JOE SAVOLDI: GRIDDER, GRAPPLER, HUSTLER, SPY
Presented by THE REGION OF THREE OAKS MUSEUM
Synopsis: JOE SAVOLDI; GRIDDER, GRAPPLER, HUSTLER, SPY. The story of one of Three Oaks' most colorful favorite sons, "Jumpin' Joe Savoldi". Savoldi was born in Italy, he moved to Three Oaks, MIchigan, at age twelve. After graduation from Three Oaks High, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, where, beginning in 1928, he played football for the Fighting Irish teams coached by Knute Rockne. He later played for the Chicago Bears. In 1931 he became a Pro-Wrestler. During WWII, Savoldi participated in several Special Operations to help win the war. Savoldi spoke Italian in several dialects as well as French, Spanish, and some German, and his dangerous work behind enemy lines was highly regarded according to several, now declassified, documents.
The premier showing is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at Vickers Theatre. The film maker Nick Bogert also produced “Father of the Featherbone,” a movie on the on the life of Three Oaks forefather E.K. Warren and a film about the heritage of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomie Indians.
GRIDDER, GRAPPLER, HUSTLER, SPY
20min NR Documentary
!!! Saturday, July 21st !!!
!!!! 12:00 noon !!!!
$2.00 Donation at the Door
(Doors open at 11:00 am)
- No On-Line Ticketing -