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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Oct. 19-21, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 19 (7:30 p.m.) The Killers (Universal, 1946) Director Robert Siodmak and screenwriter Anthony Veiller, both nominated for an Oscar, took the original Ernest Hemingway short story as the film’s opening point and developed it with an elaborate series of flashbacks, […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (October 12-14, 2017)

The following is a guest-post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.  Thursday, October 12 (7:30 p.m.) Johnny Eager (MGM, 1941) Robert Taylor plays Johnny Eager, a parolee who is pretending to go straight as a cab driver but is still connected to the mob. Through his parole officer, Eager meets sociology student Lisbeth Bard (Lana Turner), who […]

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 […]