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Hooray for Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood 1

The Films of James Cagney

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 1)
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

Born in New York, Cagney’s energy, physical deftness and remarkable flexibility enabled him to star as a crook or cop, dancer, flier, singer and even a cowboy. Whether you loved or hated him, he was the biggest star at Warner Bros. for a generation.

Hooray for Hollywood 2

Mavericks — The Independents and the Studio System

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 1)
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick and numerous others tried to beat the studio system by creating their own studios. Sometimes they failed disastrously, and sometimes they created films we still watch today.

Hooray for Hollywood 3

Films of the ’50s

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 1)
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10am or 2pm (Part 2)
Rick Harris, lecturer

As the studios faced the massive challenge of TV and the loss of their theatres, they found new stars, new technologies and even newer kinds of films.

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