Welcome Erica Nunn-Kinias, New Associate Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs
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by Harry Ransom Center
3w ago
After an extensive search, the Harry Ransom Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Erica Nunn-Kinias as the Center’s Associate Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs. Nunn-Kinias comes to the Center from Colorado, where she was Program Director for the Gallery and Museum Management Masters at Western Colorado University. She previously served as a Curator at Chiddingstone ..read more
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Movie Posters of the 1960s: Adaptation, Innovation, and Artistic Expression
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by Harry Ransom Center
1M ago
by ASH KINNEY D’HARCOURT In the rapidly changing cultural landscape of the 1960s, the film industry explored new strategies to capture audience attention. The restrictive production code began to weaken, allowing for the emergence of the more experimental and avant-garde approaches to filmmaking that gained prominence during this decade. In film marketing, there was a ..read more
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Thrillers to Teenagers: The Shifting Landscape of 1950s Film Posters
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by Harry Ransom Center
1M ago
by ASH KINNEY D’HARCOURT The 1950s ushered in a new era of socio-cultural transformation in the United States in which many families were drawn out of cities and into newly developed suburban communities. This shift was accompanied by an increased emphasis on the nuclear family and the reinforcement of rigid gender roles within American culture ..read more
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Star Power and Spectacle: Decoding 1940s Movie Posters
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by Harry Ransom Center
1M ago
by ASH KINNEY D’HARCOURT By the 1940s, the Golden Age of Hollywood was in full swing. This era was marked by its iconic films, glamorous movie stars, and the dominance of the major Hollywood studios in which film production and marketing were highly structured and standardized. In the preceding decade, the industry had undergone a ..read more
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The Papers of Film Producer Denis O’Brien Join the Ransom Center’s Collections
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by Harry Ransom Center
2M ago
The Ransom Center is delighted to be the home of the papers of film producer Denis O’Brien, which were recently donated to the Center. Denis O’Brien (1941–2021) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Northwestern University and the Washington University School of Law. After working for the Coudert Frères/Coudert Brothers law firm and later ..read more
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Unrolling Works by Charles Henri Ford
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by Alyssa Morris
2M ago
Preserving items that were intended to be ephemeral, like posters, can pose a challenge. Movie posters and advertisements were sometimes adhered to a wall, torn, and left with adhesive remnants on their backing when removed. The inks and papers used in traditional posters can be glossy, and they are often printed using a silkscreen method ..read more
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Lucinda Williams’s memoir reveals deep connection with her father, poet Miller Williams
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by Harry Ransom Center
2M ago
Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You by LUCINDA WILLIAMS Legendary rock, folk, and country music singer Lucinda Williams has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and has won three. She was named “America’s best songwriter” by Time and one of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” by Rolling Stone. Earlier this year ..read more
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Exploring the Visual Dimensions of Language
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by Tracy Bonfitto
2M ago
Art in Words: Prints from the 20th Century to Today In one print, the light from an unseen window falls across a series of affirmational statements. In another, interlocking, repeated letters in Cyrillic text encircle a tricycle wheel. Across the gallery, the top halves of the letters that spell “DUCHAMP” are positioned below a portrait ..read more
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The Long Lives of First Folios
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by Aaron T. Pratt
3M ago
Four hundred years ago, on December 5, 1623, Sir Edward Dering spent nearly £4.50 as he went about London throughout the day. The 25-year-old bought a number of household items, sent a letter to Cambridge, and saw a play. He also went to see a bookbinder, paying to have a group of printed plays from ..read more
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Finding Henry Street: the Broadway Revival of Funny Girl and New York City Dramaturgy
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by Harry Ransom Center
7M ago
by BARRIE GELLES My heart was racing because I had just bolted through the New York City theatre district. As far as I was concerned, there was an archival emergency. I recognize the absurdity and humor in claiming that I was having a musical theatre crisis, but the urgency felt real. Having a desperate need ..read more
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