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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 18-20, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 18 (7:30 p.m.) Our Man in Havana (Columbia, 1959) In pre-revolutionary Cuba, Hawthorne (Noël Coward) of the British Secret Intelligence Service recruits a reluctant vacuum cleaner salesman, James Wormold (Alec Guinness), to be their Havana operative. The bemused Wormwood’s modus […]

NBC Television in Black & White

Today’s guest post was written by Rosemary Hanes, Reference Librarian in the Moving Image  Research Center, Library of Congress. There is no doubting the range and depth of the moving image collections of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, but almost as noteworthy are our paper/textual collections, which offer riches to researchers […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 11, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 11 (7:30 p.m.) The Talk of the Town (Columbia, 1942) While school teacher Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur) is preparing her summer rental house for a straight-laced law professor (Ronald Colman), she discovers escaped political prisoner and former classmate Leopold Dilg […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 4 – 6, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 4 (7:30 p.m.) 711 Ocean Drive (Columbia, 1950) Edmond O’Brien stars as Mal Granger, a telephone company lineman and electronics expert with a weakness for gambling. He is recruited to create a vast bookie broadcast system for crime boss Vince Walters […]