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Special Collections has 6,000 movie posters mainly from the 1940s and 1950s. Posters from the 100 best movies can now be viewed online.

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🍗 🍲  Movies to Watch for Thanksgiving  🍲 🍗
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  • Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) starring Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance, Alan Hale Jr., Robert Clarke, Stuart Randall, James Seay, Philip Van Zandt, Shepard Menken, Douglass Dumbrille, Anthony Eustrel, Henry Rowland, Eric Colmar.
    "Captain John Smith overcomes the treachery of some of his men and resentment of the local Native Americans to establish the colony of Jamestown."

  • The Far Horizons (1955) starring Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Alan Reed, Eduardo Noriega, Larry Pennell, Argentina Brunetti, Julia Montoya, Ralph Moody, Herbert Heyes, Lester Matthews, Helen Wallace, Walter Reed.
    "United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to overcome the dangers with the help of Sacajawea?"

  • The Pathfinder (1952, rereleased 1953) starring George Montgomery Helena Carter, Jay Silverheels, Walter Kingsford, Rodd Redwing, Stephen Bekassy, Elena Verdugo, Bruce Lester, Chief Yowlachie.
    "Pathfinder, a white man raised by the Mohican Indians, joins forces with the British army to avenge himself on the Mingo warriors and the French, who have brought death and pillage to his people. He takes on a mission to retrieve secret plans from within the French fort at St. Vicente."

  • Plymouth Adventure (1952) starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson, Leo Genn, Barry Jones, Dawn Addams, Lloyd Bridges, Noel Drayton, John Dehner, Tommy Ivo, Lowell Gilmore.
    "Trials and tribulations beset the one hundred odd settlers that journey to Virginia in 1620 including unexpectedly arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts."

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The American Juvenile Collection
🍗 🍲  Pilgrims and Pioneers  🍲 🍗
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  • The Harvest Feast : Stories of Thanksgiving Yesterday and Today (1938) selected by Wilhelmina Harper ; illustrated by Wilfred Jones. First edition. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co.
    "The author's chief purpose in compiling this book has been to present to boys and girls of today the cherished traditions of Thanksgiving, in the hope that this day of feasting and prayer will have for them a more definite significance." from the book foreword by Wilhelmina Harper

  • Pilgrim Thanksgiving (1955) by Wilma Pitchford Hays ; illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. First edition. New York : Coward-McCann.
    "Relates something of the pilgrim's story through events on Thanksgiving Day itself. The central characters are Demaris and Giles Hopkins, and their feelings about the Indians and their own life, reflect the tension and the hope. As Demaris wakes in the morning and spends the day helping her mother with preparations for the feast, she wonders what would become of them should the Indians suddenly decide not to follow the friendly examples of Massasoit and Squanto. Giles is less apprehensive. When the Indians come and the feast is under way, Giles exchanges presents with an Indian boy. This and the festivities that follow serve to symbolize a new understanding." Kirkus Reviews

  • The Princess Pocahontas (1916) by Virginia Watson ; with drawings and decorations by George Wharton Edwards. First edition. Philadelphia : Penn Pub. Co.
    "This beguiling tale of a young Indian girl growing up during the settling of the American Colonies addresses the conflict of cultures for young readers." Childrens' Literature Comprehensive Database

  • Stories of the Pilgrims (1912) Margaret B. Pumphrey ; illustrated by Lucy Fitch Perkins. First edition. Chicago : Rand, McNally & Company.
    "This is a delightful and interesting account of the Pilgrims. The book explores their religious oppression in England, their escape to Holland and eventual crossing to America on the Mayflower, and their early days in New England. The stories of the Pilgrims is soundly founded on historical facts and records, and brings the reader detailed, everyday life of those pioneering Pilgrims and their families as they struggled to survive while maintaining their faith in the New World." Google Books

  • Winged Moccasins : The Story of Sacajawea (1954) by Frances Joyce Farnsworth ; illustrated by Lorence F. Bjorklund. First edition. New York : Julian Messner.
    "The story of a Shoshone Indian girl who was the first woman to cross the Rockies. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark, and later became an Indian advisor for the white man. A book beautifully and sympathetically written." Google Books

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

The Library's movie posters also paper the walls of the newly refurbished Paramount Theater at LIU Brooklyn, thanks, in part, to the efforts of former LIU president, David Steinberg (1985-2013). Only duplicate copies of Paramount Pictures movie titles were picked and then placed in secure frames. Very recently, the rest of the Paramount duplicates were also sent to be framed. There is also the exciting possibility of movie poster exhibits animating one of the Tilles Center's rooms. Movie buffs, please watch for coming attractions.

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