Turner  Classic Movies has a couple of films the first week of October that are either WWI-themed or has some aspect of the era included.

First up on Wedsnesday, October 4th, is Doughboys from 1930.  This stars the Kansas-born Buster Keaton; we’ve even mentioned this before:  https://www.kansasww1.org/kansans-of-the-great-war-era-buster-keaton/

Showtime is 12:45 p.m. Central.

Also up is East of Eden, which includes scenes of soldiers going off to war and some anti-German feeling as well.  This classic stars James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, and Burl Ives, and is directed by Elia Kazan.  Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Central on October 7th.


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.