Mystery Photos: Genius Edition of “Who am I?”

This is guest post is by Cary O’Dell, assistant to the National Film Preservation Board and the National Recording Preservation Board. Hey kids, it’s time for another round of Mystery Photos! In years past, you’ve helped us identify people in more than 1,000 publicity stills from the music, film, television or other entertainment industries. These […]

Inquiring Minds: Teaching American Culture Through Movies

For the past three decades or so, Thomas Doherty has taught and written about films, television and Hollywood — a lot. An American studies professor at Brandeis University with a special interest in classical Hollywood, he has written seven books touching on topics including teen movies, censorship, Hitler and McCarthyism. His latest book, “Show Trial: […]

African-American History Month: ‘Native Son,’ Uncensored

This post is republished from the January–February issue of LCM, the Library of Congress Magazine. The entire issue is available online. In his classic novel “Native Son,” Richard Wright tells the story of a poverty-stricken young black man who takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family in Chicago, accidentally kills the daughter […]

Happy 30th Birthday, National Film Registry

Today we announced the 2018 National Film Registry selections! Read the following guest post by Stephen Leggett, program coordinator for the National Film Preservation Board, to find out how the registry helps to ensure the survival of our cinematic heritage. Scroll to the bottom to see video clips of this year’s selections. From an unexpected […]

TCM Celebrates 30 Years of the National Film Registry

Tomorrow is the big day! On Wednesday, December 12, we will announce the 2018 National Film Registry selections. Be the first to know by subscribing to our news alert. This is the 30th year of the registry and we have been highlighting films added each year on our “Now See Hear” blog. Our friends at […]

“Forbidden Planet”: National Film Registry 30/30

The following is part of a 30-post series on the Library’s Now See Hear! blog celebrating 30 years of our National Film Registry, which selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. The 30th National Film Registry selections will be announced next month. This […]