The Academy Award winning film "An American in Paris" paid tribute to the superb collection of music and lyrics composed by brothers George and Ira Gershwin, much of it during The Great Depression of the 1930s. But imagine if Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of Gerschin songs--which she recorded eight years after the film was released in 1951--was available. It might look something like this.
John LeGear produces and presents multi-media American history and film history shows at public libraries in Chicagoland and at community colleges throughout Illinois. Six 75-minute presentations are specifically intended for libraries and senior living communities, while five longer shows are designed for community colleges, senior centers, and civic events such as "History in the Park."
Some might call it a video Christmas card, but we've cobbled this show together so audiences attending "Holiday Movies & Music" can sing along with Michael Buble to "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas" at the end of the program. This film history presentation is available in both 75-minute and 2-hour versions and will appear later in 2020 at community colleges and public libraries in Illinois.