Sklar to present on Boston Tea Party for Men’s Club

Dan Sklar returns to the Chautauqua Men’s Club by popular demand with a presentation titled “What Really Happened at the Boston Tea Party” at 9 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist House.

Sklar received his B.A. cum laude in history at University of Colorado and LL.B. from Harvard Law School. After working on Wall Street for several years, he moved to Hollywood to become director of business and legal affairs at United Artists Television and later for CBS-TV. He then entered private practice as an intellectual property and entertainment lawyer in Beverly Hills, Calif. His clients included Anthony Quinn, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, William Shatner, Mel Tillis and Jackie Mason.

Sklar served as adjunct instructor at Whittier College School of Law and was later appointed visiting associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Maintaining his interest in history and legal matters has included many speaking opportunities. These include California Bar Association, Arizona Bar Association, Los Angeles Copyright Society, and USC. Law Center. Americans United for Separation of Church and State has called Sklar, “one of America’s leading experts in Church-State separation,” a subject he has spoken on at Chautauqua

The Men’s Club program financial sponsor this week is Bob Cahn. The club has no membership requirement but donations are welcome. A few openings for speakers next year still exist. Anyone with suggestions for a speaker can contact Clem Reiss at