Silent Movies Are Subject of New Library Publication
In his new book, “Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture,” Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film. Published this month by the Library of Congress in association with Little, Brown & Co., this richly illustrated work draws on the Library’s extraordinary collection of posters, paper prints, film stills and memorabilia—most of which has never...
Library of Congress Announces Release of "Hugh Martin Sings"
A newly released 19-track CD featuring the performances and compositions of acclaimed singer and songwriter Hugh Martin. Martin is the composer-lyricist most famous for the songs he wrote for the MGM musical “Meet Me in St. Louis.” These well-known songs include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song” and “The Boy Next Door.”
Library of Congress Performing Arts Series Concludes with New Volume on Broadcasting
The Library of Congress has recently published the final volume in its Performing Arts series, Performing Arts: Broadcasting, which features the Library's unique and comprehensive radio and television holdings. Since 1986, this series has presented articles on all aspects of performing arts in the Library's collections, as well as volumes devoted to music and motion pictures.
September 12, 2000
Library of Congress Desk Calendar Features America's Film Treasures
The Movies: Preserving America's Film Treasures, a 2001 desk calendar, has recently been published by the Library of Congress in association with Pomegranate Communications, Inc. The films pictured in the calendar are drawn from those selected for the National Film Registry. Each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant motion pictures to the Registry. The calendar includes a list...
August 17, 2000
Library of Congress Publishes Guide to the Moldenhauer Music Archives
In 1987, a bequest of Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) brought to the Library of Congress the greatest composite gift of musical documents the institution has ever received. Gathered over the course of nearly 40 years, the Moldenhauer Archives span the history of Western music. They represent the most comprehensive collection of manuscripts and other sources for the study of music ever assembled by a single...
July 8, 1998
Library of Congress Performing Arts Series Continues with a New Volume on Motion Pictures
The Library of Congress has recently published a volume on its unique and comprehensive motion picture collections, Performing Arts: Motion Pictures. The articles are lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white images - frame enlargements, film stills, publicity shots, music manuscripts, and lobby cards - and are written by experts in the field. The volume covers topics ranging from Hollywood, German and Soviet films to...
January 11, 1996
Performing Arts Book Series Publishes New Volume on Music
Musical visionaries George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Charles Mingus rub shoulders with groundbreaking opera composer Roger Sessions, opera star Mary Garden and Pulitzer Prize-winning film producer Joshua Logan in _Performing Arts--Music,_ the Library of Congress's new volume highlighting the treasures of its rare music collections.The book's eight essays--lavishly illustrated with photographs, sheet music, film stills and correspondence from the Library's vast music collections--are written...