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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.

Currently on Display
Movies to Watch for Thanksgiving
Upstairs Hallway

  • 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."

Also on Display:
Pilgrims and Pioneers
Illustrated books from the American Juvenile Collection

  • Harvest Feast: Stories of Thanksgiving Yesterday and Today (1938) by Wilhelmina Harper and illustrated by Wilfred J. Jones

  • Pilgrim Thanksgiving (1955) by Wilma Pitchford Hays and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

  • The Princess Pocahontas (1916) by Virginia Watson and illustrated by George W. Edwards

  • Winged Moccasins: The Story of Sacajawea (1954) by Frances Joyce Farnsworth and illustrated by Lorence F. Bjorklund

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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