Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Harry Ransom Center staff customized a mannequin to display a World War I uniform in the current exhibition The World at War, 1914–1918. Learn more about how custom legs were crafted and attached to an adolescent size dress form as Assistant Curator of Costumes and Personal Effects Jill Morena shares the step-by-step process that went into preparing this uniform for display.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Ransom Center, Austin Film Society, and Paramount Theatre are presenting a series of films made during or about World War I.
The films will be screened throughout the summer at the Ransom Center, Paramount Theatre, and Austin Film Society. Films in the series include The African Queen (1951), The Big Parade (1925), Gallipoli (1981), J’Accuse! (1919), Jules and Jim (1962), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Sergeant York (1941), A Farewell to Arms (1932), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). View the full schedule.
Screenings at the Ransom Center are free. Tickets are required for screenings at the Paramount and Austin Film Society and may be purchased at their box offices or on the Paramount website or the Austin Film Society’s website.
In honor of Memorial Day, the Ransom Center Galleries will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. next Monday, May 26. Join us for a free docent-led tour of the exhibition The World at War, 1914–1918 at noon. The Ransom Center’s administrative offices and Library Reading/Viewing Rooms will be closed for Memorial Day.
Image: Photo by Pete Smith.