Introduction and Panel Discussion Moderator (April 2019).
    • The Trouble With Angels (1966) Introduction and Panel Discussion Moderator (April 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Lake Bluff Public Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
    • “Chicago: The First Hollywood” (Sept. 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Cary Area Public Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, St. Charles Public Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Algonquin Area Public Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Park Ridge Public Library:
    • “An Afternoon at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Fremont Public Library:
    • “Chicago: The First Hollywood” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Niles-Maine District Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Prospect Heights Public Library:
    • “A Night at the Oscars” (Feb. 2019).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: The Marx Brothers” (Dec. 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Indian Trails Public Library District:
    • “Jack Benny: An Illinois Original” (Sept. 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Mount Prospect Public Library:
    • “Jack Benny: An Illinois Original” (July 2018).
  • Hometowns to Hollywood Presentations, Arlington Heights Women’s Club:
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: June Allyson” (Oct. 2017).
    • “Hometowns to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra” (Sept. 2016).
  • Chicago Art Deco Society:
    • “Fashions and Jewels of the Jazz Age” (May 2013).

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