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Mystery Photos: Who Am I? (Part 2)

Last week, we posted on this blog 30 photos that the Library of Congress is attempting to ID.  We were overjoyed by the response we got!  Thank you to all!  Now in our second (and last) post, we have here 30 additional photos also in need of a “solution.”  As always, “clicking” on the thumbnail […]

Vocal Recordings the Hard Way

Today’s post is by David Sager, Research Assistant in the Recorded Sound Research Center This blog relies on recordings from the Library of Congress’s National Jukebox, a resource with over 10,000 early recordings which is well worth exploring.  You can also hear thousands more rare recordings, including radio broadcasts from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s […]

At the Packard Campus–May 2018

Thursday, May 3 (7:30 p.m.) Overboard (MGM/UA, 1987) Spoiled heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht, then refuses to pay when the project is completed. When Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean takes advantage of the situation to seek revenge. This […]

LIVE at the Packard Campus–Gail Davies/Chris Scruggs (April 8, 2018)–SOLD OUT!

The Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of with Country Music singer/producer Gail Davies and her son, multi-instrumentalist Chris Scruggs. The concert will take place Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library’s Packard Campus Theater.  Tickets for the free event can be obtained at: daviesandscruggs.eventbrite.com.  Some “day of […]

At the Packard Campus Theater–March 2018

  Thursday, March 1 (7:30 p.m.) The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros., 1937) In this Best Picture Oscar winner William Dieterle directed Paul Muni as French novelist Zola who defends the falsely accused Captain Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut in an Oscar-winning performance). The Dreyfus case, which was a cause célèbre of anti-semitism during the latter years […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 16, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, February 16 (7:30 p.m.) The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (Live)–SOLD OUT! Self-described as “five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth,” the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, perform a fun combination of traditional country, bluegrass and hillbilly […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 8-10, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 8 (7:30 p.m.) Hope and Glory (Columbia, 1987) This British comedy-drama was written, produced and directed by John Boorman, based on his own experiences growing up in the Blitz in London during the Second World War. A warmly nostalgic view […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 14-16, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 14 (7:30 p.m.) Double Feature: 1930s Leading Ladies – Ginger Rogers and Claudette Colbert The Thirteenth Guest (Monogram, 1932) Ginger Rogers stars as Marie Morgan, one of the guests who are reassembled from a dinner party that took place 13 […]