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Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Thursday, March 19

Posted by: Karen Fishman

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, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. SIMON AND LAURA (Group …

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All Going Out and Nothing Coming In

Posted by: Karen Fishman

Today’s post is by David Sager, Research Assistant in the Recorded Sound Research Center. In observance of Black History Month, we’re highlighting a little known song by the great Bert Williams, found in the Library’s National Jukebox. Although opportunities for African American performers during the early days of the recording industry were scant, they certainly …

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Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Tuesday, February 18

Posted by: Karen Fishman

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. Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. BRIGHT ROAD (MGM, 1953). …

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Crime Plays: The Phillips H. Lord Collection

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This guest post was written by Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, Archivist, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.  Phillips H. Lord was a pioneer in radio during its golden age. He produced radio and, eventually, television shows that captured real, American characters, but he would dramatize ordinary people — treating them like heroes. For example, Lord’s radio programs like Sky …

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Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Thursday, January 16

Posted by: Karen Fishman

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, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. THE MAD MISS …