Free Movie: “The Hello Girls” Set for May 3rd
Date: May 3, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m./Program:
Tickets: Free with Registration
Meet the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Recruited and trained by AT&T to serve in France as bilingual telephone operators during WWI, they were sworn into the U.S. Army, were bound by Army regulations, held rank and wore uniforms (that they had to purchase themselves).
The women of Signal Corps transferred more than 26 million calls and their service was praised by General Pershing—but when they returned home, the U.S. government told them they were never soldiers. They would not earn veteran status—or benefits—until 1977.
Post Screening Q&A
WMC is excited to have the descendants of U.S. Army Signal Corps veteran Hildegarde Van Brunt join us for an audience Q&A the screening, along with director James Theres. The panel will be moderated by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Jones.
- Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary of WWI Female Telephone Operators (JSOnline)
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- Reserve Your Free Seat for the Screening!