Hope everyone is well! Sorry to have been away, but I’ve been living serenely off the grid for the last eight weeks!

We do have some World War I movies appearing on Turner Classics as we move in on Memorial Day. Most have been noted on this blog before, so we’ll dispense with long descriptions. All times, as usual, are Central.

Sergeant York, (1941). Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Joan Leslie in the notable portrayal of Alvin York. Airs at 10:45 a.m. on May 23rd.

Waterloo Bridge, (1940). Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor. Airs at 9:00 p.m. on May 23rd.

Wings, (1927). The William Wellman directed silent film, with Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, and Clara Bow. Airs at 11:30 p.m. on May 24th.

Westfront 1918, (1930). A German film directed by G.W. Pabst. Airs at 2:00 a.m. on May 25.

The Big Parade, (1925). The silent film with John Gilbert and Renee Adoree. Airs at 5:00 a.m. on May 31st.

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.