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2017-18 Season Lectures

Hooray for Hollywood 2

The Films of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10am (Part 1)
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10am (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby have each been described as the most important entertainer of the 20th century. Separately, they enjoyed massive successes; together in their trademark Road to ... films, they enjoyed an unparalleled level of audience appeal. To know American popular culture is to know Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

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Hooray for Hollywood 3

The Films of Gary Cooper

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10am (Part 1)
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

A tall, laconic everyman, Gary Cooper thrilled audiences with his all-American good looks in every kind of film: romance, adventure, comedy and western. Whether in High Noon, Friendly Persuasion, A Farewell to Arms, Lives of a Bengal Lancer or as Sergeant York, Lou Gehrig, Mr. Deeds or John Doe, Gary Cooper was the prototypical American star.

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Hooray for Hollywood 1

The Films of Orson Welles

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10am (Part 1)
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10am (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

He was the original boy genius. Following quick success in radio and theater, he starred in and directed his very first film, Citizen Kane, which would become an unrepeatable triumph. His meteoric rise and astonishingly long career included other great achievements, but what could follow Citizen Kane? Let's find out . . . 

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