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VE Day: Take One

The following post originally appeared on this blog in May of 2020. The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and other radio networks all covered the last hours of World War II in Europe in depth, and these recordings are preserved in the Library of Congress, where they are available for listening in the Recorded Sound Research Center […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — May 2022

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC film laboratory–that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication.  Wesleyan University – Middletown, Connecticut THE CROWD […]

From the National Recording Registry: Van Cliburn, Russia and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, No. 1 (April 11, 1958)

It was 64 years go this month that the US, in its then simmering Cold War with the Soviet Union, achieved one of its most startlingly and surprising victories.  All it involved was a yearly, Russian-sponsored music contest and an unassuming young piano virtuoso from Texas named Van Cliburn and his skilled beyond-his-years interpretation of […]

Remembering My Dad: Don Rickles and “Toy Story”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the passing of comedic legend Don Rickles. While his iconic career in stand-up, television and film spanned almost six decades, it may be his role in “Toy Story” that is his most beloved. “Toy Story” (1995) was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — April 2022

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC film laboratory–that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication. Anthology Film Archives: New York, New York […]