Wolfgang Puck Dishes on 25 Years of Governors Ball – Variety

The evening of March 24, 2002, was unseasonably cool in Los Angeles. It was the night of the 74th Academy Awards, and the first to be held at the newly completed Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. As the …

Source: Wolfgang Puck Dishes on 25 Years of Governors Ball – Variety

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The Endurance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

“Four years later, Dickens had written something that possessed still more “astonishing capabilities.” A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas was first published just before Christmas in 1843, and since then it has never been out of print. Originally written as a tract for the times, this cautionary tale about the ongoing tussle between greed and goodness has been thought of as timely whenever it has been read. Enjoyed by its first readers as a modern expression of the spirit of Christmas—as modern as Christmas cards, which were sent for the first time in the same year as the Carol’s publication—it has since become popular for quite different reasons: the sense of tradition it is thought to embody, a reminder of the simple pleasures that seem to have been lost sight of in the seasonal scrum of shoppers, an annual invitation to the pleasures of nostalgia.”

Source: The Endurance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Library of Congress National Film Registry Turns 30 | Library of Congress

#Movie #Poster Jurassic Park (1993) 667x1000

“Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage. These films range from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Paul Newman’s unforgettable “Hud” to the opulent musical “My Fair Lady” and the rocking sounds of “Monterey Pop.” Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time.”

Source: Library of Congress National Film Registry Turns 30 | Library of Congress

LVCVA : Las Vegas Celebrates Dean Martin: The King of Cool

“LAS VEGAS — Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, “They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool.”

From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack and his infamous Celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage his home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. Dean Martin would have turned 100 on June 7. We celebrate the “King of Cool” with this tribute featuring photos and video from the Las Vegas News Bureau archives. In addition, the News Bureau has produced an exhibition in the Las Vegas Convention Center featuring exclusive photographs from its archives and rare Las Vegas memorabilia.”

Source: LVCVA : Las Vegas Celebrates Dean Martin: The King of Cool

The Birth of Braveheart | Randall Wallace – Great Minds with Michael Medved

Michael Medved and long-time friend Randall Wallace discuss the fortunes of the once robust business of movie entertainment and the current exodus toward television. The ensuing conversation revisits the birth of the idea of Braveheart in a Scottish church, the initial meeting with Mel Gibson, and t

Source: The Birth of Braveheart | Randall Wallace – Great Minds with Michael Medved

Moving Image Research Center | Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)

The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)

“The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Library of Congress has responsibility for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of the motion picture and television collections. The Division operates the Moving Image Research Center to provide access and information services to an international community of film and television professionals, archivists, scholars and researchers.”

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Source: Moving Image Research Center (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress)