Partners in Crime is pleased to invite the public to this free virtual talk by author-journalist and Hollywood historian Pat H. Broeske.

A longtime aficionado of film noir, Pat has written numerous articles about the genre and its stars, and frequently includes noir titles in her Film as Lit classes for the Emeritus program of Saddleback College.

Join her for a talk on “Out of the Shadows: A Spotlight on Film Noir”.

Along with discussing the genre’s history and tropes, she’ll share some of her favorite titles – classics as well as lesser-known entries.Pat H. Broeske will introduce us to some memorable shady dames, hard-boiled p.i.s and their pals/antagonists.

Pat H. Broeske: Writing credits include: The New York Times,Orange Coast, Emmy, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times (staff writer), Us, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Interview, Soap Opera Digest, Elle, Redbook, Family Circle, Fitness, American Archaeology. Her fiction, featuring a Hollywood “fixer,” has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Fascinated by the convergence of “Hollywood & Crime,” Broeske is an experienced producer/writer/consultant for reality docu-drama who has conducted interviews from behind prison bars and in the back seats of squad cars. TV credits include truTV’s “Anatomy of Crime and “Video Justice” for Langley Productions (of “COPS” fame).

Two best-selling biographies, Howard Hughes: The Untold Story (Dutton) and Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley (Dutton) — co-authored with Peter Harry Brown — enjoyed major serializations, and both audio and foreign language editions. Writing … pssst … under her pseudonym of “Katharine Cummings,” Broeske examined the life of Elvis’s daughter in Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Lisa Marie Presley Story (AMI Books). She has also served as a paid consultant for university press publishers.

For many years a UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor, she currently teaches non-fiction writing and film as literature for Saddleback College Emeritus Institute.

Topic: SinC Nov Meeting
Time: Nov 13, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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