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CALL: The American Musical in Film with Stephen Whitty

Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Library of The Chathams
214 Main Street, Chatham, 07928
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Film reviewer, Stephen Whitty will discuss the American musical in film Tuesday, May 15 at 1 pm.    We will look at the history of the genre by focusing on its greatest styles and stars, from Busby Berkeley’s backstage extravaganzas to MGM’s lush fantasies, from the elegant Fred Astaire to the athletic Gene Kelly.  Stephen Whitty has been writing about entertainment for more than 30 years, publishing reviews in the Star-Ledger, The New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune.com, and other papers, magazines and websites across the country and abroad.  A two-time chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, his last book was The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia.  Pre-registration is requested.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603. 

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