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Lilli Vincenz and the Power of Pride

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The Library’s moving image collections are large (1.4 million film reels and videotapes with more arriving every day) and almost unimaginably diverse. We may not have every film or television show ever produced, but it’s a rare occurrence when Moving Image Research Center staff can’t help a patron find at least a little something related …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 5-7, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Thursday, June 5 (7:30 p.m.) “Range Busters” Double Feature “The Range Busters” was a lucrative film series of 24 Westerns on the adventures of a trio of cowboys, produced by George W. Weeks and distributed by Monogram Pictures.  Many of the movies were filmed at the Corriganville Movie Ranch.  B-Western actor Ray “Crash” Corrigan came …

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Where It All Began: The Paper Print Collection

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The Library’s moving image collections began with a bureaucratic decision. In August 1893, an unnamed employee (but most likely W.K.L. Dickson) of the Thomas Edison Laboratories in West Orange, NJ, where work had been going on for several years to develop motion picture photography, sent sequential frames from various camera tests to the Copyright Office. …

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Copyright Descriptive Records (London After Midnight Edition)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Although the collections of the NAVCC are rightfully associated with audiovisual content (after all, it’s in our name), we have a tremendous amount of paper records—well in excess of two million items. And for moving images, this documentation really runs the gamut: posters, lobby cards, photographs, festival catalogs, scripts, trade periodicals, press kits, and on …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 15-17, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

It’s spring in Culpeper, and our fancy lightly turns to thoughts of monsters. Thursday, May 15 (7:30 p.m.) King Kong (RKO, 1933) Filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), recent discovery Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and his team discover a giant prehistoric ape, dubbed Kong, while searching for locations on an uncharted jungle island. The crew manages …

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Let’s All Go to the Moving Images

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The Great Train Robbery. Casablanca. Star Wars. 12 Years a Slave. I Love Lucy. All in the Family. Seinfeld. Game of Thrones. These well-known films and television shows are all part of the Library’s moving image collection. And so are How Buttons Got Even With the Butler (American Mutoscope & Biograph, 1903), Daily Report of …