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Book Talk & Book Signing: The Contender

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

William J. Mann, Assistant Professor of History; Director, LGBT Center, Central Connecticut State University, and Award-Winning Author

Based on new and revelatory material from Brando’s own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents insights from his newest book, a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before. Brando’s impact on American culture matches his professional significance; he both challenged and codified our ideas of masculinity and sexuality. Brando was also one of the first stars to use his fame as a platform to address social, political, and moral issues, courageously calling out America’s deeply rooted racism. Yet those actions of fifty years ago have become a model many actors follow today.

Event is free but RSVP required to the Front Desk: (860) 434-5542 ext. 111 or

A book signing follows the talk. The Contender available for purchase in the Museum Shop.



January 26, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542
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