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Back by popular demand in May: Rare vintage WW II cartoons

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  • Back by popular demand in May:
    Rare vintage WW II cartoons 16mm training films poked fun while training soldiers
    to be shown at IDADA First Friday event – MAY 3, 2013

    Because of their popularity during the March IDADA First Friday event, these films are coming back to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in May!

    The Private Snafu films – with SNAFU standing for “Situation Normal, All Fouled (or F-d) Up” – were created to teach World War II soldiers what happens if you fail to follow military protocol.

    Private Snafu

    The films were never intended to be seen by the general public. But on May 3, 2013, you can see them in their original format at the Vonnegut Library — along with a special guest who will sing WW II-era patriotic songs.

    Local historian Eric Grayson has won acclaim for his digital restorations of Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances from 1925 and the serial King of the Kongo from 1929. He’ll share his Private Snafu films as a tribute to another WW II veteran and humorist, Kurt Vonnegut.

    The character was created by Frank Capra and voiced by Mel Blanc, and many episodes were written by Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.

    The free event is 6-9 p.m. Note: These cartoons may not be deemed appropriate for children by some parents. View a sample.

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  • Josh W.

    I just called the library. This event already happened. They are going to have the guy back, but not until July.

    Here's what's actually happening tomorrow:

    "THIS FRIDAY, May 3

    Songs My Mother Sang: A WWII Tribute

    Featured for IDADA First Friday


    Wearing her mother’s original World War II WAVE uniform and singing songs of the era, Glory-June Greiff tells of her parents’ meeting and courtship while in the Navy and reads excerpts from cherished letters, putting a human face on a war that no one could ignore.

    The free event is 6-9 p.m."

    http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/

    May 2, 2013

    • Ryan

      Thats weird because i scheduled this per the webite data. Did they say why they advertised one thing and scheduled another or why they changed it?

      May 2, 2013

  • Josh W.

    This event already happened and the guy won't be back until July, per the library.

    May 2, 2013

  • Ryan

    Alex, I should be able to make it if work doesn't run over.

    April 28, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Sounds interesting -- 6 pm might be a bit early, I will try to make it. Will you send out a contact phone number?

    April 28, 2013

  • Rick T

    wish i could go :(

    April 21, 2013

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