Boris Karloff: Six Character Studies 1932-1968

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2018 (no class on January 15)
Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
Chip Kaufmann
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

Although long billed as the "King of the Monsters," Boris Karloff (1887-1969) was an accomplished actor whose mellifluous voice was instantly recognizable and whose stage and screen career spanned 50 years. We will focus on six very different characters that he created over a 36-year time period. Movies to be screened include The Black Room, The Devil Commands and Targets. Also featured will be excerpts from his 1960s TV program Thriller, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and his legendary 1958 recording of Peter and The Wolf.

Course Outline

Chip Kaufmann ( is a longtime announcer of classical music at Blue Ridge Public Radio (WCQS). He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and lectures on composers for the Asheville Symphony. Chip has been an instructor at College for Seniors since 2008.