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  • Douglas Waller: 2011 National Book Festival

    Journalist and author Douglas Waller appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Katherine Dunham on "L'Ag'Ya"

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Lever-lock Gate

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wilson, William A. (William Albert) - Nichols, Jesse "Tex"
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1981-05-09
  • The music of Francis Hopkinson

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Wintle, James - Hopkinson, Francis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The wreck of the Old 97 [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from AFC 1928/002: AFS 18997 (Content). Illustrations: View of Locomotive No. 17 heading northbound about 1.4 miles north of Orbisonia, on the narrow-gauge main line ( -- [Empire State Express, Utica, N.Y.] ( -- The fastest time on record ( -- [C H & D (i.e., Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton) train wreck below ...

    • Contributor: Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Gift to Stalin

    Film producers Boris Cherdabayev and Aliya Uvalzhanova show selected clips and discuss the film, the tale of a young Jewish orphan is sent into exile during a Stalinist purge.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-23
  • The Enduring Value of Magna Carta

    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress, ret.), Jonathan Jacobs (City University of New York) and William C. Hubbard (American ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • The Woman Road Warrior

    Kathleen Ameche shared travel tips, tricks and traps from her recent book, "The Woman Road Warrior: The Working Woman's Guide to Business Travel," in a program sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division. Ameche is a former vice president of the Tribune Company, one of the nation's top media firms. Traveling nearly two million miles during her career, Ameche has faced all ...

    • Contributor: Ameche, Kathleen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-21
  • Lois Lowry: 2012 National Book Festival

    Lois Lowry appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lowry, Lois
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Juan Williams

    Juan Williams at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Williams, Juan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park /

    Probably part of the "Alaska and Yellowstone National Park Series" in the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident to the excitement ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Shannon Hale: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hale, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle of the Place de la Concorde, passing hundreds of carriages and busses. The beginning of the picture shows the historical church of the Madeleine in the background, the picture ending by approaching and running under the main entrance to the Paris Exposition. 100 ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Mapmaking...on Horseback

    • Contributor: Hebert, John R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Printing in Color: Lessons in Technique

    A demonstration of the progress of color printing from 1457 until 1800, using examples from the Library's Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and recent acquisitions. The focus of the talk is a discussion of the techniques developed by printers to apply color to printed images through the mechanical process of the printing press and how these techniques changed as the technology of printing developed over ...

    • Contributor: De Simone, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-07
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    "On the front end of the flat car is a lady, whose feathers and ribbons flutter in the wind. The panoramic view of the hills and valley is very beautiful"--Edison films catalog. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz

    In 1938, Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe, also known as Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941), sat down at a piano in the Library of Congress to record the first oral history of jazz. Seated nearby, asking questions and operating a small portable disc recorder, sat Alan Lomax, 23-year-old assistant in charge of the Library's Archive of American Folksong. Writer and jazz scholar John Szwed and pianist Dave ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-01-18
  • Books That Shaped America

    As part of our 2012 Celebration of the Book and recognition of Books That Shaped America, we asked several book enthusiasts to talk about the books that they believed shaped America.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-27
  • The Cosmic Race: Who Are Hispanics Anyway?

    Marie Arana is the author of both non-fiction and fiction books. This event commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month.

    • Contributor: Arana , Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-19
  • Solitary hotel

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • U.N. Story "Ambassador-At-Large" Starring Danny Kaye

    sound recording | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Jeffrey Eugenides: 2012 National Book Festival

    Jeffrey Eugenides appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Eugenides, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Books & Beyond: Mystery Writer Dana Stabenow

    Best-selling mystery writer Dana Stabenow discussed her book, "Blindfold Game: A Thriller." While researching "Blindfold Game," she spent 16 days patrolling the Pacific Ocean on board the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley. She also reported daily about life aboard the ship on her interactive Web site.

    • Contributor: Stabenow, Dana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-01-10
  • Dvorak in the New World

    For the first time in more than a century, Antonin Dvorak's original manuscript for Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," returned to the United States for a special one-day display at the Library of Congress. Dvorak scholar Michael Beckerman speaks on the role of African-American sources in the composer's conception of an American music. Eva Velicka joins him for a discussion on "Manuscripts ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-01