Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest. He’s back with another round, featuring some of Hollywood’s not-so-famous faces.
The Library of Congress features movie houses, grand and small, in this month’s set of Free to Use and Reuse photographs and prints.
Poet Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” is her most famous work. The coming-of-age story has influenced writers and touched millions of people. Yet its title is not original to Angelou: She borrowed it from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar that he composed, at least in part, in response […]
Filmmaker Rocky Lang talks about how he recently teamed up with film historian Barbara Hall to publish “Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking,” drawn on correspondence from several collections, including from the Library of Congress.
The writings and social activism of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, as read and remembered by Bryan Stevenson, Condoleezza Rice, Ken Burns, Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon Robinson and others in this short documentary.
Giuliana Muscio teaches film studies at the University of Padova in Italy. She’s using the Library to research her next book about Robert G. Vignola, an Italian immigrant who directed and acted in silent movies.
Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest, and he’s back with another entry.
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]