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2 videos recollect life in World War II years
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Stevens, Mary
Date: Sep 1, 1989
Start Page: 57
Section: FRIDAY
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Anne Frank was only 15 years old when she died in a concentration camp. Her father, Otto Frank, had her wartime diary published and granted choreographer Adam Darius permission to translate his daughter's memoirs into dance. The ballet was created in 1959 and includes traditional Jewish melodies such as "Kol Nidrei," "Eili, Eili," "Angel's Lullaby" and "Hatikvah." This production was filmed in London and stars Jane Carr as Anne and Adam Darius as her father. To order, call 800-4-KULTUR.

"America, the Way We Were" (International Video Network, a three-volume set, $69.95), previously available only through a Reader's Digest direct-mail campaign, explores the American home front during the war years of 1940 through 1945. Film clips, memorable music and historic radio broadcasts recall the days when housewives became welders, Hollywood sold war bonds, common household items became rationed luxuries and Americans pulled together for a common cause. To order, call 800-443-0100, ext. 561.

"Dream a Little Dream" (Vestron Video, PG-13, $89.98; closed-captioned or with Spanish subtitles) is a dumb romantic comedy only a preteen could love. Corey Feldman plays Bobby Keller, a kid who is the victim of a weird body-switching experiment conducted by an aging neighbor (Jason Robards). Corey Haim plays his best friend; Meredith Salenger plays his would-be girlfriend; and Victoria Jackson, Harry Dean Stanton and Piper Laurie costar. Star rating: (STAR) (Dave Kehr), (STAR)(STAR) 1/2 (Siskel)

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