Events

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:

Bad Boys & Girls: The Characters We Love to Hate
Fri., May 29, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Rd, Northfield, IL 60093
While many classic film characters are honorable or heroic, others were certainly the opposite. Learn Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation on the stellar performances of actors who portrayed some of the not-so-nice characters in classic Hollywood cinema—the characters who audiences loved to hate. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.

Ladies of Laughter: Great Comediennes
Sat., May 30, 2020, 2pm-3pm
Oak Brook Public Library
600 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
In the early days of comedy and beyond, many top-notch 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.

Supper Clubs of Chicago
Weds., July 22, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm
North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Rd, Northfield, IL 60093
Decades ago, the Chicago area was home to a variety of historic supper clubs, often housed in historic hotels. Audiences were treated to a glamorous evening out and were entertained by some of the top stars of the day. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek and learn about some of the historic supper club venues from the Chicago area’s storied past, in addition to a discussion of some of the beloved talents who performed there. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.

Based on the Book: From Page to Picture
Thurs., Aug. 6, 2020, 7pm-8pm
Rolling Meadows Library
3110 Martin Ln., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Decades ago, the Chicago area was home to a variety of historic supper clubs, often housed in historic hotels. Audiences were treated to a glamorous evening out and were entertained by some of the top stars of the day. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek and learn about some of the historic supper club venues from the Chicago area’s storied past, in addition to a discussion of some of the beloved talents who performed there. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.

Dynamic Duos: Comedic Partnerships
Tues., Aug. 25, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cook Memorial Public Library District
413 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
Whether over the airwaves or on the silver screen, the classic comedy genre benefited from many beloved comedic partnerships. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about early comedy’s top partnerships, including Abbott & Costello, Burns & Allen, Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, 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.

Dynamic Duos: Comedic Partnerships
Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020, 2pm-3pm
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Whether over the airwaves or on the silver screen, the classic comedy genre benefited from many beloved comedic partnerships. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about early comedy’s top partnerships, including Abbott & Costello, Burns & Allen, Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, 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.

Presentation Topic TBD
Tues., Oct. 13, 2020, 7pm-8pm
St. Anne’s Women’s Club
TBD, Barrington, IL 60010
The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

A Night at the Oscars
Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021, 7pm-8pm
Indian Trails Public Library District
355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
It’s time to get red carpet-ready! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the history of the Academy Awards and some of its memorable moments, while also profiling the Best Picture picks for this year. 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.

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