19October 2023

From Garbo to Garland

Geri Palby


From Garbo to Garland: The Magical Art of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s.

Thursday 19th October 2023
Budleigh Salterton Football Club

Lecture 1
The early years - from the silent movies to the birth of sound and the actors
and actresses who “made the cut”.

Lecture 2
The Image Makers - The men and women behind the scenes who made the
magic happen - makeup artists, photographers and costume designers.

Lecture 3
Censorship and the Production code and special effects before the era of CGI.

Lecturer: Geri Palby
Geri is a former journalist and was head of press for United International Pictures throughout the 1980s. She has an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 16 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the South West Area Arts Society, History of Art course.