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Women From Hollywood¿s Golden Age: From Katharine Hepburn to Grace Kelly

Their beauty and presence filled the screen and defined a certain kind of woman in ways no one else ever had. Their impact on the movies and on us is still enormous. As stars, as actresses (is it the same?), as a certain way of being a woman in the world, they last in our memories. Why? We will look at six great women stars - iconic, luminescent figures who are completely different from one another, each an original, magnetic female presence. Focusing on one star per week, a film will be assigned to watch at home. In class, we will discuss the film, and watch clips from their other films, to take a broad look at their careers, films and lives. The actresses are:  Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor,  Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. Before  the first class, please watch The African Queen with Katharine Hepburn.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A familiarity with popular films featuring great actresses from Hollywood’s golden age
  • An understanding of the influence and impact these actresses have on American culture

Ideal for

  • Movie buffs
  • All members of the community– working, retired, and in between

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  • Fall 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Sep 25 - Nov 6
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location

      Midtown Center