Ohio has spawned many prominent actors, from Lillian and Dorothy Gish to Paul Newman to Katie Holmes. A special Sunday matinee series in the Gish Film Theater and Gallery will feature some famous screen stars from years past, all of whom have stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
All shows begin at 3 p.m. and are free. Toledo film collector and historian Jan Wahl will provide an introduction for each.
The Centennial Celebration of Ohio and BGSU Actors kicks off this Sunday (Sept. 12) with “Alibi Ike” (1935), starring Olivia de Havilland and Joe E. Brown. Born in Holgate, Brown lived in Wood County as a child and was honored by BGSU with the naming of the Joe E. Brown Theatre in University Hall. Also on the bill will be “Under Western Stars” (1938), with Roy Rogers. Born Leonard Slye in Cincinnati, Rogers was known as “The King of the Cowboys.”
The series continues on Sept. 19 with a sampling of the work of comic stars Tim Conway, a BGSU alumnus from Willoughby, and Lima native Phyllis Diller. Diller is a member of the Gish Film Theater National Advisory Committee.
Oct. 17 brings two films with Lillian Gish. D.W. Griffith’s 1912 “An Unseen Enemy” features both Gish sisters, Lionel Barrymore and Mary Pickford. Stuart Oderman, silent-film pianist for the Museum of Modern Art, will provide piano accompaniment.
Also playing is “The Trip to Bountiful” (1953), with Lillian Gish and BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint. BGSU named a theater in University Hall in Saint’s honor.
“The Mark of Zorro” (1940) on Oct. 31 stars the dashing Tyrone Power of Cincinnati as the masked crusader.
The series concludes on Nov. 7 with “Teacher’s Pet” (1958), starring Doris Day, from Cincinnati, and Clark Gable, from Cadiz. The lively battle of the sexes and of ideas features the two performers at their peak.
The University community is invited to the Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
“It is an ideal opportunity for students to identify community partners for service-learning course placements, for internships, or for community service activities. It will also be a great opportunity for faculty and staff to talk to agencies about potential partnerships and projects. There will be over 40 agencies with us for the day, so we look forward to seeing everyone,” said Dr. Jane Rosser, director of the Office of Service-Learning.
And remember to help BGSU meets its Centennial Service Challenge by logging all your volunteer hours, from on- and off-campus activities online.
Provost hosts conversations
Dr. Ken Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, is hosting a series of conversations about the faculty unionization movement. The hourlong, informal discussions will be held:
• Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, and again at 5 p.m. in 1007 Business Administration Building Annex.
• Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. in 221 West Hall.
• Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. in 308 Union.
• Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. in 201 Union.
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