Blogs Category: World War I

Veterans and The Road Back at the Mary Pickford Theater: Saturday, November 10

Screened in conjunction with The Road Back: Veterans and Literary Writing Symposium on veterans’ “road back,” focusing on the use of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as a means of healing from the trauma of war, and presented by the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, Veterans History Project, and Exhibits Office, the Mary Pickford Theater […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Nov. 1 - 3, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 1 (7:30 p.m.) The Dawn Patrol (First National, 1930) Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. co-star as two ace pilots in a Royal Flying Corps squadron dealing with the stress of combat in France during World War I. John Monk […]

At the Packard Campus -- November 2018

In November, the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One with three feature films that take place during the conflict: Howard Hawk’s original version of The Dawn Patrol, released in 1930 and starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Wings (1927), directed by William A. Wellman and […]

On the Firing Line With the Germans (1915)

  During the centenary observance of World War I, we’ve been prioritizing the preservation of films in our collection pertaining to the conflict. Foremost among these is a film called On the Firing Line With the Germans, shot in 1915 by Wilbur H. Durborough and his cameraman Irving Ries. Library staff members George Willeman and […]