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In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many event speakers come from our diverse holdings; past speakers have come from the fields of journalism, theater, politics, opera, dance and literature.





Academy Award Winner Michael Douglas to visit Boston University To receive Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award

Bette Davis Awards
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Ballroom, Second Floor
Admission: Free to Members of the Friends of HGARC, as well as Faculty, Staff and Students with a BU ID; General Public $25.

BU Students, Faculty & Staff should reserve their FREE tickets on EVENTBRITE.
Members of the public from the local community can order tickets for $25 each on EVENTBRITE.
Members of the Friends of HGARC should RSVP by calling: 617-353-3697

On November 28, acclaimed actor Michael Douglas will be honored by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University and the Bette Davis Foundation with the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award. HGARC will also open a new exhibition featuring items from Mr. Douglas' archive titled Michael Douglas: Actor, Producer, Humanitarian.

The event will feature a reception, awards ceremony, and opportunity to hear Mr. Douglas speak on his life and career.

An actor celebrating 50 years of experience in theatre, film and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature film production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns. Over the years, he has been involved in such controversial and politically influential motion pictures as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The China Syndrome (1979) and Traffic (2000), as well as such popular films as Romancing the Stone (1984) and Fatal Attraction (1987).  Mr. Douglas' papers are held at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.