Friday, April 18, 2014

Francis Ford Coppola at Hofstra

Now for something completely different....

The great folks at Hofstra's Special Collections office of the Hofstra Library recently posted on Twitter a 2007 interview with Hofstra alum Francis Ford Coppola.  The video includes lots of retrofabulous images of the campus in the 1960's.  The shots of the building of Adams Playhouse are especially interesting.  The campus looks so mature now that it is hard to imagine that the images from the 1950's and 1960's are the same place.  Coppola graduated from Hofstra in the early 1960's.  Other famous alum and attendees include Christopher Walken, Madeline Kahn, Lainie Kazan, and James Caan to name a few from the entertainment world.

I know that some of you interested in historical aspects of college campuses will enjoy the video.  What notable people graduated from your high school or college?

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