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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (June 24-25, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, June 24 (7:30 p.m.) The North Star (RKO, 1943) Designed to gather sympathy for the Russian people and strengthen American support for the U.S. government’s alliance with the Soviet Union during World War II, Lewis Milestone’s 1943 drama focuses …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 10-11, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, June 10 (7:30 p.m.) Gaslight (MGM, 1944) Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer star in this classic chiller about a man who slowly manipulates his wife into believing she is going insane. This second adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 10-12, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 10 (7:30 p.m.) The Lemon Drop Kid (Paramount, 1951) Bob Hope stars as The Lemon Drop Kid, a small-time New York City swindler who is illegally touting horses at a racetrack. When he accidentally cheats a notorious …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (November 12-14, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 12 (7:30 p.m.) William Wellman Double Feature Wild Boys of the Road (Warner Bros., First National, 1933) Historians estimate that more than 250,000 American teens were living on the road at the height of the Great Depression, …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 15-17, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 15 (7:30 p.m.) Back to the Future (Universal, 1985) Writer/director Robert Zemeckis explored the possibilities of special effects in the 1985 box-office smash Back to the Future. With his writing partner Bob Gale, Zemeckis tells the tale …

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Where the River Shannon Flows

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This blog post was co-written with Jan McKee, Reference Librarian, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without some sentimental Irish ballads to listen to with our green beer, and the name that is most synonymous with Irish ballads is John McCormack. John McCormack (1884-1945) was an Irish born American …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 19-21, 2015)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. More National Film Registry treats this week. Thursday, February 19 (7:30 p.m.) The Big Lebowski (Gramercy, 1998, R-rated *) From the unconventional visionaries Joel and Ethan Coen came this 1998 tale of kidnapping, mistaken identity and bowling. The Coens …

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You Won’t BELIEVE What They Said About Us!

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center has garnered a fair amount of media attention over the years and 2014 was no exception. Here’s a selection of print and broadcast stories from last year that, taken together, provide a good overview of who we are and what we do. The announcement of new additions to the National …

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A Yankee Spangled Banner in the Old Town Tonight

Posted by: Bryan Cornell

   Earlier this month we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing the  “The Star Spangled Banner” in 1814.  For much of our nation’s history since then, “The Star Spangled Banner” was not officially designated as the national anthem, but shared its position with a handful of other popular patriotic songs. In fact, as reported …