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At the Packard Campus–July 2018

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper celebrates the season with Summer Matinees every Saturday in July. Although geared toward families, the G and PG rated films (Space Jam, Lilo & Stitch, Oliver and Company and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) can be enjoyed by everyone. In addition to 2 pm screenings, […]

The Dawn of Showa

Today’s post is by Zoran Sinobad, Reference Librarian in the Moving Image Research Center.   Shortly after 7 a.m. on November 6, 1928, two mounted policemen in green breeches and black tunics appeared on the stone bridge at the main entrance to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan.  They were followed by two officers of the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (May 31-June 2, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 31 (7:30 p.m.) Jazz Legends on The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS TV, 1955-1970) This program of renowned jazz musicians on Ed Sullivan’s popular television variety series will include performances by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, […]

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 […]