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11/29/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katharine Hepburn, Hollywood Censorship, and the House Un-American Activities
Museum Talk by Michael Slowik, associate professor of film studies at Wesleyan University presented at The Kate.
Professor Slowik will explore how censorship shaped filmmaking during the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the adoption of the Hayes Code in the 1930s through the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee of the 1940s and 1950s.
Michael Slowik is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University. He is the author of After the Silents: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934, the forthcoming Defining Cinema: Rouben Mamoulian and Hollywood Film Style, 1929-1957, and many articles on Hollywood film history. He also teaches a course at Wesleyan University on the history of American film censorship.