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Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 17

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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.

Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.


After being mocked as a relic from the past by a female journalism instructor, a gruff newspaper editor joins her class to exact his revenge.

Lobby card from Teachers’s Pet (Pearlsea / Paramount, 1958). Image courtesy of IMDB.

Sharp dialogue and credible depiction of the inner workings of the fourth estate provide a pitch-perfect framework for the pairing of Clark Gable, in the twilight of his career, and Doris Day, at the time more than twenty years his junior. With its playful take on gender issues and a spunky, single career woman as its heroine, “Teacher’s Pet” set a template for the most successful phase of Day’s acting career, which would start a year later with “Pillow Talk.” Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.

Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on our programs, please visit the Mary Pickford Theater website.

The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the 3rd floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20540.

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