Saturday, August 31, 2013

Avondale Library Hosts Special Screening of Miss Fancy Documentary

Read articles about Miss Fancy in the BPL Digital Collections
 
The short documentary Mr. Todd's Fancy had its premiere at this year's Sidewalk Film Festival. Avondale Library has been given permission to host a special screening of  the11-minute film at the Forest Park/South Avondale Neighborhood Association community meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m. The film will be first up on the agenda. Popcorn will be served.

For those not familiar with Miss Fancy the alcohol-loving elephant, she was the star attraction at the Avondale Zoo from 1913-1943. She formed a special bond with her handler, John Todd, and was kept busy entertaining local children—who would save their pennies to buy her treats—by giving them rides.

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