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Eleanor Roosevelt at the Library

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This guest post was written by Christy Regenhardt, Editor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, The George Washington University. Almost everyone knows about Eleanor Roosevelt. As a historian working on “ER,” I never have to tell people who she is. However, her popular image doesn’t include one of the most important facets of her career. She was a …

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

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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

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NBC Television in Black & White

Posted by: Karen Fishman

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 …

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Thanks for the Memories, Jerry Lewis

Posted by: Karen Fishman

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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Thelma Prescott, Television’s First Female Producer/Director

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This post is by Cary O’Dell, of the Library of Congress, and Jane Klain, of the Paley Center for Media Among the thousands of books, periodicals, and reference works in the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Research Centers is a bound set of every press release issued by the National Broadcasting Company from its founding …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 30 – April 1, 2017)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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Photo Blog #14: More Musical Mysteries

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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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Photo Blog #13: Men of Mystery

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Here is another set of unknowns.  These gentlemen may be actors, or they may be directors, writers, producers.  And some might not be affiliated with film/TV at all–perhaps they are captains of industry, or TV hosts, or local anchormen.  Regardless, we welcome your thoughts as to who they might be.  Please place your educated guesses in the …

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

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …