Travelling in Style - the Trains, Planes and Steamships of the Stars

13 April 2015

Monday May 18


Talk/ Drinks

Roberts G08, Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building

Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles boarding the plane 'The Rita Hayworth Special'

Join Rachel Kapelke-Dale and Dr Rebecca Harrison to examine the public and private spaces of celebrities in the 1930s and 1940s. ‘Travelling in Style’ will take the audience on a journey through train stations and other transport spaces used by celebrities in the UK and USA. The growth of ‘celebrity-spotting’ in this period transformed these transport spaces into an extension of the cinemas that had been popularised in train carriages and on steamships during this period, turning travel into a more glamorous and meaningful art. We will be reflecting on how the representation of travel in cinema has influenced public perceptions of film stars/screen personalities from the 1930s through to the present day.

 A drinks reception follows in the Roberts Foyer G02.

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