Memorable Music of Hollywood; Travels with Charley; the Two Emilys
Join experts in beautiful Winter Park, Florida, to delve into the music of Hollywood, Steinbeck’s novel “Travels with Charley,” and the works of Emily Bronte and Emily Dickenson.
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Program No. 23024RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Music and literature come together for this inspiring learning adventure in beautiful Winter Park, Florida! Tap your toes to the sounds of some of Hollywood’s earliest and most memorable music as you screen film clips and discuss the musicians who made these songs famous. Then, “journey” across the U.S. with John Steinbeck as you discuss his novel, “Travels with Charley,” based on a cross-country trip he took with his beloved poodle. Delve further into literature as you consider the works of Emily Bronte and Emily Dickenson, and consider how their writings were influenced by — and surpassed – the social norms of their times.
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Easy Going
Walking up to a mile a day; standing for a few hours.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View film clips and discuss the works of composers who created the musical soundtracks to some of Hollywood’s most notable early movies.
  • Trace the journey of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s in his novel “Travels with Charley.”
  • Delve into the works of Emily Bronte and Emily Dickenson, and consider how their writing transcended the societal limitations of their eras.
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Cal & Bobbie Knickerbocker
Since 1999 Cal Knickerbocker has developed and taught 35 classes, including 20 different courses. Cal also teaches the Vocalists course at Boardwalk University and specializes in World War history and American music heritage. In 2001, he developed a 75-minute module that he presented over 50 times at a series of historical societies and prestigious learning institutes. He looks forward to sharing his expertise and enthusiasm with you!
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Cal & Bobbie Knickerbocker
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