• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 05-05-2021 to 05-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Bob Hope came to America as a child from England and in a career that spanned 80 years, found unparalleled fame and success in every branch of American entertainment: vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, film, recordings, and live performances. Join us as we survey and study the amazing career of this legendary comedian through film, TV, and radio... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-11-2021 to 05-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    For more than seven decades, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks made America laugh—either through their remarkable solo careers or their legendary partnership. Whether together or apart, they were giants of American comedy, who basically conquered every field they entered, whether television, movies, Broadway, or records. This presentation will examine their... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-18-2021 to 05-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Although best known for the musical Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser's career included many well-known songs in a career that encompassed popular song, Hollywood films, and several stage musicals. This course will explore Loesser's brilliant lyrics and music by reviewing his career using a multimedia approach that will include many performance clips, including... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-08-2021 to 06-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Rock music exploded on the big screen when Bill Haley & the Comets sang “Rock Around the Clock” in 1955. Frenzied teenagers danced in the aisles amid reports of violence and vandalism at theaters around the world. Rock’s notoriety would end up contributing to its appeal and Hollywood, recognizing the power of the teen audience, would begin to... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 06-16-2021 to 06-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), A Letter to Three Wives (1949), All About Eve (1950), and The Barefoot Contessa (1954) are just some of the classic films written, produced, and directed by this monumental figure in American film history. Through a wide array of film clips, this course will examine his life, career, family, and legacy as a true... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-17-2021 to 06-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Several years in the making, Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey presented an epic vision of human history using dazzling special effects and music to become one of the most influential films of all time. This course will discuss the development of the film and concurrent novel written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and its reception over... read more
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