CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Hollywood in the 60s: A Conversation with Distinguished Professor of Film Studies Jon Lewis” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Construction & Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Lewis’ appearance is part of the College of Liberal Arts’ series, “The 60s: The Decade that Changed America.” The series, created by journalist and historian Bob Santelli, celebrates the cultural and artistic impact the 1960s have had on the past five decades of American life. Santelli is OSU’s director of popular music and performing arts.

Lewis has written more than a dozen books on film studies and is also is the editor of a 10-volume series of academic books on the history of the U.S. film craft that was underwritten by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He has been editor and advisory board member for the field’s leading peer-reviewed academic journal – the Cinema Journal – and has served as a juror for the American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the student film category. Lewis was also executive producer for a video production series on major figures in the U.S. industry.

An OSU faculty member since 1983, Lewis has received numerous awards for his books, including the New York Times New and Noteworthy Paperback for “Hollywood v. Hard Core;” the Booklist Medal for “For Whom God Wishes to Destroy” and the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award for “Romance and Ruin.”

The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. For additional information about the series, visit:

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Celene Carillo, 541-737-2137, [email protected]


Bob Santelli, 541-737-1797, [email protected]

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