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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 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 17-19, 2015)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 17 (7:30 p.m.) We’re No Angels (Paramount, 1955) Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov play three escaped inmates from Devil’s Island who concoct a plan to steal from a shopkeeper on Christmas. Their plans change when […]

Is It Live or Is It Edison?

Today’s entry is a guest post by Jan McKee, Reference Librarian, Recorded Sound Research Center. I have always wondered about the Edison tone tests.  Is it really possible that an audience could not tell the difference between an Edison Diamond Disc being played on a phonograph and the live performer singing while standing next to […]