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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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💖 💘 💕 Love Is in the Air 💕 💘 💖
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  • An Affair to Remember (1957) starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Q. Lewis, Charles Watts, Fortunio Bonanova.
    "Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky fears that she has married or does not love him anymore. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by?"

  • Kentucky (1938) starring Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille, Karen Morley, Moroni Olsen, Russell Hicks, Willard Robertson, Charles Waldron, George Reed, Bobs Watson, Delmar Watson, Leona Roberts, Charles Lane, Charles Middleton.
    "A Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter."

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  • Roman Holiday (1953) starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni, Alfredo Rizzo, Laura Solari, Gorella Gori.
    "A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome."

  • The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) starring Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson, Selena Royle, Charles Dingle, Dean Stockwell, Guy Kibbee, Elisabeth Risdon, Jim Davis, Russell Simpson, O.Z. Whitehead, James Bell, Joyce Arling, William Bishop.
    "A love born of violence, and a hate that brought him face to face with his worst enemy: the father of his sweetheart!"

Currently on Display
♆ 💖 ☿ Goddess of Love: The American Juvenile Book Collection ☿ 💖 ♆
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  • Book of Greek Myths / Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire. Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1962.

  • Norse Gods and Giants / Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire. Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1967.

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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