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    A frontier flirtation
    Frontier flirtation, or how the tenderfoot won out | How the tenderfoot won out
    Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face, holding an open parasol overhead and a closed fan in her lap. A mustached cowboy enters, dressed in fringed chaps, boots, Western hat, neck kerchief, and pistol belt. When he spies the woman, he ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    The messenger boy's mistake From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Kiss me Opens on a stage set of a street with a sidewalk and a high fence completely covered with female burlesque troupe posters. The four posters visible advertise actual contemporary burlesquers Fred Irwin's Majestics, Rose Sydell (of her London Belles), Phil Sheridan's New City Sports (with the tag line "Ain't we three birds"), and the Rentz-Santley Co. One of the center posters--that for Rose Sydell--features ...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Street car chivalry
    Streetcar chivalry
    "Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A sudden jerk of the car lands her in the lap of a dude, much to ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Before sunrise / Catalog Record Only PA644-125 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Castle Rock Entertainment. DCR 1995; PUB 27Jan95; REG 19Oct95; PA644-125. Production design, Florian Reichmann ; editor, Sandra Adair ; camera, Lee Daniel. Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Sources used: Sight and sound, 4/95, p. 4.; Variety, 1/23/95; copyright data base. Received: 11/03/95; viewing print; copyright deposit--RNR; Copyright Collection. Not viewed.
    • Date: 1995
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    The glass key Catalog Record Only Paul Madvig, a shady politician, falls in love with Janet, daughter of the candidate for Governor, against the wishes of his friend and adviser, Ed. One night Taylor, Janet's playboy brother, is found murdered and suspicion falls on Paul, who had objected to Taylor's friendship with his sister Opal. Nick Varna, a political enemy, plots to bring about Paul's downfall, but Ed steps in ...
    • Contributor: Heisler, Stuart - Latimer, Jonathan - Donlevy, Brian - Lake, Veronica - Ladd, Alan - Aubinoe (Alvin L., Jr.) Family Film Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1942
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    The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record Only Show dedicated to "the battle between men and women" features a musical Trial of man versus woman that stars the entire company. Other sketches present Kaye and guest Shirley Jones as Adam and Eve in the garden and as a couple dating for eight years (The long engagement sketch). Also includes "She," a song sung by Kaye over scenes of Jones frolicking in the ...
    • Date: 1965
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    Road house / Catalog Record Only Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to ...
    • Date: 1948
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    Simple men / Catalog Record Only Bill McCabe, a vaguely misogynistic ne'er-do-well who just been double-crossed by his girlfriend during a heist, is reunited with his younger and more reserved brother Dennis on a quest for their father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. Along the way they encounter a lonely bar owner with whom Bill falls in love, an epileptic young woman with a big ...
    • Date: 1994
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    Waiting to exhale / Catalog Record Only The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin ...
    • Date: 1995
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    Under the Biltmore clock / Catalog Record Only Myra Harper is a flapper who at age 21 has already dated and discarded a score of men. But Myra doesn't tire of shy Knowleton Whitney for two good reasons: she's ready to settle down and Knowleton is filthy rich. Following their engagement, there remains only the matter of meeting his very eccentric parents.
    • Date: 1985
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    The brothers McMullen / Catalog Record Only Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.
    • Date: 1995
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    Since you went away / Catalog Record Only While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.
    • Date: 1944
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    Love story / Catalog Record Only Presents the story of a young couple, Jenny and Oliver, who cross social barriers, marry and cope with her unexpected, impending death.
    • Date: 1982
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    Interlude / Catalog Record Only A young woman from a wealthy family is graduating from an exclusive school with neither her parents nor close friends attending. In her lonliness, she becomes infatuated with an older man, a divorced newspaper reporter. They share common interests and, although he does not return her feelings, she blossoms as a result of their friendship.
    • Date: 1989
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    The loves of Joanna Godden / Catalog Record Only In Edwardian Britain, a young woman has three suitors who seek her hand in marriage.
    • Date: 1947
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    The Gibson goddess /
    Unidentified Paper Print box V Catalog Record Only
    An attractive young lady at a beach resort draws unwanted attention from a group of unruly young men, so she disguises herself with a long beach coat and plenty of padding. Not recognizing the beauty they had seen earlier, the young men jeer and tease her, all except for a plain-looking sailor, who likes her despite her large size. In the final scene, she ...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Nichols, George - O'sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Nichols, George - O'sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - West, Dorothy - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
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    Driftwood / Catalog Record Only A French sculptress finds an injured man washed ashore on the beach in a remote section of Ireland and entraps him into staying with her, holding him prisoner.
    • Date: 1998
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    Wolf / Catalog Record Only Will Randall, a successful Manhattan book editor, is bitten on the hand by a wolf. The first sign that something is wrong is the hair growing around the bite on his hand. He uses his heightened sensory powers, increased youthfulness and energy to scheme against his sniveling two-faced former protege Steward, his new boss Raymond, and his two-timing wife Charlotte. Will seeks solace with ...
    • Contributor: Nichols, Mike - Harrison, Jim - Strick, Wesley - Nicholson, Jack - Pfeiffer, Michelle - Spader, James - Nelligan, Kate - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1994
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    Cet obscur objet du désir = That obscure object of desire /
    That obscure object of desire Catalog Record Only
    A middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession.
    • Date: 1977
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    This gun for hire / Catalog Record Only Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of ...
    • Date: 1942
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    When good luck comes our way / Catalog Record Only Bud and Nuet climb out of a boxcar of the Delaware and Hudson railroad and wander into a small rural or suburban town. They sit down on a bench and observe women passing by. They start to chat with two women. When Bud and Nuet become too forward, the women leave abruptly. While continuing to explore the town, they notice a pie cooling on ...
    • Date: 1920
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    I married a woman / Catalog Record Only LP10316 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: RKO Teleradio Pictures, Inc.; 30Dec56; LP10316. Director of photography, Lucien Ballard ; film editor, Kenneth Marstella ; music by Cyril Mockridge. George Gobel, Diana Dors, Adolphe Menjou, Jessie Royce Landis, Nita Talbot, William Redfield, Steve Dunne. MAVIS 1245008; I married a woman. Screened for credits. Sources used: New York Times, 1958-11-05; OCLC database. viewing print; Received: 1994-05-19; gift; Whitsett ...
    • Date: 1956
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    The love letter / Catalog Record Only In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Sea, a letter has arrived that is going to wake things up. It is a love letter-ardent, sensual and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders who it's for and who it's from. As the letter falls into different hands, some residents of the small town start to eye one another with renewed interest.
    • Date: 1999
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    Sherman's march--a meditation on the possibility of romantic love in the South during an era of nuclear weapons proliferation / Catalog Record Only PA354-965 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Ross McElwee III. DCR 1986; PUB 10Jan86; REG 29May87; PA354-965. Camera, sound, editing, Ross McElwee ; assistant editors, Kate Davis, Alyson Denny, Meredith Woods ; narration, Ross McElwee ; reading of historical narration, Richard Leacock. Appearing: Alexandra Anthony, Adam Bartos, David Fanning, Tom Gunning, Richard Leacock. Partially funded by the Boston Film/Video Foundation, New England Regional Fellowship Program through ...
    • Date: 1986