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07 May 2019From Garbo to Garland - The Magical World of Hollywood
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From Garbo to Garland - The Magical World of Hollywood Geri Parlby Tuesday 07 May 2019

Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist. She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past eleven years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University. She delivered an enjoyable lecture to us in March 2015 on “Art & Artifice in Fleet Street”. Her description of this lecture is “Lights, Camera, Action” which will deliver inside stories of the art and artifice of the early decades of Hollywood. It will cover the work of stills, photographers, costumiers, publicists, actors and actresses and the movie moguls who made it all happen.