Event—Adult Education

The Irish in Hollywood


Join film historian Annette Bochenek as she explores a selection of classic films paying tribute to Ireland.

Maureen O'Hara, 1947. Source: Dell Publishing, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Class Description

The films of Hollywood’s Golden Age offered many depictions and talents from Ireland. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she explores a selection of the studio system’s top stars and classic films that paid tribute to Ireland. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.

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.

Materials List

No required materials and no first reading assignment.

Cost and Registration

One session, $50 ($45 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

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