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Wednesday
Dec142016

"Paris Is Burning" and "The Breakfast Club" Among National Film Registry's Class of 2016

By Daniel Crooke

Founded in 1988 as a way to protect and preserve the heritage of “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” American cinema, the Library of Congress has announced their annual list of films to be inducted into their National Film Registry – and it’s packed with inspired choices. While most of the internet is consumed with Top Ten fever as the year winds down, let's detour from the contemporary cinema and take a look at this list of twenty-five classics...

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Curio: Library of Congress Archive

Alexa here. One of my favorite places to look at images that give me a real sense of history is the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. The catalog contains not only photographs but posters, prints, and architectural drawings. A search under the subject "motion pictures" yields some interesting results, including loads of architectural drawings of historic movie houses as well as fabulous images of Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina, Monty and Liz entering the Palace Theater,  Dumbo taking a bath, and Alfred Hitchcock and his wife visiting the pyramids.  Prints can be purchased of any of the images from the catalog, and some images can even be downloaded free in high quality, suitable for printing yourself. Here are some downloads I made from the catalog today, showcasing many sides of the moviegoing experience in 20th Century America.

"Design proposal for a motion picture theater interior, possibly in New York City. Interior perspective view." 1935"Man purchasing a movie ticket from a woman in a ticket booth as a couple stands to the side." 1958"Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." 1939"Where the boys spend their money." St. Louis, 1910.