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Gotham Center Forums Archive, 2002
Celluloid Skyline: NY and The Movies
Wednesday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. - Recital Hall

Writer James Sanders will discuss his recent publication, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies. His journey through "movie New York," the extraordinary dream city created in Hollywood studios and on the streets of the city itself, will be accompanied by film clips. Book signing to follow.


Jacob Riis' New York
Tuesday, May 7, 6-8 p.m. - Segal Theater

Historians Bonnie Yochelson and Dan Czitrom discuss Jacob Riis' photographs, his influences, and his larger relationship to the New York City. The discussions will be supplemented with slides.

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Fiction and the City
Tuesday, February 26, 6-8 p.m. - Auditorium

Co-sponsored with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, CUNY.
Writers Kevin Baker, Pete Hamill, Peter Quinn, Beverly Swerling, Meredith Tax, Louis Auchincloss and others (to be announced) will discuss the role of New York City history in their works of fiction.


The Slocum Burns!
Thursday, February 14, 6-8 p.m Segal Theater

In 1904, an excursion boat, the General Slocum, caught fire on the East River. 1100 people, mostly immigrant women and children perished, in the greatest loss of life in NYC before the World Trade Center disaster. The U.S. premiere of Christian Baudissin's 1999 documentary film The Slocum Burns! is followed by a discussion with historian Ed O'Donnell.


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