In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many of the videos on this page are recordings on these lectures and talks. Also featured are interviews with some of our notable collectees.
November 28, 2018. Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas visited Boston University to receive the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Douglas sat for an on-stage interview with WBUR’s Jeremy Hobson; film critic Joyce Kulhawik (www.joyceschoices.com) was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Running Time 42:55
Acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe visits Boston University and discusses his life and career with Dr. Harvey Young, Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
Academy Award-winner Geena Davis returns to Boston University to talk about her time as a BU student, and the influence Bette Davis has had on her as an actor. Running Time: 5:03.
Journalist Christopher Dickey talks about his archival collection and the dangers of military occupation. Running Time: 8:35.
Author Joan Parker talks about the inspiration for, and creation of, "Hawk," her husband Robert B. Parker’s beloved Spenser for Hire character. Running Time: 2:50.
Journalist Pete Hamill reflects on Jackie Robinson, Robert Kennedy's 1968 campaign, immigration, and the Dodgers' move from Brooklyn. Running Time: 11:50.
Actress Angela Lansbury reviews The Ginger Rogers’ Century exhibition and pays tribute to Ms. Rogers. Running Time: 3:51.
Actress Tyne Daly talks about her archive at the Gotlieb Center, her time on Cagney and Lacey, rejection, and an actor's self-image. Running Time: 19:20.
Actress Zoe Wanamaker talks about her father, director and producer Sam Wanamaker, and their collections at the Gotlieb Center. Running Time: 15:46.
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