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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 25-27, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 25 (7:30 p.m.) It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934) In this screwball comedy from director Frank Capra, spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) eloped without her family’s approval and consequently finds herself stuck with out-of-work journalist Peter Warne (Clark Gable) […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 18-20, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 18 (7:30 p.m.) Our Man in Havana (Columbia, 1959) In pre-revolutionary Cuba, Hawthorne (Noël Coward) of the British Secret Intelligence Service recruits a reluctant vacuum cleaner salesman, James Wormold (Alec Guinness), to be their Havana operative. The bemused Wormwood’s modus […]

NBC Television in Black & White

Today’s guest post was written by Rosemary Hanes, Reference Librarian in the Moving Image  Research Center, Library of Congress. There is no doubting the range and depth of the moving image collections of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, but almost as noteworthy are our paper/textual collections, which offer riches to researchers […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 11, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 11 (7:30 p.m.) The Talk of the Town (Columbia, 1942) While school teacher Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur) is preparing her summer rental house for a straight-laced law professor (Ronald Colman), she discovers escaped political prisoner and former classmate Leopold Dilg […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 4 – 6, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 4 (7:30 p.m.) 711 Ocean Drive (Columbia, 1950) Edmond O’Brien stars as Mal Granger, a telephone company lineman and electronics expert with a weakness for gambling. He is recruited to create a vast bookie broadcast system for crime boss Vince Walters […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 21, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 21 (7:30 p.m.) It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946) Director Frank Capra created a holiday favorite with this story of a once ambitious young man George Bailey (James Stewart) who sacrifices personal adventure to stand up against the despot Potter […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 14-16, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 14 (7:30 p.m.) Double Feature: 1930s Leading Ladies – Ginger Rogers and Claudette Colbert The Thirteenth Guest (Monogram, 1932) Ginger Rogers stars as Marie Morgan, one of the guests who are reassembled from a dinner party that took place 13 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (December 7-9, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Road to Bali (Paramount, 1952) Bob Hope and Bing Crosby play a pair of vaudevillians on the run from a shotgun wedding who sign on to a deep-sea diving expedition in the South Pacific. There, they meet […]