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Kansas Kaleidoscope - February/March 2000

(Volume 3, Number 4)

A fun magazine for kids!

Kansas Kaleidoscope, February/March 2000

Lights! Camera! Action!

A Kansas girl and her guinea pigs break into the film industry!

Hollywood in Kansas

"This is Lawrence, Kansas. Is anyone there? Anybody at all?" radioed a character in the television movie The Day After.

"Toto, I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore!"

In The Wizard of Oz, Kansas was shown in black and white as a flat and dusty place with tornadoes.

Capturing Adventure

Early Kansas film makers Osa and Martin Johnson thrilled Americans with their exciting films about their fantastic travels.

Shining Stars

Have you ever watched reruns of I Love Lucy on Nickelodeon? If so, you know Lucy's sidekick, Ethel Mertz. But did you know that "Ethel" is really Vivian Vance, a native of Cherryvale, Kansas?

Television and Movie Stars from Kansas

The list includes Kirstie Alley, Scott Bakula and Annette Bening, to name a few.

Carrot Wars in Kansas!

Three-time KAN Film Festival winner Alyssa Buecker has hit the big time. The 15-year-old from Lawrence has made films shown on Home Box Office (HBO), the Nickelodeon Channel and PBS.

Kansas: It's in the KAN

Films made by Kansans are in the spotlight at the annual KAN Film Festival.

Gordon Parks: Author and Film Maker

The Learning Tree is not an easy book to read. But then it was probably not an easy book for the author to write.

The Gunsmoke Legacy

As one of CBS' longest-running television series, Gunsmoke was a family favorite between 1955 and 1975, when the show was canceled.

The Kansas-Hollywood Connection Activity

Complete sentences using clues from articles in this issue.