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Mystery Photo #4: Musical Mysteries

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

It is week number four for our blog of “mystery photos.”  Thanks to all who reviewed and commented on our previous posts over the past few weeks.  (If you want to see those again, here are the links:  Who’s That Lady?; Who’s That Gent? and Name That Movie!) This time we are posting photos that we …

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Presidents on Film

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Rumor has it we’re in the midst of a Presidential election season, and now seems an opportune time to share some films either about Presidents or produced for political campaigns. William McKinley (1897-1901) was the first to appear on film, but by far our largest single collection devoted to one President is the 381 titles …

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Mystery Photo #3: Name That Movie!

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

It is week three in our Mystery Photos series. We have identified three photos from our first post and two from our second, plus have solid leads; if you haven’t seen those yet, please take a look. This week the photos we need your assistance identifying are from some films. We have tried various means to …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 26-27, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, August 26 (7:30 p.m.) The Royal Tenenbaums (Buena Vista, 2001 – R-rated *) Wes Anderson followed his great success of “Rushmore” (1998) with this serio-comic tale about the dysfunctional Tenebaum family. Down on his luck, the scoundrel patriarch, Royal Tenenbaum (Gene …

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Mystery Photos #2: Who’s That Gent?

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Thanks to all who reviewed and commented on our inaugural post last week of unknown film stills. Since last week we posted a series of unknown women, this week, we offer up a series of unknown men. Any suggestions, thoughts, or even speculation on who any of these gentlemen might be is gratefully appreciated and …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 18-20, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 18 (7:30 p.m.) Gosford Park (USA Films, 2001 – R-rated *) A weekend hunting party at the home of Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) turns into a murder mystery when the host is found dead. This witty …

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Mystery Photos #1: Who’s That Lady?

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

While it’s natural that people would associate the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division with, well, film, video, and sound recordings, we have a tremendous amount of associated documentation like scripts, lobby cards, pressbooks, and copyright descriptive material. We also have well more than a million publicity stills, a fraction of which we’ve used …

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Now Playing at the Library of Congress (August 11-13, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, a Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. AT THE PACKARD CAMPUS THEATER, CULPEPER, VA: Thursday, August 11 (7:30 p.m.) Raise the Red Lantern (Orion Classics, 1991) This spectacularly photographed, sumptuously colored drama set in Northern China in the 1920s tells the story of 19-year-old Songlian (Gong …