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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (March 15-17, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

Dick Cavett

Thursday, March 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Jazz Greats on the Dick Cavett Show (ABC, 1971-72)
Drawing from the nearly 2,000 hours of Dick Cavett’s decades-long talk-show series that Cavett donated to the Library of Congress last year, this program will highlight some of the great jazz artists who appeared on the show. Included are two appearances by Louis Armstrong, one of which aired just months before Satchmo’s death in 1971. Interviews and performances by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, The Modern Jazz Quartet and Earl “Fatha” Hines round out the program. Also included is a segment from the 50th Anniversary Salute to Louis Armstrong that aired on the “Hollywood Palace,” May 1, 1965, with guests Jimmy Durante and Edward G. Robinson. 96 min.

Friday, March 16 (7:30 p.m.)
My Left Foot (Miramax, 1989 – R-Rated*)
Daniel Day-Lewis earned his first Oscar nomination (and win) for portraying Irish writer and painter Christy Brown in this biographical drama. Born with cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class family, Brown became an author and artist by learning to write and paint with his only controllable limb–his left foot. Brenda Fricker won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Christy’s mother. 103 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

The Manchurian Candidate (UA, 1962)

Saturday, March 17 (7:30 p.m.)
The Manchurian Candidate (United Artists, 1962)
During the Korean conflict, prisoners of war (including Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey) are brainwashed by the Communists to lay the foundation for high-level political maneuvering once they return home. Haunted by nightmares, Sinatra is determined to solve the mystery behind his terror and eventually discovers the heart of the scheme. Directed by John Frankenheimer, this Cold War suspense thriller features Oscar nominated Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh in the cast. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1994. Rated PG-13. 126 min.

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NBC Television in Black & White

Today’s guest post was written by Rosemary Hanes, Reference Librarian in the Moving Image  Research Center, Library of Congress. There is no doubting the range and depth of the moving image collections of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, but almost as noteworthy are our paper/textual collections, which offer riches to researchers […]

Thanks for the Memories, Jerry Lewis

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Archivist, Bob Hope Collection, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. As processing archivist for the Bob Hope papers, I frequently come across the early professional work of several icons of American entertainment, such as Doris Day, Judy Garland, and Desi Arnaz.  Jerry Lewis, whose collection likewise […]

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The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 30 (7:30 p.m.) Pay it Forward (Warner Bros., 2000) Emmy Award-winning director and producer (for E.R.) Mimi Leder helmed this drama based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. When given a class assignment to “make the […]

Photo Blog #14: More Musical Mysteries

It’s #14 of our unknown photos series!  This time, we return to some photos that are of a musical nature–or so they seem.  We welcome your suggestions regarding the names of the people in any of the shots below.  As always, as they are identified, we will update this blog accordingly.  As always as well, ”clicking” on any of the […]

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 7-10, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Tora! Tora! Tora! (20th Century-Fox, 1970) As a follow-up to the highly-regarded war film The Longest Day (1962), depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studios set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  Seeking […]

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