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Invite “Hometowns to Hollywood” hit the road and come your way! 

My 11907132_10206426211951521_599637791026208950_nexperiences traveling to the hometowns of classic film stars translate wonderfully into fun, engaging, and highly informative presentations. Most recently, I was featured on Turner Classic Movies, while my “Hometowns to Hollywood” series debuted at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library as a three-part installment. While many film historians focus upon a star’s life after he or she gained fame, I take a unique step further into the past and illustrate a star’s life before Hollywood. Because I actually travel to these hometown locations, I am able to credibly discuss how a specific legacy is evident within the star’s hometown. I am thrilled to offer audiences this especially significant ”walk” in the star’s footsteps through photos, videos, and captivating stories.

My first show paid tribute to Irene Dunne, while the next highlighted Carole Lombard, and my third installment profiled the life and legacy of Tyrone Power. The Tyrone Power tribute, in particular, involved the appearance of a very special guest–his daughter, Taryn. Each presentation was followed by a screening of a film starring the actor profiled, as well as a raffle.

“Hometowns to Hollywood” is sure to be an exciting experience for teens, adults, and seniors. Whether it’s for a school, library, senior center, or other special gathering, I adapt my presentation to suit your specific audience in the best way possible. My enthusiasm for classic cinema and all things Golden Age Hollywood are sure to delight. Best of all, I make Golden Age Hollywood interactive by displaying my own memorabilia relating to the profiled star, and weaving thoughtful audience participation into my presentations.

“Hometowns to Hollywood” presentations may be delivered in one of three varieties:

  1. 30-minute session. This involves a discussion of the star’s early years, career highlights, later accomplishments, as well as a discussion of his or her hometown and how their legacy has been preserved there. I provide a visual component of scarce and popular photos, as well as a raffle of a film highlighting his or her best or more rare work. Additionally, I will display memorabilia relating to the actor or actress at hand.
  2. 60-minute session. This involves a discussion of the star’s early years, career highlights, later accomplishments, as well as a discussion of his or her hometown and how their legacy has been preserved there. I provide a visual component of scarce and popular photos, video and/or audio clips, as well as a raffle of a film highlighting his or her best or more rare work. Additionally, I will display memorabilia relating to the actor or actress at hand.
  3. 120-minute session. This involves a discussion of the star’s early years, career highlights, later accomplishments, as well as a discussion of his or her hometown and how their legacy has been preserved there. I provide a visual component of scarce and popular photos, and whet the audience’s appetite for the screening of a 90-minute film, featuring the star. I will also raffle off a film highlighting his or her best or more rare work. Additionally, I will display memorabilia relating to the actor or actress at hand.

In order to coordinate an event or reach out to me, the best way to contact me is via email at abochenek01@gmail.com or via phone at 847-704-2758. I am more than delighted to share my passion for Golden Age Hollywood with all audiences!

Warmly,

Annette Bochenek

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