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Masters Series, an adult education program of the Pasadena Senior Center, is designed to increase understanding of national and international issues, the arts, other cultures, the community, and the individual. With a focus on “understanding,” courses are presented by local university faculty and experts. Each term provides a wonderful opportunity for learning and discussion.

Logo Women AuthorsThe Masters Series is funded
in part by a generous grant from
the Pasadena Literary Alliance

February 19

J Eric Schmidt

February 19

Music and Animation

Cartoons and animation is an entire subset of the Motion Picture industry. We will explore classic Warner Bros. animation music including Bugs Bunny and his gang.

J. Eric Schmidt - Adjunct instructor at the USC Thornton School of Music

February 26

Hugh Munro Neely

February 26

Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures

Like extinct animals that we only know through drawings and photographs, many great films of the silent era have been lost, with no known prints to exist. Like Indiana Jones searching for the Lost Ark, film historian Hugh Munro Neeley follows leads around the world and searches the vaults of foreign archives to bring back films thought to be lost.

Hugh Munro Neely - Film Preservationist, Historian and Documentary Director

March 5

Beverly Olevin

March 5

Novels to the Screen

The Winter Term Master’s Series concludes with a talk by writer-director-teacher Beverly Olevin looking at how novels are adapted for the screen. She will highlight film adaptations of several different novels, and will share stories of her own experience as an author when her novel is turned into a screenplay written by someone else.

Beverly Olevin - Director, Playwright and award-winning novelist


Whole Series: $105
Individual Lecture: $15


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