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Lecture: Memories of Maxwell Anderson

2019-07-18 Lecture - Anderson Centennial Poster
July 18, 2019

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for 

Lost in the Stars
A Video Portrait of Maxwell Anderson


When: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:15 PM SHARP
Where: History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Admission: $FREE 
(reservations required)

From the 1930s to the 1960s, Maxwell Anderson wrote thirty-five plays. Twenty-seven of them were performed on Broadway, and some were produced as Hollywood films. He wrote many of these works while living in a farmhouse on South Mountain Road in New City. 

In 1988, one hundred years after Anderson's birth and nearly thirty years after his death, Rockland County residents led by the actress Helen Hayes organized a yearlong celebration of Anderson's life. In this special program, we will screen Lost in the Stars, an early version of Memories of Max: A Video Portrait, the film created for 
the Anderson Centennial by Rockland Community College. Directed by Rockland County writer and producer Richard Connolly, the fifty-eight minute film presents the life and work of one of America's most prolific and award-winning playwrights through the eyes of family, friends and artistic collaborators.

In addition to interviews, images, and footage, the documentary features variations on muscial themes from Maxwell Anderson-Kurt Weill scores as performed by Jim Kunkel and Pomona resident Dan Patiris, whom we thank for donating a copy of Lost in the Stars to the Society's collection.

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THIS LECTURE, CLICK ON THE BROWN PAPER TICKETS LOGO:

Or email us at info@rocklandhistory.org or call (845) 634-9629

As a courtesy to our guest speaker, please arrive early to avoid interruptions. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:15 pm. Latecomers with reservations may forfeit their seats. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space permits.

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956

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The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. 
www.RocklandHistory.org.



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