You know all about Charlie Brown and Snoopy and Lucy and Linus and the iconic holiday movies and all that, but what do you really know about the man behind all of these creations? Born to a barber from Germany and a mother from Norway, in 1922, Schultz stayed out of the spot light most of the time and stayed faithful to his vision, never allowing another artist to draw the strip. As part of his will, Schulz requested that the Peanuts characters remain as authentic as possible and that no new comic strips based on them be drawn. United Features had legal ownership of the strip, but honored his wishes, instead syndicating reruns of the strip to newspapers. New television specials have also been produced since Schulz's death, but the stories are based on previous strips, and Schulz always stated that Peanuts TV shows were entirely separate from the strip.
Opening the program, making his debut at the Chautauqua Series is Tim Noble, a child prodigy on piano, an amazing pianist.
Do you know why Schultz’s comic strip came to be named Peanuts, a name that Schultz himself absolutely hated? Come to ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon) April 4th and find out. ThePlace@TheWoodward is a first floor facility and accessible to people with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs or strollers. Doors open at 6 PM and the program begins at 7 PM and as with all the programs in the Series, it is brought to you on a donation basis, so you already have your ticket. For further information on this or other upcoming programs visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018.