The Continuing Adventures of Silvin Books
Over the summer, spent on Cape Cod, we continued conducting virtual lectures. Several were with one of our favorite women groups at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Although we have only presented at MOCA via Zoom, they have become very dear to us, and a great camaraderie has evolved. Thank you to Tammy Morgenstern and Michelle Lynch.
This also gave us the opportunity to try out our two newest lectures, created for the upcoming Palm Beach season: The Four Lives of Jackie O (tickets for the Kravis Center, March 31, 2022 can be bought here), and Audrey Hepburn-Screen Legend…Style Icon…Humanitarian… (tickets for Society of the Four Arts, April 4, 2022 can be bought here after November 15.)
The fun-loving MOCA members all wore Jackie or Audrey sunglasses and pearls and even had cookies made with the likeness of both icons.
Although things remain precarious with Covid, our hope is to be conducting in-person presentations this coming season. Judging from our bookings most venues plan to be in-person. We currently have 27 presentations lined up, covering a variety of our favorite topics.
Some notable presentations are Marlene Dietrich-The Woman and the Legend for the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews on Sunday January 16, 2022 (see more details here ), several 90-minute productions for Osher Lifelong Learning at FAU Jupiter and Boca Raton, including 20th Century Icons: Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich on December 7, 2021 (for tickets go here) and Cinderellas in Reverse: Princess Alice of Battenberg and Princess Margaret on March 21, 2022 (ticket sales will open later), and René’s popular Concorde-Technology meet Glamour at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County on December 8, 2021 (register here).
Additionally, we have been booked by many country clubs and private clubs, some of which we have only given virtual presentations. We are honored and enthused to finally be able to interact with the audience. Boca West, where René has presented 9 times virtually, have booked us for a four-week series in March (thank you to Tracy Philbin and Christina Guilianti). We are also very grateful to be returning to some of our faithful clients at clubs like Polo Club of Boca Raton (thank you Christina Doucette), Valencia Falls (with new leadership by Judy Cohen), Valencia Reserve (thank you to Ellen Schiffman), and many more.
Over the past year we have all experienced losses, some due to Covid, which have required behavioral adjustments. We are honored to hear that we have brought some distraction from the daily struggles to people’s lives though our remote presentations. However, we are eager to have human contact and having the pleasure to see audiences as René’s brings his story-telling style, supported by our trademark visuals, face to face with our audiences this upcoming season. We hope to see you there.
Robert & René