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Start Date: 2/21/2013
End Date: 2/21/2013
Event Times: 5:15–7 pm

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E-mail: membership@

Phone: 888-748-7479

Member Event: Hollywood in the Heartland

What do "Casablanca," "West Side Story" and "Citizen Kane" all have in common? They are among more than 15,000 motion pictures (and television shows) included in the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR), a cooperative program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Join the WCFTR, the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries for a pre-Oscars celebration of the history of film and theater. Enjoy complimentary hors d' oeuvres and a brief presentation by Hollywood researcher and writer Pat McGilligan — plus, get a special behind-the-scenes look at a variety of one-of-a-kind items from one of the world's largest archives related to the entertainment industry. A few of the items on display will include the following:

  • Orson Welles' script for "Citizen Kane"
  • Costume designer Edith Head's drawings and photographs from "To Catch a Thief"
  • A display of images of historic Milwaukee movie theaters and palaces from the 1910s and 1920s
  • Scripts, scores and photographs from "West Side Story"

Add'l Contact Info: Toll free 888-748-7479 or via email

Ticket Info: Free and open to all Wisconsin Historical Society members, but space is limited and reservations are required by February 15. Not a member of the Society? Learn more about the benefits of membership or join now. Need to renew your membership? Renew now.

Registration Deadline: 2/15/2013

Venue: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library

Address: 2311 East Hartford Avenue (fourth floor)

City: Milwaukee

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