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18:30 - 19:30 18 May 2015

Travelling in style: The trains, planes and steamships of the stars

Location

Roberts G08 Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Join Rachel Kapelke-Dale and Dr Rebecca Harrison to examine the public and private spaces of celebrities in the 1930s and 1940s. ‘Travelling in Style’ will take the audience on a journey through train stations and other transport spaces used by celebrities in the UK and USA. The growth of ‘celebrity-spotting’ in this period transformed these transport spaces into an extension of the cinemas that had been popularised in train carriages and on steamships during this period, turning travel into a more glamorous and meaningful art. We will be reflecting on how the representation of travel in cinema has influenced public perceptions of film stars/screen personalities from the 1930s through to the present day.

A drinks reception follows in the Roberts Foyer G02.

This event is part of the UCL Festival of the Arts.


Contact

Tessa Rickards
+44 (0)20 7679 1346 | t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk


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