Legends of the Silver Screen

OSH 971 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: This course is a series of six lectures with accompanying film clips that pay homage to the great trailblazers from the early days of American Cinema, their contributions to the history of film as well as background information on their lives, careers and contributions to cinematic art.



Week 1

MASTERS OF COMEDY (Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Oliver and Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, Fred Allen)

Week 2

GREAT DIRECTORS (Erich Von Stroiheim, Charles Chaplin, Billy Wilder, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Blake Edwards, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese)

Week 3

WONDERFUL LADIES OF CINEMA (Mae West, Lucille Ball, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo)

Week 4

DRAMATIC ACTORS (Cary Grant, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier)

Week 5

COUPLES (Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn, Bogey and Bacall, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball)

Week 6

SONG AND DANCE (Astaire and Rogers, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, The Nicholas Brothers, Rita Hayworth, Ann Miller, Judy Garland)


Instructor: Mr. Brian Murphy

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
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Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020