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May 29, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress June-August 2002

Events subject to change
All phone numbers are 202 area code
All events are free and open to the public


JUNE 2002

Tuesday, June 4

FILM

"Mary Mary" (Mervyn LeRoy, 1963) is screened in connection with the current exhibition in the Jefferson Building, "Roger L. Stevens Presents," in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, June 5

CONCERT

The Blind Boys of Alabama, recent winners of a Grammy award for their "Spirit of the Century" CD, present a free gospel concert on the Jefferson Building's Neptune Plaza, at noon. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium. The Blind Boys, now featuring Clarence Fountain as lead singer, originally came together as a group in 1939, when five young men met in the glee club of the Talladega School for the Blind. In the intervening 60 years, they have performed their unique blend of gospel and rhythm and blues at venues all over the world. Part of the Music Division's "I Hear America Singing" series, the concert is offered in collaboration with the Library's American Folklife Center, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Public contact: 707- 5502.

Thursday, June 6

FILM

"The Longest Day" (Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, 1962) is screened as a complement to the Library's Veterans History Project, at 6 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See entry for June 4 for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, June 7

FILM

An African film, "Hyenas" (Djibril Diop Mambety, 1992), is shown tonight in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 11

FILM

A series of short, seldom-seen industrial films are featured in tonight's program in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, beginning at 7 p.m. They are: "Drive the Difference" (General Motors, 1957); "Keep a Beautiful Head on Your Shoulders" (Trans World Airlines, 1960); "How to Drown Proof Your Child" (Little Folks Swim School, 1970); "How to Decorate with Light" (Superior Electric Company, 1962); "How to Dance the Shag" (Arthur Murray, 1937); "How to Have an Accident at Work" (Walt Disney, 1960); "How to Kill" (Para Communications Group, 1971); and "How to Look at a City" (National Educational Television, 1964). See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, June 12

TREASURE TALK

The various editions of the Koran in the Library of Congress are the subject of today's talk by Fawzi Tadros, Arab world specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division, in "World Treasures," Northwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-9203.

Thursday, June 13

CONCERT

The Library of Congress Chorale presents a noontime concert in the Jefferson Building's Coolidge Auditorium in memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Works on the program are Gabriel Faurè's Requiem, Opus 48, and a group of spirituals selected from the collection "Religious Folk Songs of the Negro," which was published by the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) in 1909. No tickets are required. Public contact: 707-4551.

Thursday, June 13

FILM

"Secret People" (Thorald Dickinson, 1952) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, June 14

FILM

Mel Brooks' film "The Producers" (1968) is shown this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 18

FILM

"Wichita" (Jacques Tourneur, 1955) is one of the 1950s Westerns being offered this summer in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. The show begins at 7 p.m. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, June 19

CONCERT

The American Folklife Center, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Folklife Program, presents Karl and the Country Dutchmen in today's noontime concert on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building as part of its "Homegrown 2002: The Music of America" series. With his Chemnitzer concertina, a key instrument in the rural Midwestern "Dutchman"style of polka, Karl Hartwich leads his band of brass and reed players in a program of polka music, Dixieland, ragtime, and old-time pop and country favorites. The outdoor programs are offered in collaboration with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-5510.

Thursday, June 20

BOOK TALK

Neurosurgeon Dr. Frank T. Vertosick Jr. talks about his new book The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 11:30 a.m. Public contact: 707- 5664.

Thursday, June 20

PANEL DISCUSSION

Five photojournalists, Bolivar Arellano, Steven Hirsch and G.N. Miller of the New York Post; Daryl Donley, Washington, D.C.; and New York Daily News photographer Susan Watts discuss their work documenting recent events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Their photographs have been acquired by the Library, and the program is moderated by Jeremy Adamson, chief of the Library's Prints and Photographs Division. The event will be held in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 2:30 p.m. Public contact: 707-9336.

Thursday, June 20

FILM

Leading lady Irene Dunne is featured in tonight's two films, "Ann Vickers" (John Cromwell, 1933) and "The Silver Cord" (John Cromwell, 1933). The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, June 21

BOOK TALK

Frederick W. Rustmann Jr., former member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service, discusses his book CIA Incorporated: Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707- 3972.

Friday, June 21

FILM

"Diabolik" (Mario Bava, 1968) is screened this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, June 25

FILM

Frank Capra's 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" is the featured film on tonight's program in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, June 26

TREASURE TALK

Join Georgette Dorn, chief of the Hispanic Division, at noon today in the "World Treasures" exhibition in the Northwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building as she discusses the 1531 legal case that is described in the Huexotzinco Codex. Public contact: 707-9203.

Thursday, June 27

EXHIBITION OPENS

"American Beauties: Drawings from the Golden Age of American Illustrations" opens today in the Swann Gallery of the Jefferson Building. The exhibition consists of nearly 20 original drawings that feature idealized types of feminine American beauty created by artists such as Coles Phillips, Charles Dana Gibson, Nell Brinkley, John Held, Jr., and James Montgomery Flagg. The Gibson Girl, Brinkley Girl, Benda Girl, Phillip's "Fadeaway Girl" and related ideals of feminine beauty emerged during the golden age of American illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and became widely popular in the public imagination. The exhibition features outstanding examples of this influential, eye-catching imagery drawn from the Library's collection. On view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through early fall. Public contact: 707-4604.

Thursday, June 27

FILM

Jean Arthur is the leading lady featured in this evening's films, "Drug Store Cowboy" (Park Frame, 1925) and "Diamond Jim" (Edward Sutherland, 1935), beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, June 28

FILM

The last film for June is shown in connection with the Roger Stevens exhibition, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Richard Brooks, 1958), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See June 4 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.


JULY 2002

Tuesday, July 2

FILM

Just in time for July Fourth, the film "1776 " (Peter Hunt, 1972) is screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

All Library facilities are closed.

Friday, July 5

FILM

In a tribute to George Harrison, the film "The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash" (Eric Idle, Gary Weis, 1978) is featured in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 9

FILM

"The Madwoman of Chaillot" (Bryan Forbes, 1969) is presented in connection with the Roger Stevens exhibition, in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, July 11

FILM

Tonight's featured leading lady is Jean Arthur, in "Party Wire" (Erie Kenton, 1935) and "Adventures in Manhattan" (Edward Ludwig, 1936), in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, July 12

FILM

Westerns from the 1950s are featured again this evening with a screening of "The Magnificent Seven" (John Sturges, 1960) in the Pickford Theater, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 16

FILM

The first of three evenings of 1970s thrillers begins with "Willard" (Daniel Mann, 1971) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, July 18

FILM

This evening's thriller from the 1970s is "The Towering Inferno" (Irwin Allen, John Guillermin, 1974), which will be shown in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, July 19

FILM

"The Poseidon Adventure" (Ronald Neame, 1972) is the last of the 1970s thrillers being shown this week, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 23

FILM

Carl Reiner's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) is screened tonight in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, July 24

CONCERT

Chuck Brown, father of D.C. Go Go music, with blues and jazz thrown in, performs in a free noontime concert hosted by the Library's American Folklife Center in collaboration with Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, on the Jefferson Building's Neptune Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-5510.

Thursday, July 25

FILM

This evening's leading lady is Loretta Young, featured in "Life Begins" (Elliott Nugent, 1932) and "Grand Slam" (William Dieterle, 1933) in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, July 26

FILM

Oliver Stone's "Platoon" (1986) is shown this evening in connection with the Library's Veterans History Project, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 pm. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, July 30

FILM

"Gal Young Un" (Victor Nunez, 1979) is on this evening's program as a tribute to Victor Nunez, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison building, at 7 p.m. See July 2 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.


AUGUST 2002

Thursday, August 1

FILM

Leading lady Irene Dunne is featured in two films in this evening's program, "If I Were Free" (Elliott Nugent, 1933) and "The Joy of Living" (Tay Garnett, 1938), in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, August 2

FILM

The classic film "West Side Story" (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961) is presented in connection with the Roger Stevens exhibition, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 6

FILM

"Bus Stop" (Joshua Logan, 1956) and "Bus Stop: The Covering Darkness" (Robert Altman, 1961) are shown tonight in the Pickford Thea ter, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, August 8

FILM

"Passione d'Amore" (Ettore Scola, 1981) is shown this evening in the Pickford Thea ter, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, August 9

FILM

"Smiles of a Summer Night" (Ingmar Bergman, 1955), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 13

FILM

African film "Quartier Mozart" (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1992) is shown this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, August 15

FILM

1950s Westerns return to the Pickford Theater with the screening of "The Hanging Tree" (Delmer Daves, 1959), third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, August 16

FILM

One of the Library's "All Star Movies" is "The Player" (Robert Altman, 1992), shown this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 20

FILM

This is the first of five nights of films that have been recommended for the National Film Registry. Tonight's entry is "The Devil's Doorway" (Anthony Mann, 1950), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, August 22

FILM

"Mr Lucky" (HC Potter, 1943) and "Mr Lucky: Aces Back to Back" (CBS, 1960) are shown this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, August 23

FILM

Roman Polanski's "Macbeth" (1971) is screened this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, August 27

FILM

"Avanti!" (Billy Wilder, 1972) is on tonight's film program in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, August 28

CONCERT

The American Folklife Center presents a free noontime concert of sacred steel gospel music with Campbell Brother and Katie Webster on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. The outdoor event is cosponsored by Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors to the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-5510.

Thursday, August 29

FILM

"Zulu Dawn" (Douglas Hickox, 1979) is the final in this mini-series of films recommended for the National Film Registry, to be screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, August 30

FILM

"The Adventures of Gerard" (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970), drawn from the Library's international film collections, is shown this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See August 1 entry for information about reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.


The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First St. S.E. across First Street from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Persons attending events at the Library should allow extra time in order to pass through Library security.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

FILMS: Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours (Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress concerts. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per person), with additional charges for phone orders and handling, from TicketMaster by calling (301) 808-6900, (202) 432-SEAT or by visiting TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 02-050
05/29/02
ISSN 0731-3527

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