Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture: Irish Catholics in the Golden Age of Hollywood
Milwaukee Irish Fest and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Celtic Studies will host the annual Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center, located at 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue in Milwaukee. The topic this year, “Irish Catholics in the Golden Age of Hollywood,” will be presented by Christopher Shannon, a professor of American and Catholic Church History at Christendom College, Virginia.
Using fascinating film clips, Christopher Shannon will present the stars and their movies, including: Manhattan Melodrama, San Francisco, The Irish in Us, Amarily of Clothesline Abby, Irene, Boys Town, The Fighting 69th, The Bells of St. Mary's, My Wild Irish Rose, The Seven Little Foys, Bowery to Broadway, Doffy's Tavern, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, On the Waterfront and The Last Hurrah.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.irishfest.com