The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, April 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Time Out for Rhythm (Columbia, 1955)
Narcissistic nightclub singer Rosemary Lane nearly succeeds in breaking up the successful talent agency of Rudy Vallee and Richard Lane, who eventually reteam to promote their hot new discovery as the headliner in a new variety show: Rosemary’s former maid, tap-dancing prodigy Ann Miller. Sidney Salkow directed this eager-to-please Columbia Studios “B” musical that features a bevy of musical numbers by Vallee, Joan Merrill, Six Hits and a Miss, Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, and Eduardo Durant’s Rhumba Band. Plus Miller’s dynamite dancing and some scene-stealing comedy bits by The Three Stooges! 35mm film print preserved by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab in 2015. 75 min.
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These past ten months at the Library of Congress have been a whirlwind—it’s amazing to me how quickly the time has flown by. I’ve learned so much and had so many unforgettable experiences during my time at the Library. You may have noticed that I became a regular contributor to Now See Hear—the blog has […]
Thursday, April 18th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. ATOMIC CINEMA: […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, April 12 (7:30 p.m.) Nothing But a Man (Cinema V, 1964) A groundbreaking work filmed during the tumult of the mounting civil rights movement, this independent film tells the story of Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon), a proud railroad worker from the […]
April is Jazz Appreciation Month! The Smithsonian National Museum of American History began this month-long celebration in 2001 to encourage people to listen to, read about, and play jazz music. Unsurprisingly, jazz is well-represented in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, from commercial recordings to film and more. […]
Here are some of the titles preserved by our film laboratory that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication. AFI SILVER THEATER: Silver Spring, Maryland — April 2019 Library of Congress Preservation […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 4 (7:30 p.m.) Pre-Code Double Feature Finishing School (RKO, 1934) The scandalous goings-on in an upper-crust private school for young women is the setting for this pre-Code school girl dramedy, co-directed (with George Nichols Jr.) by screenwriter Wanda Tuchock (Hallelujah!, […]