Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm, Play Readers Group, at the home of Joanne Lafler in Oakland. We will begin reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill.
Sunday, December 8, 1:30 pm, Writers Group, at the home of Jim Gasperini in Kensington. Cathy Robbins will present.
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 pm, Monthly Program, details to come. Oliver Pollak will present.
Sunday, February 16, 2:00 pm, Monthly Program, at the home of Nancy Zinn in San Francisco: Exploring an Urban Legend: San Francisco 1923 – Monika Trobits
World War I had ended and the Depression was still a decade away. In between were the 1920s . . . the “Roaring Twenties,” a time of optimism and prosperity. A “New Woman” emerged during the ‘20s when women received the right to vote while the birth of public radio broadcasting led to the “Jazz Age.” The decade began with Prohibition and a new president, who installed the first radio in the White House in 1922. The following year, he and his wife came to San Francisco. In her illustrated presentation, Monika will enliven the era as she explores the circumstances of that visit and the local urban legend that arose out of it against the backdrop of the city as it was in the early 1920s. Her talk will be a visual augmentation of the two-part article she wrote for the IHS newsletter.
Saturday, February 29, Annual Meeting, with four short talks by new members.