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25 October 2011

For whom the school bell tolls

Joan220That would be you and, now that we mention it, me as well.

My Emeritus Plus 50 classes for fall at Richland College heat up the projector Nov. 3 and run for three Thursday afternoons through Nov. 17.

If you've never tried one of my classes at Richland, let me assure you there is no homework, we have tons of fun and learn quite a bit exploring past and present movies and movie stars.

We've even been known to indulge in a little behind-the-scenes gossip from time to time, and our "graduation" parties usually involve movie snacks.  Are you getting my drift?  We have a very good time in a relaxed atmosphere learning about movies, those who make them and the stars who light up the marquees.

The theme this fall is "Lone Star Movie Stars."  We'll kick it all off Nov. 3 with San Antonio's Lucille Fay LeSueur.  Excuse me, you might know her better as Joan Crawford, the Oscar-winner for "Mildred Pierce." 

Please, we request that no wire hangers be brought to class for the Joan Crawford session.

TLJ220On Nov. 10, San Antonio's Tommy Lee Jones takes center stage.  We'll look at the Texan, Harvard graduate and Academy Award winner's stellar career.  And we'll discuss how Mr. Jones had more than a little to do with my attendance at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2005. 

In the Nov. 17 wrap-up, we'll scatter-shoot across the Lone Star State and spotlight the careers of Dennis Quaid, Sissy Spacek, Renee Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and more, including the late Patrick Swayze.

The classes only last an hour and a-half each.  The fee for the series is $20.

Your casting call is for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Nov. 3 at Richland College's Room C102 (in Crockett Hall).

Call 972-238-6147 and mention Course No. 726433 to register.

(Joan Crawford photo courtesy:  originaloldradio.com/Tommy Lee Jones photo courtesy:  moviefanatic.com)


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