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February 3, 2014

Floppy to appear in Des Moines

Des Moines — A special guest will be at this Saturday's "Duane & Floppy Film Festival" in Des Moines, and those who plan to attend the event could not be happier.

Iowa television icon Floppy himself will be on display at the Iowa Hall of Pride, the site of the event, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. This marks only the second public appearance of the beloved children's show puppet since a long-time exhibit at the State Historical Museum featuring Floppy and other creations of WHO radio and television personality Duane Ellett was taken down last summer.

“We are honored that Floppy is going to make a special visit to the 'Duane & Floppy Film Festival',” Iowa Hall of Pride director Jack Lashier said. “This is a unique opportunity for Iowans to see and learn more about Floppy and the Hall of Pride all at one time.”

In response to public demand, a second showing of the film festival has been added. Showings will now be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The 2014 edition of the "Duane & Floppy Film Festival" contains 90 minutes worth of material from the famous central Iowa duo who entertained thousands through their daily programs on WHO-TV and personal appearances throughout the state. It marks the first time Duane & Floppy's work has been shown in public in more than three years.

The film festivals are produced by award-winning Iowa broadcast historian Jeff Stein, who has worked with WHO television for the past six years preserving footage from the television shows. Stein has created three separate DVDs of Duane & Floppy material, including an original one-hour retrospective of the duo's long career.

The DVDs, as well as retro-style official Floppy t-shirts and vintage publicity photos, will be available for purchase at the film festival. They are also available online at www.TotallyIowa.com and www.TheFloppyShow.com.

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