Chicago: The First Hollywood

September 29, 2022 <m>(Thursday)

Event Details

Chicago: The First Hollywood
Thurs., Sept. 29, 2022, 7pm-8pm CT
Online Program via Zoom

Before the film industry moved West, it was firmly rooted in Chicago. Its key players included Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, "Broncho Billy" Anderson, and many more. Join film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about the film industry's early days in Chicago, as she discusses former silent film studios in Chicago, film stars who worked in Chicago, and the legacies of these studios and stars today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. This event is scheduled to celebrate Silent Movie Day. Tickets are $10. BUY TICKETS HERE.

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