The fifties were not just a time for Disney escapism, Abbott and Costello antics or battlefield action. A filmmaker named Roger Corman cut his teeth during this time, and such actors as Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson first appeared on the silver screen. Come explore this pivotal decade, during which black-and-white movies went from majority to minority status, and the rising popularity of television affected Hollywood decisions on what sort of films to produce.
GROUP LEADER: Jeffrey Long has been writing movie reviews for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette since 2008 and teaches undergraduate film studies classes at Becker College. He is also the author of Remembered Childhoods (2007), a reader’s guide to coming-of-age memoirs and films.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609