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Crocker, Keith 3-D MOVIES - Comin' at Ya! History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
When Hollywood received competition from the television studios in the 1950's, they pulled out a secret weapon called 3-D. Wearing a pair of blue and red cardboard glasses literally allowed the images on the movie screen to jump right off the screen and right into the audiences lap. 3-D was a process that was far from perfect, but for a brief period of time it was a rage country wide and gave some new excitement to the idea of going to the movies. Recently, 3-D has re-emerged and is again gaining in popularity and giving the couch potato audience a reason to rise out of their seats and come back to the movies. This program is one of the most complete you'll ever see in regards to the history of 3-D films and it includes a memorabilia show including posters and stills, plus a DVD presentation of trailers for films originally shot in 3-D. NEW 2012
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith Ed Wood - Hollywood's Worst Filmmaker, or Misunderstood Genius? Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Ed Wood the man who directed the infamous and unintentionally funny Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been accused of being Hollywood's worst filmmaker but is this criticism fair? In this program, we explore the life of Ed Wood, from his days as a marine Corporal during WWII were he served in the battle of Tarawa to his career as a screenwriter in Hollywood, penning such classics as The Bride & The Beast (1958) and later working his way to directing cult classics as Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) and Night of the Ghouls (1959). Woods somewhat autobiographical Glenn or Glenda (1953) explored his passion for dressing like a woman. Writer Jim Morton said of Ed Wood; Eccentric and individualistic, Edward D. Wood, Jr. was a man born to film. Lesser men, if forced to make movies under the conditions Wood faced, would have thrown up their hands in defeat. As a bonus, we will also explore other filmmakers whose works are so bad it proves that Ed Wood was actually quite ahead of his time.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith HAMMER HORROR - British horror films of the 1960's History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hammer films of England produced some of the most exciting and colorful horror films ever made. They also created a star factory that included the likes of Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings) and Peter Cushing (Star Wars). Known for their lavish production values, splashes of gruesome viscera, and strong sense of sensuality, they redefined the genre in a way that still leaves it's mark on the current horror and sci-fi cinema of today. Join me for this introspective journey through the career of Hammer film studios, all the way through their humble poverty row productions of the 1940's through their shot to international recognition as the masters of horror and science fiction in the 1960's. Comes complete with a vintage memorabilia presentation plus a 16mm showing of a digest version of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). A must when booking for the Halloween season of September/October.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith Peter Lorre : Hollywood's Unsung Master of Mayhem History,
Media- Film,
Visual Arts- Other
Another entry for the Halloween season. Join us as we unmask thriller film legend Peter Lorre and we explore his life from his earliest days in Hungary where he was known under his real name Laszlo Lowenstein to his rise to stardom in Germany and his ultimate transformation into Hollywood boogeyman. We also explore Lorre's A list work including Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. We'll talk about his working relationships with fellow actors Humphrey Bogart and Sidney Greenstreet as well as his troubled personnel life and bouts with depression and alcohol. We'll be watching a plethora of film clips as well as viewing a mountain of memorabilia. This is another must have presentation.
$101- $200
Bram, Lance Photo and Visual Journaling for Teens Media- Photography,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You will create your own Visual journal by expressing your own creativity with use of photos, drawings, memorabilia. Participants will bring in their own photos or a USB. Can use the internet to print out photos and words, or photocopy photos from magazines/books.
Up to $100
Kass, Barry Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and classical Greeks History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Through his beautiful photographs, Anthropologist-Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience on a journey back in time to the Aegean and the land of the ancient Minoans, Mycenaeans, and the classical Greeks, the founders of Western Civilization. We will explore the fortress of Mycenae, the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete, and the magnificent sites of classical Greece, including Athens and the Parthenon, Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, the theater of Epidaurus, as well as the great Grecian cities of Asia Minor, including Miletus, Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, Didyma, and Troy of Homeric legend, will be illustrated and described.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith Carol Burnett - The Grand Dame of Comedy Media- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater
Carol Burnett - The Grand Dame of Comedy: From her humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas to her instant fame on Broadway in Once Upon A Mattress, Carol Burnett is best known for taking television by storm first on The Garry Moore Show and later on her own eleven season Emmy award winning variety program. Join us as we recount the history of Carol Burnett, from her troubles with alcoholic parents to her continued success in television. We will screen clips from her TV show plus see interviews with Carol and the cast including Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence. Yes, this the program you've been waiting for.
$101- $200
Feingold, Richard The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$201- $350
Siy, Alexandra Author & Photographer Alexandra Siy Literature- Authors,
Media- Photography,
Science
Author and Photographer Alexandra Siy launches children of all ages on an outer space adventure. Using her award-winning space titles as a launch pad, children will travel to the Moon, Mars, the outer planets, and interstellar space. Stories, 3D photography, short video, and sound will inspire young readers to explore their place in the Universe. Libraries can choose to focus on an active game themed program where children move as they learn how astronauts navigated on the Moon, or an artistic themed program where children create a postcard from space.
$351- $500
Kass, Barry Travels in Turkey History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
A traveler who explores the beautiful Aegean coastline of Turkey, known in antiquity as Asia Minor, will find some of the most spectacular ruined cities of the ancient Greeks. Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass' photos and descriptions will take the audience to such places as Miletus, Pergamon, and Ephesus, as well as the mystical Temple of Apollo at Didyma. We will also explore the site of ancient Troy, including a replica of the Trojan Horse, described in Homer's Iliad. The international city of Istanbul, known during Byzantine times as Constantinople, will provide us will an incredible variety of photogenic scenes, including views of the city from the Golden Horn of the Bosporus straits, the Haghia Sophia Church, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I.
$201- $350
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