Archive: "Arts & Communications" Category

October Film Series Quarantine: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

My pick for this month is: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Where is it available? This is quite a popular title, so public libraries should have it (Orem is confirmed), the BYU library has a copy for those who have privileges, and for streaming rental or purchase on YouTube, on GooglePlay (least expensive), and Amazon. Plot Dr. …

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September Film Series Quarantine: ROAD TO BALI (1952)

This film, which was never copyrighted, is in the public domain and readily available online through such platforms as YouTube. It is also available in the Harold B. Lee Library, Provo City Library at Academy Square and Orem Library. Abbott and Costello. Martin and Lewis. Crosby, Hope and Lamour. For movie goers of the 1940s …

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September Film Series Quarantine: FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

My pick for this month is Forbidden Planet from 1956. Where is it available? This is a popular title, so public libraries have it (Orem and Provo are confirmed), the BYU library has a copy for those who have privileges, and for streaming rental on iTunes, and Amazon. Come join the space crew of commander …

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Presenting the BYU Library Film Series in Quarantine

Here at the library, we are very sad that we will not be able to offer in-person screenings in our auditorium this Fall. We miss the experience of enjoying cinema together. However, we want to do what we can during this semester, and so while we may not be able to gather physically, we can …

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Home Movie Day

We are very excited in Special Collections to sponsor Utah Home Movie Day 2019 on October 26th from 12 noon – 4 pm in the Wilkinson Student Center, room 3223. Come stop by ANYTIME during those hours! Viewing material together as a community is both very informative and very entertaining.  They reveal commonalities that we have …

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Treasures from the Johnny Maddox performing arts collection: MSS 23

  World-renowned ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox died at the age of 91 on November 27, 2018. In 1970, Mr. Maddox deposited much of his vintage performing arts collection to BYU. Centering on ephemera from the first half of the 20th century, this included collections on American theatre, motion pictures, circus life, vaudeville and magic. All …

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John W. Bubbles: Tap & Jazz Legend

Special Collections’ newest small exhibit features items from the John W. Bubbles Papers, MSS 8026. Born John William Sublett in Louisville, Kentucky on February 19, 1902, John W. Bubbles rose to fame in the vaudeville duo act of “Buck and Bubbles,” tap dancing to Ford L. “Buck” Washington’s piano and voice. “Buck and Bubbles” became …

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Finding The Voice of Heaven

In 1977, the Cecil B. DeMille papers (MSS 1400) were donated to the BYU Special Collections.  In this collection, we have 1,263 boxes of correspondence, production-related artwork, still photographs, and AV materials that cover the career of one of classic Hollywood’s most dynamic and significant filmmakers. One of the interesting pieces of information hidden in …

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Film Series Hiatus

The film series is currently on hiatus. For information on upcoming films, check the campus events calendar.

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