December 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:

A Classic Television Christmas
Tues., Dec. 6, 2022, 7pm-8pm CT
Mid-Continent Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
As television grew in popularity, so did the seasonal Christmas special. Many classic television shows would portray their beloved characters celebrating the holidays and entertaining special guests–including Santa! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about classic television Christmas shows and what made them special. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas: Part I
Thurs., Dec. 8, 2022, 6pm-7pm ET (IN-PERSON)
Hancock County Public Library 
900 W McKenzie Rd, Greenfield, IN 46140
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

Scrooge Through the Years
Tues., Dec. 13, 1pm-2:30pm CT (IN-PERSON)
Oakton Community College
7701 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol inspired many film adaptations and notable portrayals of his novella’s protagonist, Scrooge. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents various classic iterations of A Christmas Carol, memorable moments and portrayals, as well as the legacy of Scrooge and Dickens today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas: Part I
Tues., Dec. 13, 2022, 7pm-8pm CT
Chestnut Square at The Glen 
Online Program via Zoom 
Ring in the holidays with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

A Classic Hollywood Christmas: Part II
Thurs., Dec. 15, 2022, 7pm-8pm CT
Chestnut Square at The Glen 
Online Program via Zoom 
Keep spreading Christmas cheer with some classic movie magic! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a continued discussion of the history of several beloved holiday classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, memorable performances, and the legacies of these films today. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

A Classic Television Christmas
Fri., Dec. 16, 2022, 7pm-8pm CT
Lisle Public Library
Free Online Program via Zoom
As television grew in popularity, so did the seasonal Christmas special. Many classic television shows would portray their beloved characters celebrating the holidays and entertaining special guests–including Santa! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about classic television Christmas shows and what made them special. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER HERE.

A Classic Television Christmas
Weds., Dec. 21, 2022, 2pm-3pm CT (IN-PERSON)
Dickinson Hall 
100 E Old Mill Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
As television grew in popularity, so did the seasonal Christmas special. Many classic television shows would portray their beloved characters celebrating the holidays and entertaining special guests–including Santa! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about classic television Christmas shows and what made them special. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. PRIVATE EVENT.

Dynamic Duos: Classic Comedy Partnerships
Tues., Dec. 27, 2023, 9am-10am CT (IN-PERSON)
Patty Turner Center
375 Elm St, Deerfield, IL 60015
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 early comedy’s top partnerships, including Abbott & Costello, Burns & Allen, Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, and more. The program will include a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. The registration link will be made available closer to the presentation date. PRIVATE EVENT.

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