Become a member and save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. All Shook Up: Hollywood Learns To Rock From Bill Haley to the Beatles Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0188 Select Your Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text UK theatrical release poster Rock music exploded on the big screen in 1955 when Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” played behind the opening credits of Blackboard Jungle. Frenzied teenagers danced in the aisles and there were reports of violence and vandalism at theaters around the world. Rock’s instant notoriety would end up contributing to the movie’s appeal. Hollywood recognized the power of the teen audience and began to unleash a series of films featuring rock and R&B musicians performing their hits as the soundtrack to movies about rebellious high schoolers, daredevil hotrodders, antics-prone college students, and the like. Movies and rock formed a valuable commercial partnership, whether it was Elvis Presley singing in 31 mostly forgettable films or the Beatles’ groundbreaking A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, looks at rock movies’ first decade and how Hollywood benefited from the power of this music—and its target audience—around the world. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.