Bill Douglas Memorial Lecture

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk


I was invited to give a supporting lecture prior to the main Bill Douglas Memorial Lecture at the University of Exeter. My title was: "'Keeping Up with the Talmadges' or 'Does Margaret have the X Factor?': how Hollywood's search for a star in 1920s Britain took an unexpected twist thanks to Buster Keaton's famous in-laws."
Period3 Oct 2018
Event typeOther
LocationExeter, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • film history
  • film
  • film studies
  • Hollywood
  • stardom
  • silent film
  • silent comedy