Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

May 13, 1999

Summer Film Series Schedule Announced
May 25 - August 27, 1999

This summer the Mary Pickford Theater presents a film retrospective in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention, featuring 26 films they made covering such disparate topics as toy trains, jellyfish, Indian textiles, algebra, and Jeffersonian democracy. Noted for their furniture designs -- the "Eames chair" in particular -- the Eameses were also brilliant and inventive filmmakers, able to reduce the most abstract concepts to readily understood images.

The season also features several "miniseries," including retrospectives of directors George Cukor and Dorothy Arzner, a tribute to Bob Hope in honor of the opening of a case devoted to his career in the Library's American Treasures gallery, an overview of the important work of the Thanhouser Film Company hosted by the grandson of the studio's founder, and a fascinating series of adventure films in the silent era.

Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the third floor of the Library of Congress Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

SCHEDULE
All programs begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, May 25 - Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (CBS, 1963)
Director: Buzz Kulik. Writer: Rod Serling. Camera: George Clemens. Cast: James Whitmore, James Broderick, Paul Langton, Tim O'Connor, Jo Helton. (60 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy CBS).

preceded by

Copernicus (Eames Office, 1973)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (10 minutes, sound, color, videotape; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Kepler's Laws (Eames Office, 1973)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (3 minutes, sound, color, videotape; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

The Lick Observatory (Eames Office, 1968)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (9 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

House of Science (Eames Office, 1962)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (13 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Information Machine (Eames Office, 1957)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (10 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Computer Perspective (Eames Office, 1972)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (10 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Thursday, May 27 - Son of a Shark (Gaumont, 1993)
Director: Agnes Merlet. Writers: Agnes Merlet and Santiago Amigorena. Camera: Gerard Simon. Cast: Ludovic Vandendaele, Erick Da Silva, Sandrine Blancke, Maxime Leroux. (88 minutes, French with subtitles, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Gaumont).

preceded by

National Fisheries Center and Aquarium (Eames Office, 1967)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (11 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

A Small Hydromedusan: Polyorchis Haplus (Eames Office, 1970)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (3 minutes, sound, color, video; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

The Black Ships (Eames Office, 1970)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (8 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Friday, May 28 (6:30 pm start time) - Drowning by Numbers (Miramax, 1988)
Director/Writer: Peter Greenaway. Camera: Sacha Vierny. Cast: Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Bernard Hill, Jason Edwards. (119 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Miramax).

preceded by

Scheutz (Eames Office, 1967)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (5 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

IBM Mathematica Peep Show (Eames Office, 1961)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (11 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office)

Exponents (Eames Office, 1973)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (3 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Alpha (Eames Office, 1972)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (2 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tuesday, June 1: Bob Hope - Son of Paleface (Paramount, 1952)
Director: Frank Tashlin. Writers: Joseph Qullian, Frank Tashlin, Robert Welch. Camera: Harry Wild. Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Iron Eyes Cody. (95 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Paramount).

preceded by

Calling All Tars (Warner Bros., 1936)
Director: Lloyd French. Writers: Jack Henley, Burnet Hershey. Cast: Bob Hope, Johnny Berkes, Oscar Ragland. (19 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Thursday, June 3: Bob Hope - Star Spangled Revue (NBC, 1950)
Director: Hal Keith. Producer: Max Leibman. Writers: Larry Gelbart, Larry Marks, Larry Fisher, Al Schwartz, Mort Lachman, Norm Sullivan. Cast: Bob Hope, Beatrice Lillie, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dinah Shore. Broadcast: April 9, 1950. (90 minutes, sound, b&w, video; LC Collection, courtesy NBC).

preceded by

Shop Talk (Warner Bros., 1936)
Director: Lloyd French. Writers: Jack Henley, Burnet Hershey. Cast: Bob Hope, Johnny Berkes. (19 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Friday, June 4: Bob Hope - The Road to Rio (Paramount, 1947)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose. Camera: Ernest Laszlo. Cast: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard. (100 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Paramount).

preceded by

The Old Gray Mayor (Warner Bros., 1934)
Director: Lloyd French. Writer: Herman Ruby. Cast: Bob Hope, Lionel Stander, Ruth Blasco. (21 minutes, sound, b&w, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Tuesday, June 8 - Powers of Ten (Eames Office, 1978)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (9 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

preceded by

Eames Celebration: Several Worlds of Charles and Ray Eames (WNET, 1977)
Director: Perry Adato. (90 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy WNET).

901: After 45 Years of Working (Eames Office, 1989)
Director/Writer: Eames Demetrios. (28 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Thursday, June 10: The Silent Adventurers - D'artagnan / The Three Musketeers (Triangle, 1916)
Director: Charles Swickard. Writer: J.G. Hawks, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Camera: Clyde De Vinna. Cast: Orrin Johnson, Dorothy Dalton, Louise Glaum, Harvey Clark, Walt Whitman. (50 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

preceded by

The King's Messenger (Biograph, 1908)
(10 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

The Cardinal's Conspiracy (Biograph, 1909)
Director: D.W. Griffith. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Frank Polwell, Florence Lawrence, Harry Salter, Linda Arvidson, Mack Sennett, Mary Pickford. (10 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

The Duke's Plan (Biograph, 1910)
Director: D.W. Griffith. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Frank Grandon, Marion Leonard, Kate Bruce, W. Chrystie Miller, James Kirkwood. (11 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

When Kings Were the Law (Biograph, 1912)
Director: D.W. Griffith. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Dorothy Bernard, Claire McDowell, Wilfred Lucas, David Miles, William J. Butler. (12 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Friday, June 11 (6:30 pm start time) - Paris, Texas (20th Century Fox, 1984)
Director: Wim Wenders. Writer: Sam Shepherd. Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Nastassja Kinski. (150 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Fox.)

Tuesday, June 15: George Cukor - Dinner at Eight (MGM, 1934)
Director: George Cukor. Writers: Frances Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Camera: William Daniels. Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore. (110 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Thursday, June 17 (6:30 pm start time): Dorothy Arzner - Craig's Wife (Columbia, 1936)
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Writer: Mary McCall, based on the play by George Kelly. Camera: Lucien Ballard. Cast: Robert Allen, John Boles, Billie Burke, Jane Darwell. (73 minutes, sound, b&w, video; LC Collection, courtesy Columbia).

preceded by

Christopher Strong (RKO, 1933)
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Writer: Zoe Akins from the novel by Gilbert Frankau. Camera: Bert Glennon. Cast: Katherine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke, Helen Chandler. (77 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

Friday, June 18 - Do the Right Thing (40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Universal, 1989)
Director/Writer: Spike Lee. Camera: Ernest Dickerson. Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, Spike Lee, Rosie Perez. (120 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Universal).

Friday, June 25 (6:30 pm start time): Thanhouser Film Program, presented by Edwin Thanhouser - Only in the Way (Thanhouser, 1911)
Cast: Marie Eline. (12 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

The Cry of the Children (Thanhouser, 1912)
Director: George Nichols. Camera: Carl Gregory. Cast: Marie Eline, Ethel Wright, James Cruze, Lila Chester. (29 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; print courtesy the Museum of Modern Art).

The Vagabonds (Thanhouser, 1915)
Cast: Morris Foster, Grace DeCarlton, Arthur Bauer. (15 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

The World and the Woman (Thanhouser, 1916)
Director: W. Eugene Moore. Writer: Philip Lonergan. Camera: George Webber. Cast: Jeanne Eagels, Ethelmary Oakland, Boyd Marshall, Thomas Curran. (65 minutes, silent. b&w, 16mm; print courtesy George Eastman House).

Tuesday, June 29 (6:30 pm start time): Thanhouser Film Program - (see June 25)

Thursday, July 1: The Silent Adventurers - Kidnapped (Edison, 1917)
Director: Alan Crosland. Writer: Sumner Williams, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Cast: Raymond McKee, Joseph Burke, Ray Hallor, William Wadsworth, Robert Cain. (51 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

preceded by

When Knights Were Bold (Biograph, 1908)
Director: Wallace McCutcheon. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Ann Lorley. (9 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Richard the Lionhearted (Cines, 1912)
(11 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Shamus O'Brien (Imp, 1912)
Director/Writer: Otis Turner, adapted from the poem by J.S. La Fanu. Cast: King Baggot, Vivian Prescott, W.R. Daly, W.E. Shay, Mr. Balfour. (23 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Brennan of the Moor (Solax, 1913)
Director: Edward Warren. Cast: Barney Gilmour. (22 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Friday, July 2 - Lost in America (Warner Bros., 1985)
Director: Albert Brooks. Writers: Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson. Camera: Eric Saarinen. Cast: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Maggie Roswell, Garry K. Marshall. (91 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

preceded by

The World of Franklin and Jefferson (Eames Office, 1976)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (29 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tuesday, July 6: Dorothy Arzner - The Red Kimono (Mrs. Wallace Reid Productions, 1925)
Directors: Dorothy Davenport, Walter Lang. Writer: Dorothy Arzner. Camera: James Diamond. Cast: Dorothy Davenport, Priscilla Bonner, Theodore von Eltz, Tyrone Power, Sr. (84 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Thursday, July 8 - American Madness (Columbia, 1932)
Director: Frank Capra. Writer: Robert Riskin. Camera: Joseph Walker. Cast: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings. (76 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Columbia).

preceded by

Goods (Eames Office, 1981)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (7 minutes, sound, color, video; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Friday, July 9 (6:00 pm start time): George Cukor - My Fair Lady (Warner Bros., 1964)
Director: George Cukor. Writers: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, based on their Broadway musical, which was based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. Camera: Harry Stradling. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Marni Nixon. (170 minutes, sound, color, 70mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Tuesday, July 13 (6:30 pm start time): The Silent Adventurers - Beverly of Graustark (Cosmopolitan Productions, 1926)
Director: Sidney Franklin. Writer: Agnes Christine Johnson, based on the novel by George Barr McCutcheon. Camera: Percy Hilburn.(77 minutes, silent, b&w, 35 mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

preceded by

Beverly of Graustark (Biograph, 1916)
Based on the novel by George Barr McCutcheon. Cast: Linda Arvidson, Gertrude Robinson, Robert Arouet, Charles Parley, Jack Bramble. (36 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

The Cossack Whip (Edison, 1916)
Director: John H. Collins. Writer: Paul H. Sloane, based on a story by James Oppenheim. Camera: John Arnold. Cast: Viola Dana, Grace Williams, Bob Walker. (55 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Thursday, July 15 - Blowup (MGM, 1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni. Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, English dialogue by Edward Bond. Camera: Carlo di Palma. Cast: David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, Vanessa Redgrave. (110 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy MGM).

preceded by

SX-70 (Eames Office, 1972)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (11 minutes, sound, color, video; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Closely Watched Trains (Filmove Studio Barrandov, 1966)
Director/Writer: Jiri Menzel, from the novel by Bohumil Hrabal. Camera: Jaromir Sofr. Cast: Vaclav Neckar, Jitka Bendova, Vladimir Valenta. (92 minutes, Czech with subtitles, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Tocatta for Toy Trains (Eames Office, 1957)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (14 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tuesday, July 20 (6:30 pm start time): George Cukor - Our Betters (RKO, 1933)
Director: George Cukor. Writers: Jane Murfin and Harry Wagstaff Gribble, based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham. Cast: Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble-Cooper, Grant Mitchell, Anita Louise, Gilbert Roland. (78 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

preceded by

Rockabye (RKO, 1932)
Director: George Cukor. Writers: Jane Murfin and Kubec Glasmon, from an unpublished play by Lucia Bonder. Cast: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Lucas, Walter Pigeon. (75 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

Thursday, July 22 - The Toll Gate (Paramount-Artcraft, 1920)
Director: Lambert Hillyer. Writers: Lambert Hillyer and William S. Hart from the story "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them" by William S. Hart. Camera: Joe August. Cast: William S. Hart, Anna Q. Nilsson, Jack Richardson, Joseph Singleton, Richard Headrick. (ca. 56 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

preceded by

Wagon Tracks (Paramount-Artcraft, 1919)
Director: Lambert Hillyer. Writer: C. Gardiner Sullivan. Camera: Joe August. Cast: William S. Hart, Jane Novak, Robert McKim, Lloyd Bacon, Leo Pierson. (ca. 58 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy George Killiam).

Friday, July 23 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount, 1981)
Director: Steven Spielberg. Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Wolf Kahler, Paul Freeman. (115 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Paramount).

Monday, July 26 - Fear and Desire (Kubrick Productions, 1953)
Director/Camera: Stanley Kubrick. Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Howard Sackler. Cast: Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Virginia Leith, Paul Mazursky. (68 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

preceded by

Day of the Fight (RKO, 1950)
Director/Writer/Camera: Stanley Kubrick. Narrator: Douglas Edwards. (16 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

Flying Padre (RKO, 1951)
Director/Writer/Camera: Stanley Kubrick. (9 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

The Seafarers (Lester Cooper Productions, 1953)
Director/Camera: Stanley Kubrick. Writer: Will Chasen. Narrator: Dan Hollenbeck. (30 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Tuesday, July 27: Dorothy Arzner - Dance Girl Dance (RKO, 1940)
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Writers: Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis, from a story by Vicki Baum. Camera: Russell Metty. Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Ralph Bellamy. (90 minutes, sound, b&w, 35m; LC Collection, courtesy RKO).

Thursday, July 29: The Silent Adventurers - If I Were King (Fox, 1920)
Director: J. Gordon Edwards. Writer: E. Lloyd Sheldon, based on the play and novel by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Cast: William Farnum, Betty Ross Clarke, Fritz Lieber, Walter Law. (96 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

preceded by

Duel Scene, "By Right of Sword" (Biograph, 1910)
Cast: Ralph Stuart. (2 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

The Two Sons (Imp, 1909)
(10 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Friday, July 30 (6:30 pm start time) - Playtime (Specta Films, 1967)
Director: Jacques Tati. Writers: Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange. English dialogue: Art Buchwald. Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek. (119 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Films Incorporated).

preceded by

Kaleidoscope: Jazz Chair (Eames Office, 1960)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (7 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Lucia Chase (Eames Office, 1978)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (3 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tuesday, August 3 (6:30 pm start time) - Babes in Toyland (Hal Roach, 1934)
Directors: Charles Rogers and Gus Meins. Writers: Frank Butler and Nick Grinde, from the Victor Herbert operetta. Camera: Francis Corby and Art Lloyd. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Charlotte Henry. (69 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Hal Roach).

preceded by

Dupont Show of the Week: The Wonderful World of Toys (NBC, 1961)
Directors: Richard Barstow and Roger Englander. Writer: George Foster. Cast: Harpo Marx, Carol Burnett, Edie Adams, Rube Goldberg, Milton Berle. Broadcast: November 12, 1961. (60 minutes, sound, b&w, video; LC Collection, courtesy NBC).

Parade (Eames Office, 1952)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (6 minutes, sound, color, video; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tops (Eames Office, 1969)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (8 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Thursday, August 5: Dorothy Arzner - First Comes Courage (Columbia, 1943)
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Writers: Lewis Meltzer and Melvin Levy, from the novel The Commandos by Elliott Arnold. Camera: Joseph Walker. Cast: Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Carl Esmond. (88 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Columbia).

Friday, August 6 (6:00 pm start time) George Cukor - A Star Is Born (Warner Bros., 1954)
Director: George Cukor. Writer: Moss Hart, based on the screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, and Robert Carson. Camera: Sam Leavitt. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford. (176 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Tuesday, August 10 - Criminals of the Air (Columbia, 1939)
Director: C.C. Coleman, Jr. Writer: Owen Francis, based on a story by Jack Cooper. Camera: George Meehan. Cast: Rosalind Keith, Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth, John Gallaudet. (61 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Columbia). new Motion Picture Preservation Lab print

preceded by

The Expanding Airport (Eames Office, 1958)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (10 minutes, sound, color, videotape; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

La Jetée (Argos Films, 1964)
Director/Writer/Camera: Chris Marker. Cast: Helene Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux, Jean Negroni. (28 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Argos Films).

Thursday, August 12: The Silent Adventurers - Scaramouche (MGM, 1923)
Director: Rex Ingram. Writer: Willis Goldbeck, based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. Camera: John F. Seitz. Cast: Ramon Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Ingraham, Julia Swayne Gordon. (102 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

preceded by

Nursing a Viper (Biograph, 1910)
Director: D.W. Griffith. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Arthur Johnson, Marion Leonard, Billy Quirk, Owen Moore, Henry "Pathe" Lehrman. (11 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

The Oath and the Man (Biograph, 1910)
Director: D.W. Griffith. Camera: G.W. Bitzer. Cast: Henry B. Walthall, W. Chrystie Miller, Alfred Paget, George Nicholls, Frank Powell, Billy Quirk, Claire McDowell. (11 minutes, silent, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection).

Friday, August 13 - Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957)
Director: Richard Thorpe. Writer: Guy Trosper, from a story by Ned Young. Camera: Robert Bronner. Songs: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Dean Jones. (96 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy MGM).

preceded by

The Fiberglass Chairs (Eames Office, 1970)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. Music: Buddy Collette. (9 minutes, sound, color, video; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Tuesday, August 17 - Written on the Wind (Universal, 1956)
Director: Douglas Sirk. Writer: George Zuckerman, based on the novel by Robert Wilder. Camera: Russell Metty. Cast: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone. (99 minutes, sound, color, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Universal).

Thursday, August 19 - The Smiling Lieutenant (Paramount, 1931)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Writers: Ernest Vajda, Samson Raphaelson, based on the operetta The Waltz Dream by Leopold Jacobson and Felix Doermann. Camera: George Folsey. Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Miriam Hopkins, Claudette Colbert, Charles Ruggles. (88 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Paramount).

Friday, August 20: The Silent Adventurers - Don Juan (Warner Bros., 1926)
Director: Alan Crosland. Writer: Bess Meredith, inspired by the work of George Gordon Byron. Camera: Byron Haskins. Cast: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Estelle Taylor, Helene Costello, Myrna Loy. (112 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Turner Entertainment).

Tuesday, August 24 - Hallmark Hall of Fame: Shangri-La (NBC, 1960)
Director: George Schaefer. Writers: Harry Warren, James Lawrence, and Robert Lee, based on the novel by James Hilton. Cast: Richard Basehart, Maria Pavan, Gene Nelson, Alice Ghostley, Helen Gallagher, Claude Rains. Broadcast: October 24, 1960. (90 minutes, sound, b&w, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy NBC).

preceded by

Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India (Eames Office, 1955)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (11 minutes, sound, color, 16mm; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

Thursday, August 26: The Silent Adventurers - The Beloved Rogue (United Artists, 1927)
Director: Alan Crosland. Writer: Paul Bern. Camera: Joe August. Cast: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Henry Victor, Lawson Butt. (100 minutes, silent, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection).

Friday, August 27 - The Old Dark House (Universal, 1932)
Director: James Whale. Writer: Benn Levy, from the novel Benighted by J.B. Priestley. Camera: Arthur Edelson. Cast: Raymond Massey, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Charles Thesiger. (71 minutes, sound, b&w, 35mm; LC Collection, courtesy Universal).

preceded by

House (Eames Office, 1955)
Directors/Writers: Charles and Ray Eames. (11 minutes, sound, color, videodisc; LC Collection, courtesy Eames Office).

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PR 99-073
5/13/99
ISSN 0731-3527

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