Black Angel Movie

Those of you from the Iowa City area need no introduction to the Black Angel. The statue serves as both a grave marker and a local landmark in Iowa City’s Oakland. Some of my own family member’s are buried in a family plot just down the hill from the Black Angel. The story I always heard growing up was my mother always told me you weren’t a real University of Iowa C0-ed unless you were kissed under the Black Angel. There was also speculation over why the angel had turned black, because that wasn’t the color it was originally intended to be. Probably it was just natural oxidation from picking a material that didn’t do well outdoors, but you never know. Read more about it here:

http://www.prairieghosts.com/oakland.html

Which brings us to the movie part of the story. Jordan Kessler, the young film maker who helped me with my Laura Ingalls Wilder FAQ video, has a bigger project in mind this time, and asked me to be a talking head in the movie. Since I always wanted to be a talking head, I jumped at the chance and now it’s your chance to jump on his Kickstarter project. Want to see me do a wonderful job in the trailer? (One take and I was improvising.) Then visit his Kickstarter project below.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1928426001/black-angel-movie

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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