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    Theodore Roosevelt his life and times on film / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Derived from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection and the Paper Print Collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, presents 104 films that document the events in Theodore Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Features selected bibliography, timeline, film chronology, and four sound recordings of Roosevelt stating his progressive political ...
    • Date: 1999
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    Secrets of the dead. Slave ship mutiny
    Slave ship mutiny Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa in 1766 with a Dutch crew and human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. The slaves, led by a man named Massavana, mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew. The ship ended up wrecked on a beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. This program tracks ...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Joe - Young, Nic - Pechel, Katharina - Schreiber, Liev - Off the Fence Productions - Wnet (Television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Association Relative À La Télévision Européenne - Wnet.org - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Secrets of the dead. China's terracotta warriors /
    China's terracotta warriors Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their ...
    • Contributor: Schreiber, Liev - Natural History New Zealand Ltd - Wnet (Television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Wnet.org - National Geographic Channel (Television Station : Washington, D.C.) - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Frederick Law Olmsted : designing America / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.
    • Contributor: Hott, Lawrence R. - Garey, Diane - Chowder, Ken - Channing, Stockard - Scott, Campbell - Rybczynski, Witold - Beveridge, Charles E. - Wned-Tv (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.) - Florentine Films - Hott Productions - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    At the center of the world: Hyannis Port and the presidency of John F. Kennedy /
    Hyannis Port and the presidency of John F. Kennedy Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    "Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, this documentary weaves together rarely seen film with interviews from people who were there during that special time. The museum looks at the life and times of President Kennedy and his family on Cape Cod"--Container.
    • Date: 2008
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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...
    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
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    Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.
    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Date: 2012-05-01
  • Film, Video
    Jake Shimabukuro: life on four strings /
    Life on four strings Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame.
    • Contributor: Shimabukuro, Jake - Nakamura, Tadashi - Young, Donald - Anthony, Naʻalehu - Center for Asian American Media - Pacific Islanders in Communications - Palikū Documentary Films - Pbs Hawaii - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Tseviḳah : ha-raḳdan ha-Etyopi
    צביקה : הרקדן האתיופי / | Tzvika Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    VHS format. Title from videocassette housing. Sources used: label on videocassette housing; YouTube website, July 28, 2017. Received 2017-07-28 from AMED; gift of Karen Sandler ; Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress) Not viewed. סיפורו של צביקה היזיקאס, רקדן ממוצא אתיופי, שלמד בתיכון של האקדמיה למוסיקה ומחול וללהקתו של אלווין איילי בניו-יורק, כנגד כל הסיכויים. הסרט עוקב אחרי תחנות בחייו של ...
    • Contributor: Berman, Vered - Pilevsḳi, Orah Mimun - Hiziḳas, Tseviḳah - Israel. Rashut Ha-Shidur - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000
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    From the manger to the cross, or, Jesus of Nazareth /
    Jesus of Nazareth Catalog Record Only
    "The life of Christ is depicted in scenes including the Annunciation, the flight of Joseph and Mary into Egypt, the period of Jesus' youth, the heralding of Christ by John the Baptist, the calling of the disciples, the miracles, Christ's last days, the last supper, and his crucifixion and death"--AFI catalog.
    • Contributor: Olcott, Sidney - Marion, Frank J. - Gauntier, Gene - Hollister, George K. - Henderson-Bland, Robert - Vignola, Robert G. - Kalem Company - Vitagraph Company of America - United Artists Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    George Stevens, a filmmaker's journey /
    Filmmaker's journey Catalog Record Only
    Biography of filmmaker, George Stevens, 1904-1975, which contains excerpts from many of the films he directed including Gunga Din, Woman of the year, A Place in the sun, Shane and Giant, as well as recently discovered color footage he and his unit of Army cameramen shot of the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II. Also includes interviews with fellow directors and with ...
    • Date: 1992
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    Ransom of the father : Lachman at work, 1998-1999
    Pidyon ha-av Catalog Record Only
    Documentary film on the artist and sculptor Zvika Lachman.
    • Contributor: Preminger, Aner - Lachman, Zvika - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video
    Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj
    Saṅgīta Mārtaṇḍa Paṇḍita Jasarāja Catalog Record Only
    A biographical film on the life of Pandit Jasraj, born 1930, singer from India.
    • Contributor: Jasraj, Madhura Pandit
    • Date: 2000
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    Flash of genius / Catalog Record Only An inventor takes on the Detroit automakers, who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.
    • Date: 2008
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    Fur : an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus /
    Imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus Catalog Record Only
    Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces her to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.
    • Date: 2006
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    Jack Johnson / Catalog Record Only The life and boxing career of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, is recounted through newsreel footage, photographs, and film excerpts.
    • Contributor: Jacobs, Jim - Cayton, Bill - Bodian, Alan - Davis, Miles - Peters, Brock - Big Fights, Inc - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1970
  • Film, Video
    Biography. Rock Hudson : acting the part.
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    A profile of Rock Hudson (1925-85) focuses on his efforts to hide his orientation and includes comments from Jane Wyman, his costar in 'Magnificent Obsession' and 'All That Heaven Allows.' Also: reminiscences from friends and writers; scenes from some of his films.
    • Date: 1997
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    [The Vivian Perlis Collection of film and video materials on Eubie Blake, John Cage and Aaron Copland]. Catalog Record Only The Vivian Perlis Collection is comprised of original and research film, video and audio materials from three biographical productions on three pre-eminent American composers and musicians: Memories of Eubie, American masters. John Cage--I have nothing to say and I am saying it, and American masters. Aaron Copland--a self-portrait. The original material includes interviews of the three subjects and others and footage of performances and ...
    • Date: 1986
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    Walk the line / Catalog Record Only A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
    • Date: 2005
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    Biography. Jean Harlow : platinum bombshell /
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    Recalling Jean Harlow, Hollywood's premiere sex symbol of the 1930s. Included: home movies, clips from Harlow films. Interviewed: Maureen O'Sullivan, Barbara Brown, Harlow's secretary, Harlow biographer David Stenn.
    • Date: 1996
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    Biography. Malcolm X : a search for identity /
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    A profile of Malcolm X (1925-65) features a previously unaired confession by Talmadge Hayer, one of the slain Muslim leader's convicted assassins. Also: his childhood, including the institutionalization of his mother and the death of his father; a study of his rise within the Nation of Islam; and excerpts from some of his speeches.
    • Date: 1995
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    The Armstrong lie Catalog Record Only "Alex Gibney surveys the rise and fall of acclaimed and then disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong in [this documentary]. The director presents the complicated history of the controversial figure, including his troubled father-free childhood, his battle back from testicular cancer, his seven consecutive Tour de France championships, the creation of his Live Strong charity, and his subsequent admission to a blood doping regimen that ...
    • Contributor: Gibney, Alex - Marshall, Frank - Tolmach, Matt - Amias, Jennie - Howard, Beth - Hincapie, George - Strickland, Bill - Vaughters, Jonathan - Kennedy/Marshall Company - Jigsaw Productions - Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Dharamvir Bharati / Catalog Record Only On the life of Dharmvir Bharati, b. 1926, Hindi author.
    • Date: 2000
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    Biography. Aileen Wuornos.
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    A profile of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in 2002. Included: comments by her friends and family members.
    • Date: 2003