Lecture Series


Each year Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries provides the SaddleBrooke community with several informative and entertaining lectures. All are offered free-of-charge to FSL members. Non-members are charged a nominal $5 fee to attend some of the lectures.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held in the MountainView Clubhouse ballroom from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

October 17th

Speaker:  Greg McNamee, Arizona Humanities

Topic: “Cowpokes, Crooks and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies”

Tyrone Power, Andy Devine, Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, looks at the Grand Canyon State on the silver screen.

Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of forty books and of more than five thousand articles and other publications. He is a contributing editor to the Encyclopædia Britannica, a research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and a lecturer in the Eller School of Management, also at the University of Arizona.

There is no fee for non-members to attend this lecture.

Download the list Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries 2019 Lectures