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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (June 24-25, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, June 24 (7:30 p.m.) The North Star (RKO, 1943) Designed to gather sympathy for the Russian people and strengthen American support for the U.S. government’s alliance with the Soviet Union during World War II, Lewis Milestone’s 1943 drama focuses […]

Bob Hope and D-Day: an unconventional season finale

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Archivist, Bob Hope Collection, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Recently I began the task of processing the papers for the Bob Hope Collection, held in the Recorded Sound Section, at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. The papers complement the moving […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 10-11, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, June 10 (7:30 p.m.) Gaslight (MGM, 1944) Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer star in this classic chiller about a man who slowly manipulates his wife into believing she is going insane. This second adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 1-4, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. As a tribute to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Marilyn Monroe on June 1, the Packard Campus Theater kicks off the month with three of Monroe’s earliest films that brought her notice before she became […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 26, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 26 (7:30 p.m.) Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century-Fox, 1960) The true story of the Royal Navy’s chase and sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful warship, the Bismarck, is chronicled in this British drama based on the book […]

Rediscovering David Susskind

David Susskind was one of the most prolific yet overlooked producers in the history of American film and television. Susskind’s company Talent Associates (TA for short) was responsible for dozens of feature films and thousands of hours of small screen entertainment over the years. Included in his oeuvre are the sitcoms Get Smart, He & […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 19-21, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) What’s Up Doc? – A close-up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 1 (Warner Bros., 1932-1951) Special guest Rick Gehr, a cartoon historian, editor, and member of the Warner Bros. animation […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (May 13-15, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, May 13 (7:30 p.m.) Come On Down!: A TV Game Show Retrospective (1950-1970) The password is “FUN” as the Packard Campus digs into the vaults and “comes on down” for this one-night retrospective of some of TV’s biggest […]