Honorary degree recipient Leo Braudy ‘63 speaks to the Class of 2016 at Swarthmore’s 144th Commencement.
Leo Braudy, professor of English, art history and history, explores how monsters such as King Kong, Frankenstein and Dracula are projections of our own fears about the unknown.
The tale of how Mary Shelley’s terrifying dream of June 16, 1816, spawned her classic horror story, Frankenstein. Leo Braudy, University Professor in English, Art History and History, tells us how it happened.
Leo Braudy is interviewed about the Hollywood Sign by Tom Lutz of the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Leo Braudy gives the lecture “The Hollywood Sign: How a Temporary Commercial Sign Became a Permanent International Icon” at Case Western Reserve University.
Leo Braudy discusses his book The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon. Video courtesy of the University of Southern California.
Leo Braudy and Princeton University’s David Thomson discuss the film Citizen Kane on May 31, 2008 at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. This 10-minute preview of the discussion is courtesy of Whole Earth Films and FORA.tv. Visit FORA.tv to view the entire program.
Leo Braudy moderates the panel “A History of Violence”, featuring David A. Bell, Mark Kurlansky, Scott Martelle, and Andrew Nagorski at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Saturday, April 29, 2008. Follow the link above or click on the image to view flash video provided by C-SPAN’s BookTV.
Leo Braudy and Richard Schickel respond to Steven J. Ross, USC professor of history, in a discussion titled “Hollywood Left and Right” at the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Dr. Harold I. Lee Lecture Series, March 21, 2007. Follow the link above or click on the image to view the video provided by USC.
Leo Braudy discusses From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity with host Connie Martinson on Connie Martinson Talks Books, June 15, 2005. Follow the link above or click on the image to view the video provided by Claremont Colleges Digital Library.
“A Conversation with Leo Braudy About the Hollywood Sign, Monsters, and Detectives”. A discussion featured on Toby Miller’s culturalstudies program on May 18, 2012. Follow the link to listen to the podcast on their website.
“Leo Braudy: The Hollywood Sign”. Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series, Kevin Roderick leads a conversation with Leo Braudy about the history of the Hollywood sign on July 21, 2011. Follow the link to listen to the podcast on the LAPL website.
“Millard Kaufman”. Leo Braudy leads a conversation with screenwriter Millard Kaufman about his life, career and debut novel Bowl of Cherries as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series on May 6, 2008. Follow the link to listen to the podcast on the LAPL website.
Interviewed in the new featurette documentary on the making of the film for the Critierion Blu-ray release of On the Waterfont, 2012. Follow the link to purchase from the Criterion Collection.
Featured in Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980s and the Rise of the Action Film, an extra on The Expendables 2 DVD/Blu-ray release, 2012. Braudy and others discuss this specific brand of action hero in its historical and social context. Follow the link to purchase from Amazon.
Interviewed in Facing the Past, a featurette on the DVD release of the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. Follow the link to purchase from Amazon.
Featured in Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy , a feature-length documentary included with the 4-Disc Star Wars Trilogy DVD set, 2004. Follow the link to purchase from Amazon.
Interview with Bill Moyers on his PBS series, Our Infatuation with Fame: Leo Braudy, 1990. Follow the link to purchase on the PBS website.