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2023 Seminars

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Bob Furmanek presents Restoring Jack and the Beanstalk


Friday May 26 10 a.m.

Bob Furmanek of the 3D Film Archive presents the process of restoring Abbott and Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk, a Cinecolor film relegated to the public domain and shown for years in washed-out, scratched and faded condition. The new restoration is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Classicflix.


Mark Kratzner presents Red Skelton, MGM's Clown


Friday May 26 11 a.m.

Mark Kratzner, the curator of the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, presents an overview of Red Skelton's film career. 


Steven C. Smith presents Max Steiner


Friday May 26 12 p.m.

Steven C. Smith is the author of Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer who has been nominated for four Emmys for his documentary work. He presents a talk that includes rare audio of Max, photos and clips, including famous film scenes shown with and without score.


Richard Barrios chats with Caroline Breder-Watts

Friday May 26 4 p.m.

Richard Barrios is an award winning author whose expertise in musical films is undeniable. He has written several books on the topic including A Song in the Dark, Dangerous RhythmMust-See Musicals and West Side Story. He also wrote Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall and his latest book On Marilyn Monroe: An Opinionated Guide. Columbus Moving Picture Show podcast producer Caroline Breder-Watts will do a live interview with Barrios.

Manny Pacheco presents Forgotten Hollywood

Saturday May 27 10 a.m.


West Coast broadcaster and author Manny Pacheco will be presenting fascinating stories about Hollywood’s Golden Age. The stars of these tales are the character actors of many films, the supporting players whose names appear below the titles of films. Among the profiles: Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Arthur Lake and Van Heflin.


Pacheco has enjoyed much success through his Forgotten Hollywood Book Series, included in the library collections of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Heritage Museum, and American Film Institute. He also has a weekly podcast called Manny Pacheco's Forgotten Hollywood on Spotify. A Southern California television and radio personality for over three decades, Manny appeared on NBC's Santa Barbara and co-hosted the Daytime Emmy-nominated In Studio on Los Angeles. He is currently a weekend traffic anchor on KNX News 97.1 FM in Southern California.

Caleb Boyd presents Oscar Levant


Saturday May 27 12 p.m.

Caleb Boyd, an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa, presents a seminar on the life and work of Oscar Levant, whose talent playing the piano and wit allowed him to permeate the stage, radio and big and small screens. 

Nick Santa Maria presents Abbott and Costello


Saturday May 27 1 p.m.

Actor Nick Santa Maria (Biffle from Biffle and Shooster) and co-author of The Annotated Abbott and Costello: A Complete Viewer's Guide to the Comedy Team and Their 38 Films discusses the legacy of Abbott and Costello and shows clips of the team in action. 


Radio on the Lake Theatre presents OTR Workshop

Saturday May 27 2 p.m.


Radio on the Lake Theatre presents a mini workshop on old time radio theater with a brief lecture, sound effects demonstration and a live recreation of the alien invasion scene of War of the Worlds with audience participation. 

Radio on the Lake Theatre is a professional 501c3 theater company specifically dedicated to the creative development and educational outreach of the audio arts.

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