Classical Performances on Celluloid and in the Flesh: Celebrating the 100th birthday of film star/classicist Evelyn Venable

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:00pm
Marie Mount 1310

The 1930s starlet Evelyn Venable is best known to today's audiences as the voice and model for the Blue Fairy in Disney's Pinocchio (1940), or as the torch-bearing woman of the Columbia Pictures logo. However, beyond her much-loved screen roles, Venable had a much longer second career as a member of the UCLA Classics department faculty, where she taught ancient Greek and Latin. In this, the year of her 100th birthday, we look back on her two lives, on-screen and off, along with reminiscences from her most illustrious classics student, Professor Arthur Eckstein of UMD's Department of History

This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies.