In the early days of comedy and beyond, many top-notch classic 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 lecture-based presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories, with a Q&A at the end.
Dr. Annette Bochenek is an archivist, film historian, professor, and avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the “Hometowns to Hollywood” blog, in which she profiles her trips to the hometowns of classic Hollywood stars. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies.
No required materials and no first reading assignment.
Cost and Registration
One session. Registration: $50 ($45 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
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