We’re a little early on this, but you’ll have the information.  All times Central.

-On July 2nd at 11:00 a.m. and again on July 4th at 7:00 p.m.–Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  The biopic about George M. Cohan, who gave us “Over There.”  If I remember correctly, you get to hear it twice.  Stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston.

-July 10th at 9:45 a.m.–The Big Parade (1925).  This silent film usually gets some high marks.  Stars John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, and Karl Dane.

-July 19th at 8:15 a.m.–Born to Love (1931).  A World War I pilot thought dead turns up after the mother of his child has married.  Stars Constance Bennett and Joel McCrea.

-July 23rd at 11:00 p.m.–The Mating Call (1928).  This one may say more about the era than the war.  A silent film, a World War I veteran takes on the Ku Klux Klan when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman.  Stars Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, and Renee Adoree.

-July 31st at 8:30 p.m.–Reds (1981).  American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.  Stars Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, and Jack Nicholson.

Happy viewing!


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.