A Year of Anniversaries Part 3: 1957-1967

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1957 – The Cat in the Hat

Known as one of the most beloved of Dr. Seuss’ fun books, The Cat in the Hat was first published March 12, 1957. In the book, two children and their pet fish are left alone at home on a dull, rainy day. Soon after the cat in the well-known red and white striped hat comes in and tries to create a fun day with games that could cause a mess. Below are links to books featuring the Cat in the Hat, the movie adaptation, and a short biography on Dr. Seuss.

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1967 – Rosemary’s Baby

Renowned as a classic horror story of the 60’s, Rosemary’s Baby was published March 12, 1967. Rosemary and her husband move into a home with a bizarre past and some strange neighbors, but Rosemary’s suspicions truly arise when she becomes worried that her neighbors and their cult are planning to steal her unborn child. The following year, director Roman Polanski brought the film to the big screen, with Mia Farrow starring as Rosemary.

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1967 – The Graduate

Film classic “The Graduate” hit the big screen 50 years ago! Benjamin Braddock returns home after graduating college, with everyone expecting great things from him. Little does he know that his drama will involve an affair with his parent’s friend Mrs. Robinson, a relationship with the Robinson’s daughter Elaine, and a drawn out battle to get Elaine back. It is often held as a classic 60’s film, with a great soundtrack.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1977!

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