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Mary McLeod Bethune, latter portrait, seated at desk. Papers in background. Bethune holds pen and is seen writing on notepad, looks outward.

From Our Collection: Celebrating Mary McLeod Bethune

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

As the great Mary McLeod Bethune gets her own statue at the US Capitol, the Library's own Stacie Seifrit-Griffin examines her life and legacy via the Library's audio-video collections.

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Film Loans From the Library of Congress — December 2021

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC 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. Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal https://www.cinemateca.pt/programacao.aspx?ciclo=1410 THE BLACKENED …

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Opening the Treasure Chest: National Silent Movie Day

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

Today we celebrate National Silent Movie Day by opening the treasure chest and sharing some of the resources that the Library of Congress offers to research and expand your interest in these classic and iconic motion pictures. The American silent feature film era lasted from 1912 to 1929 with nearly 11,000 feature films produced, but …

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Film Loans from the Library of Congress — August 2021

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC 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. BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE: London, England https://www.bfi.org.uk/ PRIVATE …

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Film Loans from the Library of Congress — July 2021

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC 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. EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/programme/film-noir/337723 OUT OF THE …

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Who We Are: Michael Hinton, Motion Picture Preservation Specialist

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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“Carnegie Hall Memories” by Lorna Luft

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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This is a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Production

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This blog post was written by Andrea Leigh, head of the Moving Image Processing Unit. As popular game show host Bob Barker once quipped, “We play games at home, we play games at parties, we go to clubs and play games. Americans love games.”  Americans began listening to game shows on the radio and that excitement …

Tuning in the March on Washington

Posted by: Matthew Barton

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech has been seen and heard countless times since he gave it on August 28, 1963 at the climax of the March on Washington, and a review of the radio coverage of it, including the prelude and aftermath can bring us closer to the whole experience of that day in its many parts, and maybe even to grasp the feelings of the marchers themselves.