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  • Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918] /

    During World War I, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. worked for the YMCA in France running canteens, clubs, and leave centers for soldiers and teaching French. She also designed the uniforms worn by the women workers in the YMCA. Views of Mrs. Roosevelt entertaining women YMCA workers in the garden of the home of her aunt, Mrs. Alice Green Hoffman, in Paris. There are medium ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler - Mutual Film Corporation - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • [Procession at Séville and bullfighting scenes] /

    Shorts document bullfights in Spain (Séville) and France (Béziers, Nîmes) during the late 19th century.

    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Corsican Language & Expressive Culture

    Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic ...

    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Catalog Record Only

    PA523-539 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Kino International Corporation. Silent motion picture prev. reg. 1923, LP 19381. NM: "edited version; text of captions." DCR 1990 REG 15Nov91; PUB 15Nov90; PA523-539. Photography, Robert S. Newhard ; art direction, E.E. Sheeley, S. Uliman ; editors, Sydney Singerman, Maurice Pivar, Edward Curtis. Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Ernest Torrance, Tully Marshall. Film originally silent; designation of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Waltz with Bashir Catalog Record Only

    "Based on the true story of director Ari Folman, an Israeli army veteran who realises he can remember nothing of the 1982 Lebanon War in which he fought, the film charts his journey to uncover the secrets of the past." -- Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Camera three. Beaubourg. Catalog Record Only

    First of two part series on the planning, construction, scope and controversial reception of one of the most modern arts centers in the world, the Pompidou Center in Paris. Rosamond Bernier in Paris discusses with all concerned the pros and cons of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture, built in January, 1977. The camera explores the building and the public that ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1977
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    Omnibus. Bohème / Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series devoted entirely to an English language production of Puccini's dramatic opera, La Bohème.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
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    Camera three. Beaubourg. Catalog Record Only

    Second in two part series on the new international arts center in Paris, the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture. This part focuses on the many public rooms (libraries, classes, research facilities, etc.). See description of part 1 for overall themes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1977
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    NBC Opera Company. Dialogues of the Carmelites / Catalog Record Only

    The story is set in France during the period just before and during the French Revolution of 1789 and deals with a group of gentle, devoted Carmelite nuns. Historical records indicate that a group of Carmelite nuns met their deaths on the gallows and this opera tells how this may have happened. Also interwoven into the story is the tale of Blanche de La ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957
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    Du Barry was a lady / Catalog Record Only

    A musical comedy based loosely on the Broadway musical. Louis, a coat room attendant in a nightclub, is in love with the star, May Daly. So is Alec Howe, a struggling songwriter. Ginny, the cigarette girl, loves Louis. May loves Alec, but loves money more. When Louis wins the Derby pot, May responds to his attentions. To get Alec out of the way, Louis ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1943
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    The Count of Monte Cristo / Catalog Record Only

    "Robert Donat plays Edmond Dantes, who is wrongly accused of a plot against the post-Napoleonic French government. Condemned to a prison cell in the impenetrable Chateau D'If, Dantes vows vengeance against the four conspirators who framed him. He is particularly anxious to give his ex-friend Mondego (Sidney Blackmer) his comeuppance, since it was Mondego who married Dantes' fiancee Mercedes (Elissa Landi). Twelve years pass; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Napoleon / Catalog Record Only

    "The chef d'ouevre of legendary French filmmaker Abel Gance, Napoleon was supposed to have been the first installment in a multipart film study of the French military hero. Each of the film's set pieces is treated like a movie in itself: the opening pillow fights and snowball battles, staged while Napoleon is still a schoolboy (played by Russian youth Vladimir Roudenko), are choreographed on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel / Catalog Record Only

    London fop Percy Blakeney is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife is also French, and she finds that her brother, has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1935
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    Struggle for the colonial frontier, 1600-1750 : France and Spain defend their claims / Catalog Record Only

    The contributions of Spain and France in the development and expansion of the North American colonies are emphasized.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
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    La Bohème / Catalog Record Only

    Mimi, a poor seamstress, and Rodolphe, a struggling playwright, fall in love. When Mimi attempts to help Rodolphe get his play produced, he suspects her of infidelity and she leaves him. Later, a severely ill Mimi returns to the now successful Rodolphe and dies.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
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    Flyboys / Catalog Record Only

    A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Me and the Colonel / Catalog Record Only

    Story of a Jew attempting to flee before the advancing Nazis in 1940 France, in the company of an antisemitic Polish officer.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1958
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    Qismathā-yī az vaqāyiʻ-i muhim-i tārīkh-i Īrān. Catalog Record Only

    A compilation of news and other historical footage depicting the Shah's third wedding, the country's celebration at the birth of his son, the crown prince, Reza Pahlavi, and the Shah's 1970 visit to France. Also includes all or part of two separate films: Wedding ceremony of the Shah and Farah Pahlavi, and Iran: a revolution betrayed (BBC, 1983, directed by Ahsan Adib, written & ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 200?
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    Cyrano de Bergerac / Catalog Record Only

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a 17th century French soldier-poet and swordsman who loves his cousin Roxane, but believes she will never love him because of his enormous nose. He courts and wins her, not for himself, but for his inexperienced and prosaic friend, Christian, who dies in battle. Years later, as Cyrano himself is dying, he confesses his love to Roxane, who suddenly realizes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1950
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    Battle stations. Sherman assault. Catalog Record Only

    Using archival footage and reenactments, tells the story of the M4 Sherman tank that was developed to compete with the German Panzer during WWII. Shows the use of the Sherman tank in the Allied breakout of Normandy following the D-Day invasion of Europe. Includes interviews with tank crew members.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    Abracadabra kid / writer, William Saroyan ; cast, Maria Riva, Walter Matthau (22 min.) -- Images médiévales / an AF Films release ; made by William Novik ; narrator, Alistair Cooke (15 min.) -- Paul Revere's ride / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; read by Raymond Massey (6 min.) -- [The new bus] / Information Productions, Inc. (5 min.) -- Trial by jury / ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
  • A tale of two cities

    "The ultimate tale of love, honor, and sacrifice during the bloodstained French Revolution is movingly brought to life in this sumptuous production ... which thrillingly captures all the drama and emotion of one of history's most tumultuous eras"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Scaramouche / Catalog Record Only

    André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1923
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    Yoshida Kijū tanpen dokyumentarī-shū. Yoshida Kiju documentaires de court métrage. vol. 2 Catalog Record Only

    The first biographical documentary is about Ozu Yasujirō, a Japanese filmmaker and his films. The second is about Veyre Gabriel, a French cinematographer who was sent to Japan to introduce new filmmaking techniques.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Marie Antoinette / Catalog Record Only

    The story of a callous monarch, swept to her death in the torrent of the French Revolution. It is also the tale of a fragile young woman struggling to find herself during one of the most turbulent moments in human history.

    • Contributor: Grubin, David - Brown, Blair - Bacon, Michael - David Grubin Productions - Cinétévé (Firm) - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Home Video - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006