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Who We Are: Michael Hinton, Motion Picture Preservation Specialist

This is a guest post by Patty Templeton, who was a 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Summer Intern. Michael Hinton has been a Motion Picture Preservation Specialist at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation since 2009. Before joining the Library, Hinton worked in cinema for 35 years, having founded INTERFORMAT, a San Francisco-based […]

Remembering Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)

                 Over the weekend, award-winning author and screenwriter Larry McMurtry passed away at the age of 84. Mr. McMurtry holds an esteemed place at the Library of Congress with three of his works inducted into the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” His first novel, Horseman, Pass By, was published […]

On the Recording Registry: “Raisin’ Hell” by Run-DMC (1986)

Today is super-producer Rick Rubin’s birthday and, not surprisingly, Rubin has long been a member on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.  His 1986 work with Run-DMC on their legendary album “Raisin’ Hell,” was added to the NRR in 2017.  In the essay below, writer Bill Adler looks at the album’s innovation and influence. Released […]

“Carnegie Hall Memories” by Lorna Luft

In 2003, only the second year of the National Recording Registry, the 1961 album “Judy at Carnegie Hall” was added to the Library of Congress’ esteemed list of landmark recordings.  Last year, the Library asked actress, singer, author and daughter of Judy Garland, Lorna Luft, to share her memories of that remarkable and deeply enduring […]