Dr. Sue Collins
Talk on September 28 at 4pm
Orpheum Theater, Hancock
“Local Theaters, Propaganda, & WWI”
During the war, local theaters were key spaces to capture audiences’ attention – they were ripe venues for government and civil groups’ propaganda. Posters in lobbies, Four Minute Men speakers, slides, film trailers, newsreels, and official feature films were some of the ways the government reached movie-goers.
Image: “Due Your Duty” from the Library of Congress, World War I Posters