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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 14-15, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, October 14 (7:30 p.m.) The Mad Miss Manton (RKO, 1938) Three years before Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda starred together in Preston Sturges’ screwball masterpiece The Lady Eve, they made this delightful and underappreciated entry in the comedy-mystery subgenre, called by […]

John Hersey’s ‘Hiroshima’ On the Air: The Story of the 1946 Radio Production

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Archivist, Bob Hope Collection, and Matt Barton, Curator, Recorded Sound. “This chronicle of suffering and destruction is not presented in defense of an enemy. It is broadcast as a warning that what happened to the people of Hiroshima, a year ago, could next happen anywhere.” So […]

Mystery Photos #9: Portraits of an Unknown Woman

We continue with our collection of unlabeled, unidentified movie and TV stills and we hope you can help us.  Below are shots of various ladies and, if you think you know who they are, please post in the “comments” section below.  For a better, bigger look at the photos, please “click” on the image.  As […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, September 30 (7:30 p.m.) How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century-Fox, 1953) Resourceful Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), spunky Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable), and ditzy Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) pool their resources to rent a luxurious New York penthouse for a month […]

Mystery Photos #7: International Unknowns

It is week number seven for the Library of Congress’s collection of “mystery stills.”  This week we focus on six stills that seem to belong to productions made outside of–but probably shown in–the US As always, please feel free to post thoughts or guesses in the “Comments” section below.  As images are positively ID’ed, we’ll update this blog […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 22-24, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus Theater. Thursday, September 22 (7:30 p.m.) “Rafter Romance” (RKO, 1933) William Seiter directed this romantic comedy that stars Ginger Rogers as Mary, an underpaid New York working girl who is having trouble paying the rent on her Greenwich Village apartment. Her landlord […]

Dewey Still Doesn’t Defeat Truman

No one can doubt Thomas Dewey’s (1902-1971) impressive resume. As a federal prosecutor and then as Manhattan District Attorney, he convicted the head of the New York Stock Exchange for embezzlement, and his relentless pursuit of Mafia crime bosses turned him into a national celebrity and the inspiration for the radio show Gangbusters. As Governor […]