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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 27; Sept. 29-30, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, September 27 (7:30 p.m.) Dom Flemons (Live)–SOLD OUT! Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award-winning, rootsy singer/songwriter with a bent toward Americana, folk, banjo, and jug band music. Flemons first came to the public’s attention as a member and co-founder of the African-American […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 21 -24, 2017)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Library of Congress. Thursday, September 21 (7:30 p.m.) Red Molly (Live)–SOLD OUT! Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave […]

Photo Blog #20: Lingering Mysteries

It’s number #20 in the Library of Congress’s movie mystery still blog.  Although the blog has been wonderfully successful (THANKS TO ALL!), this month we look back at some of our previously posted pictures in hopes that they can still be solved.  As always, “clicking” on any of the images below will increase them in size […]

Thanks for the Memories, Jerry Lewis

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Archivist, Bob Hope Collection, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. As processing archivist for the Bob Hope papers, I frequently come across the early professional work of several icons of American entertainment, such as Doris Day, Judy Garland, and Desi Arnaz.  Jerry Lewis, whose collection likewise […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 7-9, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, September 7 (7:30 p.m.) The Lost Weekend (Paramount, 1945) A landmark social-problem film, The Lost Weekend provided audiences of 1945 with an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism. Directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Charles Brackett, the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Aug. 31, 2017)

The following is a gust post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 31 (7:30pm) All Things Being Equal 2:  Shorts from the National Film Registry (1896-1953) Of the 700 films currently on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, a significant number are not feature-length films.  Shorter films–experimental, avant-garde, animated or musical […]

Photo Blog #19: Potpourri

Hello and thanks for checking out our latest mystery photo blog.  We’ve got some odd ones for you this time.  Please see below.  As always, “clicking” on any of the photos will enlarge them.  As they are solved, we will update this post accordingly.  Many thanks! 1.  Surely someone has seen this film.  It seems […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 17-19, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 17 (7:30 p.m.) Each Dawn I Die (Warner Bros., 1939) James Cagney stars as cocky reporter Frank Ross in this fast-paced crime drama directed by William Keighley. While investigating a crooked district attorney running for governor, Ross is framed for […]