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Senior Social: Chicago: The First Hollywood

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Age Group:

Adult , Seniors
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Our Senior Socials have gone virtual! Before the film industry moved west, it was rooted in Chicago. Join film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about the film industry’s early days in Chicago and the legacies of these studios and stars.

All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please check your spam or junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox. For additional instructions on accessing Zoom with Apple and Android devices or your personal computer, click here

As an attendee at this webinar, you will be in ‘view and listen only’ mode, so you will not be seen or heard. The presenter will have video and audio, and there will be a chat function where attendees can type questions or comments.

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.