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Vocal Recordings the Hard Way

Today’s post is by David Sager, Research Assistant in the Recorded Sound Research Center This blog relies on recordings from the Library of Congress’s National Jukebox, a resource with over 10,000 early recordings which is well worth exploring.  You can also hear thousands more rare recordings, including radio broadcasts from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 19-21, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 19 (7:30 p.m.) Rock & Roll on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1955-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS, 1948-1971) was a landmark television program, and unquestionably one of the most important chronicles of mid-20th century popular culture. The Motion Picture, Broadcast and […]

At the Packard Campus–May 2018

Thursday, May 3 (7:30 p.m.) Overboard (MGM/UA, 1987) Spoiled heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht, then refuses to pay when the project is completed. When Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean takes advantage of the situation to seek revenge. This […]

Eleanor Roosevelt at the Library

This guest post was written by Christy Regenhardt, Editor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, The George Washington University. Almost everyone knows about Eleanor Roosevelt. As a historian working on “ER,” I never have to tell people who she is. However, her popular image doesn’t include one of the most important facets of her career. She was a […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (April 12-14, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 12 (7:30 p.m.) Storm Center (Columbia, 1956) The first of three features scheduled to celebrate National Library Week (April 8 – 14); “Storm Center” is the story of a small town librarian (Bette Davis) who stands up to local pressure […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 5-7, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Library of Congress. Thursday, April 5 (7:30 p.m.) Mostly Lost: Identifying Unknown Films at the Library of Congress (1911-1927) Did you ever wonder where those “once-thought-lost, just-rediscovered” films you hear about in the news from time to time were lurking? While some have been waiting […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 29, 2018)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 29 (7:30 p.m.) When Knighthood Was in Flower (Paramount, 1922) Marion Davies stars as Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, whom the King aims to use for political gain by offering her hand in marriage to King Louis XII […]

NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY!

This morning the Registry hit 500! Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, today announced the latest additions to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The National Recording Registry, created by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, directs the Librarian to select 25 titles that are at least 10 years old and have […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 22-24, 2018)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 22 (7:30 p.m.) Good Will Hunting (Miramax, 1997 – R-rated*) Oscars went to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for Best Original Screenplay and to Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actor in this drama directed by Gus Van Sant. Damon also stars […]

At the Packard Campus Theater–April 2018 (REVISED)

Thursday, April 5 (7:30 p.m.) Mostly Lost: Identifying Unknown Films at the Library of Congress Did you ever wonder where those “once-thought-lost, just-rediscovered” films you hear about in the news from time to time were lurking? While some have been waiting patiently to be found in someone’s garage or even squirreled away in film archives, […]