Attention old Hollywood bloggers and film lovers of all stripes—
The Library of Congress is accepting nominations for the National Film Registry until September 28, 2012. Every year, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, in collaboration with film experts and the Natoinal Film Preservation Board, selects up to 25 films for inclusion in the Registry, which will ensure that the movies will live on in a government archive, maintained by a team committed to ensuring that movies deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” live on.
You can submit up to fifty nominations to the Library staff by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
National Film Registry
Library of Congress
Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
Attn: Donna Ross
Include the title and year of release for each of the films you would like to nominate, and be sure to number the list.
You may vote for any movie made in or before 2002, but it’s the oldest fims that are in the most danger. Here is a list of classics that have not yet been archived. These include
- The Sheik
- A Day at the Races
- Girl Shy
- The Mummy (1932)
- To Have and Have Not
- Design for Living
- Inherit the Wind
- The Gay Divorcee
- Steamboat Bill, Jr.
- You Can’t Take It with You
- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
- Pride of the Yankees
- Random Harvest
- Strangers on a Train
- The Postman Always Rings Twice
- The Razor’s Edge
as well as iconic animated films like Cinderella, Dumbo, Rabbit of Seville and Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century. These movies will, eventually, crumble to ash if serious action is not taken now.
If you want to advocate for these movies, you have to vote. Make sure to send in your nominations by the deadline, and then you’ll know that you stood for a film, even if you stand alone. You’ll have voiced the dire necessity of preserving our history, our heritage, the work of the people we love—and that’s what really matters.
Marilynettes! So far in Marilyns filmography we have saved; Some Like It Hot (1959), All About Eve (1950) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - so not many. I am going to be submitting the two which I think should definitely be in there which are Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955) and maybe some more. Submit yours too! :)