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Photo Blog #12: Reel Mysteries

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This time in the Library’s ongoing series of “mystery stills,” we return to what are probably film stills from some very obscure films.  We welcome your assistance in telling us the titles or any of the performers pictured.  As always, “clicking” on any of the images below will increase their size.  As we verify the …

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Photo Blog #11: The Kids Are Unknown

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

We look at some unidentified young people in this, the 11th, of our mystery photo series.  We welcome your suggestions/answers as to these kids’ names in the “Comments” section below.  As always, “clicking” on any of the images below will increase them in size.  Also as always, as each photo is “solved,” we’ll update this …

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Mystery Photos #9: Portraits of an Unknown Woman

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

We continue with our collection of unlabeled, unidentified movie and TV stills and we hope you can help us.  Below are shots of various ladies and, if you think you know who they are, please post in the “comments” section below.  For a better, bigger look at the photos, please “click” on the image.  As …

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Mystery Photos #7: International Unknowns

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

It is week number seven for the Library of Congress’s collection of “mystery stills.”  This week we focus on six stills that seem to belong to productions made outside of–but probably shown in–the US As always, please feel free to post thoughts or guesses in the “Comments” section below.  As images are positively ID’ed, we’ll update this blog …

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Mystery Photos #6: Small Screen Obscurities

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This week, in the Library’s ongoing series of unknown publicity stills, we look at a set of photps that seem to be television-related, perhaps local or national.  As always, clicking on any of the photos below will increase their size.  We welcome any information on program or performers in the comments section below.  If a particular still …

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“Daisy”: The Most Effective Political Commercial Ever?

Posted by: Mike Mashon

As we enter the homestretch of the 2016 Presidential campaign, we’re sure to see an increasing number of television ads. Although social media is now an important part of any candidate’s promotional arsenal, the amount of money spent on TV ads continues to grow with each cycle. Given the ubiquity of TV spots, it’s hard …

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Mystery Photos #2: Who’s That Gent?

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Thanks to all who reviewed and commented on our inaugural post last week of unknown film stills. Since last week we posted a series of unknown women, this week, we offer up a series of unknown men. Any suggestions, thoughts, or even speculation on who any of these gentlemen might be is gratefully appreciated and …

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Mystery Photos #1: Who’s That Lady?

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

While it’s natural that people would associate the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division with, well, film, video, and sound recordings, we have a tremendous amount of associated documentation like scripts, lobby cards, pressbooks, and copyright descriptive material. We also have well more than a million publicity stills, a fraction of which we’ve used …