Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

A Brief History of Oscar


I will be at the Wilmette Public Library on Sunday, February 10 to give a lecture titled “A Brief History of Oscar.” It will be an hour-long overview of the history of the Academy Awards featuring clips from movies (ranging from 1927’s Sunrise to 2009’s The Hurt Locker) that illustrate what Oscar-winners reflect about both the Hollywood film industry and American society at large. The fun begins at 2:00 PM. I can’t guarantee that Don and Melanie will be there but you never know. Don’t you dare miss it!

More info can be found in the Wilmette Library’s Off the Shelf newsletter:



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