Identifying and Valuing Classic Animation Art

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society Presenter: Melanie Smith – Live Free Webinar with Moderator Brian Kathenes This fascinating and exciting live-stream presentation describes the intricate process of creating classic animation art and how the animation process impacts the value of classic ‘cels’ and illustrations. Melanie Smith will describe the many different steps required to create […]

Teri Edelstein on Feeding the Art Deco Spirit

Sponsored by The Caxton Club and the Chicago Art Deco Society Feb 7, 6:30pm Central Time A central aspect of the culture and lifestyle of the 1920s and ’30s was the creation and consumption of food. You could exist in an Art Deco world where everything from the soup to the nuts was inflected with […]

Ride ’m Cowboy: Randal Brandt on Western Fiction at UC-Berkeley’s Bancroft Library

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Saddle up as we ride along with a couple of Berkeley grads who became two of the most prolific and successful writers of popular fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. They flooded bookshelves, produced plays, filled the radio and television airwaves with dramatic scripts, and gave Hollywood […]

Virtual Lecture: “Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum curator Diana Seave Greenwald will discuss renowned contemporary artist Betye Saar and the book Greenwald recently edited, Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer, with contributions by Makeda Best and Stephanie Sparling Williams. Drawing on original, in-depth interviews with Saar and the companions who accompanied her on […]

Binnie Syril Braunstein: Secrets of a writing career: How a bus ride led (dragged) the author to pen short stories and romance novels

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Wed February 15, 7:00pm Eastern Time Baltimore writer Binnie Syril Braunstein has authored three romance novels and thirty-six published short stories. The novels (The Color of Love, Out of the Darkness, and Baby Love) were published by Harlequin Temptation under her pseudonym, Binnie Syril. She is also a book collector; […]

Barbara Heritage on Charlotte Brontë’s “Shirley”

Sponsored by The Research Group on Manuscript  Evidence Saturday Feb 18, 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time In this talk for the series "The Research Group Speaks," Barbara Heritage will consider the material evidence of Charlotte Brontë's fair-copy manuscript for "Shirley" (1849).  Barbara Heritage  is Associate Director and Curator of Collections for Rare Book School at the University […]