Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

May 27, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Events at the Library Of Congress June - August 1999

(Events subject to change)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesday, June 1
FILM
A mini-series of Bob Hope films begins this evening with a screening of "Calling All Tars" (Warner Bros., 1936) and "Son of Paleface" (Paramount, 1952), marking a display of recently acquired Bob Hope materials in the "American Treasures" exhibition. Watch for more information about the opening of the new Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment in the Library's Jefferson Building this fall. The films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Madison Building. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show, by calling (202) 707-5677. 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. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, June 3
FILM
The Bob Hope Film Series continues with "Shop Talk" (Warner Bros., 1936) and "Star Spangled Revue" (NBC, 1950) in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, June 4
FILM
The last films to be screened in the Bob Hope Film Series are "The Old Gray Mayor" (Warner Bros., 1934) and "The Road to Rio" (Paramount, 1947) in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 8
FILM
Three films related to or produced by designers Charles and Ray Eames will be shown tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m., in connection with the Eames exhibition now on display in the Library's Jefferson Building. The films are: "Eames Celebration: Several Worlds of Charles and Ray Eames" (WNET, 1977); "901: After 45 Years of Working" (Eames Office, 1989); and "Powers of Ten" (Eames Office, 1978). See June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, June 10
EXHIBITION OPENS
Original paintings, in charcoal, watercolor and oil, by Jessie Willcox Smith for the 1916 edition of the book The Water-Babies go on display today in the Swann Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building adjacent to the Visitor Orientation Theater. Jessie Willcox Smith was one of the most popular and successful graphic artists in America during the first half of this century, and the drawings that she did for The Water-Babies, now recognized as an international classic among children's books, constitute some of her most memorable work. "The Water-Babies: Illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith" will be on view in the Swann Gallery, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through Sept. 18. Public Contact: (202) 707-4604.

Thursday, June 10
FILM
This summer the Library will be offering a fascinating series of adventure films from the silent era, the first of which will be screened this evening at 7 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. The films are: "The King's Messenger" (Biograph, 1908); "The Cardinal's Conspiracy" (Biograph, 1909); "The Duke's Plan" (Biograph, 1910); "When Kings Were the Law" (Biograph, 1912); and "D'Artagnan / The Three Musketeers" (Triangle, 1916). See June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, June 10
LECTURE
The Center for the Book's Books & Beyond series presents popular lecturer and author J.S. Holliday in a discussion of his new book Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California. The program will be held in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221.

Friday, June 11
FILM
"Paris, Texas" (20th Century Fox, 1984) is one of the films that has been nominated but not selected for the Library's National Film Registry. It will be screened in the Mary Pickford Theater at 6:30 p.m. See the June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 15
READING
Poetry at Noon celebrates Father's Day with "Poems for Dads." Sid Gold, author of Working Vocabulary (1997) and Lee Briccetti of Poets House in New York City will read in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-1308.

Tuesday, June 15
FILM
The first in a series of director George Cukor's films, "Dinner at Eight" (MGM, 1934), is screened this evening in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday-Thursday, June 15-17
CONFERENCE
A three-day conference on "Frontiers of the Mind in the Twenty-First Century" launches the symposia series of the Library's bicentennial celebration. Eminent scholars and scientists from around the world, including a number of Nobel Prize winners, will summarize the most significant developments in 24 fields of knowledge during the past century and look ahead to the 21st century to explore what they think will be the most important developments in those fields. Conference sessions will cover topics ranging from cosmology, mathematics, genetics and neurobiology to history and politics, ecology, anthropology and religion. Some of those who will present papers are: Sir Martin Rees, Cambridge University, on cosmology; Phillip A. Griffiths, Princeton University, mathematics; Jonathan Spence, Yale University, history and politics; Gerald Edelman, Scripps Research Institute, neurobiology; Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, religion and the state; and Daniel Bell, Harvard University, sociology. All sessions will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, beginning at 9 a.m. The symposium is open to the public free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (202) 707-8914.

Wednesday, June 16
TREASURE-TALK
Gerard Gawalt, historian in the Manuscript Division, discusses Thomas Jefferson's "rough draft" of the Declaration of Independence in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3610.

Thursday, June 17
FILM
"Christopher Strong" (RKO, 1933) and "Craig's Wife" (Columbia, 1936), two of director Dorothy Arzner's films, will be shown tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. See the June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, June 18
FILM
Tonight's film in the Mary Pickford Theater is "Do the Right Thing" (40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/ Universal, 1989), a National Film Registry nominee. It will be shown at 7 p.m. See the June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, June 25
FILM
Edwin W. "Ned" Thanhouser, grandson of silent motion picture pioneers Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, will guest curate a program of historic silent films produced by the Thanhouser Co. that chronicle the evolution of early cinematic style. Four films with live musical accompaniment are scheduled for the program: "Only in the Way" (1911); "The Cry of the Children" (1912); "The Vagabonds" (1915); and "The World and the Woman" (1916). The films will be screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 6:30 p.m., and will be repeated at the same time on Tuesday, June 29. See June 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 29
FILM
The Thanhouser film program is repeated this evening at 6:30 p.m. See June 25 listing for details.

Tuesday, June 29
LECTURE
John Callahan, literary executor of the Ralph Ellison estate, delivers the annual Bradley Lecture with a talk titled "On Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man" in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. The Bradley Lecture series at the Library is made possible by a grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee to give eminently qualified scholars the opportunity to discuss texts of great historical importance in social and political thought. Public Contact: (202) 707-3302.

Wednesday, June 30
LECTURE
Author and scholar John Callahan makes a second appearance at the Library with a discussion of his own editorial work on the just-published posthumous novel by Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth, in the popular Books & Beyond series. His title for this evening's program is "Juneteenth: On Editing Ellison's Posthumous Novel." The event will be held in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221.

Thursday, July 1
FILM
"When Knights Were Bold" (Biograph, 1908); "Richard the Lionhearted" (Cines, 1912); "Shamus O'Brien" (Imp, 1912); "Brennan of the Moor" (Solax, 1913); and "Kidnapped" (Edison, 1917) will be shown tonight, at 7 p.m., as part of the summer series on adventure films from the silent era. All films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Madison Building. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show, by calling (202) 707-5677. 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. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, July 2
FILM
Two films will be shown tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m.: one is by Charles and Ray Eames, being screened in connection with the Eames exhibition in the Jefferson Building, "The World of Franklin and Jefferson" (Eames Office, 1976), and the other is "Lost in America" (Warner Bros., 1985). See July 1 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 6
FILM
Director Dorothy Arzner's film "The Red Kimono" (Mrs. Wallace Reid Productions, 1925), will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, July 8
FILM
Two films are on the schedule for the Mary Pickford Theater this evening; one was produced by the Eames Office, "Goods" (Eames Office, 1981), and the other is "American Madness" (Columbia, 1932). They will be screened at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, July 9
FILM
George Cukor's Oscar-winning film, "My Fair Lady" (Warner Bros., 1964), can be seen in tonight's program at the Mary Pickford Theater, beginning at 6 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 13
FILM
"The Cossack Whip" (Edison, 1916) and two different versions of "Beverly of Graustark" (Biograph, 1916; Cosmopolitan, 1926) will be screened tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 6:30 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, July 15
FILM
"SX-70" (Eames Office, 1972) and "Blowup" (MGM, 1966), Mary Pickford Theater, 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, July 16
FILM
"Tocatta for Toy Trains" (Eames Office, 1957) and "Closely Watched Trains" (Filmove Studio Barrandov, 1966), Mary Pickford Theater, 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 20
FILM
Director George Cukor's films are featured in tonight's screenings: "Rockabye" (RKO, 1932) and "Our Betters" (RKO, 1933), in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 6:30 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, July 22
FILM
Two films nominated for the National Film Registry, "Wagon Tracks" (Paramount-Artcraft, 1919) and "The Toll Gate" (Paramount-Artcraft, 1920), will be shown tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, July 23
FILM
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Paramount, 1981), a nominee for the National Film Registry, will be screened tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Monday, July 26
FILM
"Day of the Fight" (RKO, 1950); "Flying Padre" (RKO, 1951); "The Seafarers" (Lester Cooper Productions, 1953); and "Fear and Desire" (Kubrick Productions, 1953) are on the program for tonight's show in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 27
FILM
"Dance Girl Dance" (RKO, 1940), directed by Dorothy Arzner, can be seen in the Mary Pickford Theater this evening, at 7 p.m. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, July 29
FILM
Three silent adventure films will be screened tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m.: Duel Scene, "By Right of Sword" (Biograph, 1910); "The Two Sons" (Imp, 1909); and "If I Were King" (Fox, 1920). See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, July 30
FILM
TwoEames films, "Kaleidoscope: Jazz Chair" (Eames Office, 1960), and "Lucia Chase" (Eames Office, 1978) are on the program for tonight, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mary Pickford Theater. "Playtime" (Specta Films, 1967) will also be screened. See July 1 listing for additional information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 3
FILM
Films by or about Charles and Ray Eames are on this evening's program in the Mary Pickford Theater, as well as "Babes in Toyland" (Hal Roach, 1934) and "Dupont Show of the Week: The Wonderful World of Toys" (NBC, 1961). The Eames films are "Parade" (Eames Office, 1952), and "Tops" (Eames Office, 1969). The screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. All films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Madison Building. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show, by calling (202) 707-5677. 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. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, August 5
FILM
Dorothy Arzner's "First Comes Courage" (Columbia, 1943) will be shown tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, August 6
FILM
"A Star is Born," directed by George Cukor (Warner Bros., 1954), is tonight's film in the Mary Pickford Theater, with an early start time of 6 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 10
FILM
"The Expanding Airport" (Eames Office, 1958), "La Jetée" (Argos Films, 1964) and "Criminals of the Air" (Columbia, 1939), will be screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, August 12
FILM
Silent films "Nursing a Viper" (Biograph, 1910), "The Oath and the Man" (Biograph, 1910) and "Scaramouche" (MGM, 1923), can be seen in the Mary Pickford Theater tonight, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, August 13
FILM
Two films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater this evening, at 7 p.m.: "The Fiberglass Chairs" (Eames Office, 1970) and "Jailhouse Rock" (MGM, 1957). See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 17
FILM
"Written on the Wind" (Universal, 1956), a nominee for the National Film Registry, is tonight's film in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, August 19
FILM
A National Film Registry nominee, "The Smiling Lieutenant" (Paramount, 1931), can be seen in tonight's program in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, August 20
FILM
The silent film "Don Juan" (Warner Bros., 1926) will be screened this evening in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 24
FILM
"Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India" (Eames Office, 1955) and Hallmark Hall of Fame: "Shangri-La" (NBC, 1960) are on tonight's program in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Thursday, August 26
FILM
The silent film "The Beloved Rogue" (United Artists, 1927) will be shown tonight in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

Friday, August 27
FILM
The final film program in August features "House" (Eames Office, 1955) and "The Old Dark House" (Universal, 1932), in the Mary Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See the August 3 listing for more information. Public Contact: (202) 707-5677.

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First St. S.E. across First Street from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

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Information about events at the Library of Congress is available on the Internet at http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/.

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PR 99-075
5/27/99
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