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2022 Fall

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Dames, Divas & Dynamos:
A Survey of Women in Hollywood

Instructor: Mike Bell

Fridays • 8 classes • 9/23-11/14 (Last class Monday 11/14, No class 11/11) • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Class size 15-35 students
26 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 180
Class will be in Jewett 189 on 10/21, and at Klahr 103 on 11/14.
This course is also available on Mondays (Hybrid).

The history of women in Hollywood seldom gets past the actresses who have graced the silver screen. And while their story is important on their own merits, women have also, since the early days, been active in producing, in studio work, in politics, and in fashioning the films we see today. Quiet on the set!

PLEASE NOTE: The last class will not be on Friday the 18th. It will be held jointly with the Monday Class on the 14th at 10:00 AM in the Klahr 103 classroom. Mike has invited a guest speaker although he has not revealed which movie star it will be.

Mike Bell loves American history! With a master’s degree in both history and teaching, and an undergrad degree in political science, he has enjoyed a varied career in teaching and historical interpretation. Mike appeared on a History Channel special about PT 109, and for over 20 years, he has portrayed many historical figures, including Butch Cassidy and Sam Houston.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Masks are required in classrooms, unless waived by the instructor. We recommend carrying a mask at all times while on the campus to use as needed.