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  • Film, Video

    San Francisco's future /

    By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...

    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video

    Tenderloin at night /

    77521 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77521. Duration: 2:02 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 533; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video

    Racket squad. Catalog Record Only

    "Ripped from the case files of police forces across the country, Racket squad sought to expose the devious machinations of the con man"--Container.

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Heat / Catalog Record Only

    A gang led by Neil McCauley robs an armored truck in downtown L.A. and a guard is killed. Vincent Hanna, a homicide cop, investigates and identifies McCauley as his prey. The two men meet, talk about their lives and warn each other that, if forced to, they'll take each other down. McCauley decides to pull one final bank robbery and leave the country. The ...

    • Date: 1996
  • Film, Video

    Law & order: Los Angeles. Catalog Record Only

    Fuses classic ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with the distinctive backdrop of LA, delving into the unique attitudes, cultures, and crimes of the West Coast, as it follows two members of L.A.P.D.'s elite Robbery Homicide Division and their work with the District Attorney's office.

    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video

    The new Dick Van Dyke show. The pregnancy / Catalog Record Only

    "When Jenny thinks she might be pregnant, Dick has a dream that he and the guys at work are the ones expecting"--TV.com WWW site, viewed May 31, 2012.

    • Date: 1974
  • Film, Video

    Rising sun / Catalog Record Only

    PA620-083 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (employer for hire). Prev.: screenplay prev. reg., PAu1-721-955; music preexisting. NM: all other cinematographic material. DCR 1993; PUB 12Jul93; REG 19Jul93; PA620-083. Executive producer, Sean Connery ; music composed by Toru Takemitsu ; film editors, Stephen A. Rotter and William S. Scharf ; director of photography, Michael Chapman. Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, ...

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    Three's company. Catalog Record Only

    The opening of Jack's Bistro is just the beginning. Other issues dealt with include: Will Terri marry her soap opera hunk? What really happened between Jack and Larry's teenage sister? Can the roommates trap a crooked building inspector without going to jail themselves? Who is the restaurant's awful new singer and what can Jack do about it? And what is it about Jack's new ...

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Catalog Record Only

    Gomer Pyle gets himself in and out of one sidesplitting fix after another, much to the exasperation of his bullheaded drill instructor, the thunderous Sgt. Carter. In spite of it all, it's Gomer's kind heart and cockeyed innocence that never fail to win over his cantankerous superior and beloved platoon.

    • Date: 2007
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    Hyde in Hollywood / Catalog Record Only

    In Hollywood in 1939, an actor/director named Julian Hyde is blackmailed by a gossip columnist known as Hollywood Confidential who threatens to reveal Hyde's homosexuality. Hyde is coerced into revealing secrets of other Hollywood stars. Hyde plots revenge by making a film about Hollywood Confidential's life, revealing all of his secrets.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Nash Bridges. Catalog Record Only

    Nash Bridges is a charming, street-smart inspector for San Francisco's elite Special Investigations Unit. Nash often goes undercover to track down the city's most vile criminals, from drug dealers and smugglers to the Russian mob. Nash's loyal partner, Joe Dominguez is a retired cop who's as obsessed with solving crimes as he is with getting rich quick, a weakness that always seems to get ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Don - Marin, Cheech - Perry, Jeff - Rysher Entertainment - Cbs Television Network - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Dragnet 1968. Catalog Record Only

    Follow no-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday, and hard-nosed Officer Bill Gannon, as they track down criminals throughout L.A. Each case is said to have been pulled from actual cases from the L.A.P.D. files. Stories pay careful attention to realism, and have numerous twists before the criminals are finally arrested.

    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Racket squad. Catalog Record Only

    "Ripped from the case files of police forces across the country, Racket squad sought to expose the devious machinations of the con man"--Container.

    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    A scanner darkly / Catalog Record Only

    Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, that of a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and ...

    • Date: 2006
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    Blade runner / Catalog Record Only

    In the year 2019 in Los Angeles, replicants, genetically engineered human beings of superior strength and intelligence, have been created as labor for the planet colonies. The replicants, which have a life span of four years, start revolts and are forbidden on earth. Four Nexus 6 replicants, which are virtually indistinguishable from humans, commandeer a space shuttle to earth. Rick Deckard is a blade ...

    • Date: 1983
  • Film, Video

    The new Dick Van Dyke show. Balzac, come home / Catalog Record Only

    "The Prestons babysit, then lose Margot's spoiled dog"--TV.com WWW site, viewed May 31, 2012.

    • Date: 1974
  • Film, Video

    Blade runner / Catalog Record Only

    In the year 2019 in Los Angeles, replicants, genetically engineered human beings of superior strength and intelligence, have been created as labor for the planet colonies. The replicants, which have a life span of four years, start revolts and are forbidden on earth. Four Nexus 6 replicants, which are virtually indistinguishable from humans, commandeer a space shuttle to earth. Rick Deckard is a blade ...

    • Date: 1987
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    The Life and death of 9413--a Hollywood extra / Catalog Record Only

    An aspiring actor comes to Hollywood, hoping to become a star. Instead, he finds only anonymity as an extra when a studio mogul gives him the number 9413. Another actor who arrived at the same time becomes a star, and all Hollywood lionizes him. Meanwhile, the extra finds employment harder to find, and eventually dies of privation. While the other performers laugh, the extra's ...

    • Date: 1927
  • Film, Video

    All-American girl. Catalog Record Only

    A television show about a very Westernized Korean-American girl delightfully at odds with her traditional but screwy family in San Francisco.

    • Date: 2006
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    The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record Only

    Opens with a tunnel bit featuring guest Bob Crane as his television character Colonel Hogan in Hogan's heroes. Presents parts one and two of Selena darling, a "movie" about an actress who, after clawing her way to the top and through four husbands, disappears only to return with four sons and to accept her long-suffering agent's marriage proposal (Missing star sketch part 1 and ...

    • Date: 1966
  • Film, Video

    Killer of sheep / Catalog Record Only

    A realistic portrait of a black, urban Los Angeles community. Stan, a slaughterhouse worker, struggles to provide for his family, love his wife, and maintain responsibility to his community. Though his everyday life is filled with setbacks--he struggles with frustration, depression, and the temptation of friends trying to get him involved in their shady dealings--he perseveres in the hope of better life for himself ...

    • Date: 1978
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    Brothers & sisters. Catalog Record Only

    Sarah and Saul try to save the family company, while Tommy goes into business with Holly. Sarah and Joe divorce, Kitty and Robert get married.

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    The holiday / Catalog Record Only

    Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Mi vida loca / Catalog Record Only

    Sad Girl and Mousie, two Chicana teenagers, are members of the Echo Park Home Girl gang in Los Angeles. Once best friends, they have fallen out over Ernesto, a drug dealer who has fathered a child by both of them, and meet to fight a dual of honor, but they relent. He buys a custom-built mini-truck, which El Duran, a rival gangster believes should ...

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    Strange days / Catalog Record Only

    Set in the urban inferno of 1999 Los Angeles, Lenny Nero, sells dreams and hustles nightmares available on small disks that are viewable via a compact headpiece which make every sensation immediate. Nero replays scenes of happier days with Faith Justin, who has run off with sadistic Philo Gant. Nero hooks up with an old friend, Lornette "Mace" Mason, as he attempts to win ...

    • Date: 1995