Movies – Find Out What Movies Were Like During the Great Depression – Pasadena Weekendr
When you think of the Great Depression, you probably think of the hardships Americans had to go through while dealing with the years-long effects of the infamous stock market crash of 1929.
As it turns out, the era produced some of Hollywood’s greatest masterpieces as Americans rushed to escape dark realities and lose themselves in the fantasies of the silver screen.
Learn more about the great movies of that time at a Pasadena Senior Center Masters Class on Tuesday, January 26, at 2 p.m.
This webinar is the third in “The History of American Movies” series which started on January 12 and is on every Tuesday up to February 23 for the winter term.
The Masters Series, an adult education program, is designed to increase understanding of national and international issues, the arts, other cultures, the community, and the individual.
With a focus on “understanding,” courses within the series are presented by local university faculty and experts. Each term provides a wonderful opportunity for both Pasadena Senior Center members and non-members to learn and discuss among themselves while staying at home.
On Tuesday, Dr. Jonathan Kuntz, a film historian and widely respected expert on Hollywood cinema and the development of the studio system, will discuss Hollywood in the Great Depression.
The whole “History of American Movies” series deals with the American film industry from the birth of Hollywood at the turn of the 20th century through the challenges facing film-making and distribution today.
It will be on Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. and is intended for people 50 years and older.
Members will pay $90 to register, and non-members will pay $105.
To sign up, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/