Saturday, June 13, 2009

James Michener, Comedy in Film, Some Like It Hot

James Michener, Master Story Teller

Widely regarded as a storytelling phenomenon, Michener created works that have translated successfully to stage and film. Explore his life and some of his best known works including his Pulitzer Prize winning stories that became "South Pacific."

Comedy in Film

From silent films to the screwball comedies of the ‘30s to the works of directors such as Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot), film comedy holds a special place in American culture. Explore the best through lecture, film clips and lively discussions.

Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como

A trio of unique performers with vocal styles distinct and easily recognizable, these men each created a niche in the arena of popular music. Explore their lives and music. Lectures enhanced with live and recorded music.

Program in association with Eckerd College, offering lifelong learning opportunities with Elderhostel since 1977.

St. Petersburg (Florida)

Known as the “Sunshine City” with an average of 361 sunny days per year, “St. Pete” has 234 miles of shoreline and boasts 125 city parks, as well as one of America’s top-ranked beaches and the largest municipal arena in the southeast.



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