Turner Classic Movies will get off to a slow start the first seven days of 2018 as far as World War I-themed movies are concerned.  Only one film makes an appearance.

That film is Mata Hari (1931), starring Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, and Lewis Stone.  We’re hoping we don’t need an explanation of who Mata Hari was.  The film airs at 5:15 a.m. Central Time on January 2nd.

If there are WWI films airing after the 7th, we will post that later.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.