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Rock the Vote

Today’s Post is guest-written by Kristi Moore, a volunteer helping to process and organize collections in the Recorded Sound Section. Eighteen years before, MTV’s “Rock the Vote” targeted potential young Americans in their campaign to increase political involvement, the record industry took the initiative to help register young voters, using the famous names and faces […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, September 30 (7:30 p.m.) How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century-Fox, 1953) Resourceful Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), spunky Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable), and ditzy Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) pool their resources to rent a luxurious New York penthouse for a month […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 9-10, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, September 9 (7:30 p.m.)—SOLD OUT!!! The Malpass Brothers Live in Concert Christopher and Taylor Malpass’s smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. The Malpass […]

Mystery Photo #4: Musical Mysteries

It is week number four for our blog of “mystery photos.”  Thanks to all who reviewed and commented on our previous posts over the past few weeks.  (If you want to see those again, here are the links:  Who’s That Lady?; Who’s That Gent? and Name That Movie!) This time we are posting photos that we […]

Mystery Photos #1: Who’s That Lady?

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 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 4-6, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Culpeper Campus. Adventure films, operetta, comedy and silent movies are all part of the August film schedule at The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater.  David March, a Preservation Specialist in the Moving Image Section and one the three projectionists for the theater, is […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (July 7-9, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson and John Snelson, both of the Packard Campus. Thursday, July 7 (7:30 p.m.) The Great Garrick (Warner Bros., 1937) In honor of Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday….James Whale directed this entertaining fictional comedy based on a real person, the great 18th-century British actor David Garrick. Before […]