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Chicago: The First Hollywood

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Date: 11/4/2023
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
 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 of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.

   Library Location
Location: Meeting Room