U of M Morris art historian Julia Dabbs.

Gearing up for a talk by art historian Julia Dabbs from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8th on Little Women, the Morris Public Library will continue showing different movie versions of Little Women. The 1933 black and white version with Katharine Hepburn will be shown 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday. Dabbs told the KMRS Community Connection why Louisa May Alcott’s story continues to resonate throughout the generations.

“These sisters are, in different ways, trying to follow their passion,” said Dabbs. “Even though it might not be the thing to do, to be a writer as a woman in the 19th century or an artist, they still wanted to go for their dream. And that’s something that transcends time, that transcends gender, age, you know, whatever.”

A 1949 version of Little Women in glorious Technicolor with June Allyson, Janet Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor will close out the series 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15. All showings are free and open to the public.

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