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  • Hidden Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines

    For well over two and a half centuries, the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday of Christmas in villages in many parts of England, especially in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, on the eastern edge of the Pennine hills. In this talk Ian Russell explores the development of this ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Ian
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-01-07
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    Secrets of the manor house / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Secrets of the manor house looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.

    • Contributor: Ward, Susannah - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Challenges of Designing the Roud Folk Song Index

    Steve Roud discusses his work compiling The Folk Song Index, an online index to all the traditional folksongs of the English-speaking world. The Folk Song Index is a freely-available online database which lists English-language traditional songs collected in Britain, North America, and Australia, whether found in books, sound recordings, or unpublished collections. Entries include details of the song title and first line, name of ...

    • Contributor: Roud, Steve - Roud, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-04-14
  • From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama

    This lecture showcases the variety and importance of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, which has been digitized and is intended for online presentation as part of the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. The talk describes some of the editorial challenges facing the James Madison Carpenter Project team as they prepare a critical edition of the collection.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-04-23
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    Secrets of Althorp: the Spencers / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This film focuses on Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried on the estate.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Catalog Record Only

    "As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously 'This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince' and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past" --Copyright description.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    The English masters. Hogarth / Catalog Record Only

    "Undoubtedly, the first great painter to hail from England, William Hogarth's work was a witty and brilliant satirical depiction of English society. This was a society with flaws and Hogarth was not afraid to condemn, as well as praise. With these characteristics combined, Hogarth was able to produce his greatest works, modern moral subjects including The rake's progress and Marriage-à-la-mode which are still admired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Ivanhoe / Catalog Record Only

    This is a legend of Ivanhoe, the knight who returns from fighting Richard the Lion-Hearted in the Crusades. Upon his return to England, he learns his true love Rowena has been promised to another for marriage. Also Richard's brother is plotting to take over his throne. There's romance, swordplay and adventurous battles.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986
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    Dangoor Sepher Torah 1st Tevet 5766, 1st January 2006, 7th day Hanukkah / Catalog Record Only

    Filmed by Anna Dangoor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    In the fog / Catalog Record Only

    A drama in which the chief opponent of a bill prevents its sponsor, Sir Andrew, from being at Parliament for the final vote. Sir Andrew has a passion for mystery stories, and members of his London club while away his time by spontaneously inventing a murder mystery which they pretend actually occurred.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The long march : the true story of holocaust survivor Leon Greenman / Catalog Record Only

    In October 2002, Leon Greenman went back to the Polish concentration camps to tell his story. It was the first time he visited the German Buchenwald camp since 1945.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    Boudicca of the Iceni / Catalog Record Only

    Her name has passed into legend, her deeds have become part of folklore. How did Boudicca of the Iceni tribe, unite the warring Celtic people to face the common foe, the mighty legions of the Roman Empire?

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Catalog Record Only

    Follow the adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful assistant Dr. Watson as they solve one baffling case after another with the aid of the bumbling Inspector Lestrade.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
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    Wesley: a heart transformed can change the world / Catalog Record Only

    "Step into eighteenth-century England and experience the transformation of one man whose heart-wrenching search for peace haunts him even as he pours himself into a life of service and evangelism. Now, for the first time, Wesley's fascinating spiritual struggle is presented in this award-winning feature film based on John's own private journals. Young John Wesley works hard to earn his own salvation, but still ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Rocknrolla / Catalog Record Only

    When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and London's entire criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician, and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude, and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Reilly, ace of spies / Catalog Record Only

    At the turn of the 20th century, one remarkable man single-handedly tried to alter the course of history. Sidney Reilly was a Russian-born British agent who radically transformed modern espionage techniques and set the mold for the super spy. From one heart-pulsing mission after another, from stealing top-secret Russian oil information to a near overthrow of the Bolshevik Revolution to his final capture by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Raising the wind / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: reg. unknown. The film was released in the United States under the title Roommates. James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Liz Frazer. Source used: Gifford, The British film catalog, 1895-1970; Nash and Ross, The motion picture guide, v. 6, p. 2668. Received: 5/18/92; ref print; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Not viewed.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1961
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    Signpost to murder / Catalog Record Only

    LP29361 PAu1-791-602 (Colorized version) U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. & Marten Productions, Inc.; 21Jun64; LP29361. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. Copyright for minor change version: Turner Entertainment Co. PAu1-791-602. Copyright notice on minor change version: Turner Entertainment Co. ; 1993. Music, Lyn Murray ; director of photography, Paul C. Vogel ; film editor, John McSweeney, Jr. Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare, Alan ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1965
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    Capturing Mary / Catalog Record Only

    "A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever"--Internet movie database WWW site, viewed June 18, 2010.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    The death penalty / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the controversy about capital punishment. Includes interviews with an ex-warden of San Quentin, a British public hangman, chiefs of police, religious leaders, murderers and relatives and friends of murder victims.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1967
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    [Hawthorne, Charles Webster--home movies. Trip to the West Indies, Europe and Morocco, 1929]. Catalog Record Only

    These home movies of the family of Charles Webster Hawthorne present scenes of a trip abroad which he, Marion Campbell Hawthorne, his wife, and Joseph Hawthorne, his son, made with friends in 1929. Several friends, including Dr. and Mrs. Harlow Brooks and their daughter Ruth, accompanied the Hawthornes. They travelled to the West Indies, southern Spain, Morocco, France, and England. In Spain, the group ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1929
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    Crime at the canal = The water gipsies / Catalog Record Only

    Living on a barge on the Thames, a local beauty attracts the attention of an artist, leading to her becoming involved in an accidental death.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1932
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    Fun with the Fab Four / Catalog Record Only

    A compilation of newsfilm, interviews and TV clips from around the world featuring the Beatles in the 60s.

    • Contributor: Oliveri, Sandy - Goodtimes Entertainment (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    Naked / Catalog Record Only

    Johnny, an unemployed philosopher-bum, rapes a woman in an alley, then leaves Manchester and drives a stolen car to London. He stays with former girlfriend Louise. After bedding her loopy flatmate, punkette Sophie, he feels compelled to roam the streets of London once more where he meets an array of individuals. Johnny, beaten up in the street, returns to Louise and Sophie's apartment. There ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1993
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    History's mysteries. Bounty hunters / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary of the history of bounty hunters in England and the United States.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999