It is difficult to envision the sheer volume of the Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center. The collection encompasses upwards of 10,000 posters and spans decades: from when the film industry was just beginning to compete with vaudeville acts in the 1920s to the rise of the modern megaplex and drive-in theaters in the 1970s. The sizes range from that of a small window card to that of a billboard. [Read more…] about Decades of movie poster history go online
The Ransom Center’s Stories to Tell exhibition features a rotating selection from the Ransom Center’s holdings.
Ransom Center adopts IIIF and Mirador viewer
More than 50,000 images in the Ransom Center’s digital collections portal are now available via the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). IIIF offers new ways to view, compare and engage with images. [Read more…] about Thousands of cultural heritage materials now instantly shareable in new online platform
Dr. Charles Ramírez Berg is Joe M. Dealey, Sr. Professor in Media Studies in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 University Co-Op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards and an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association. It traces the history and evolution of Mexican cinematic aesthetic from the mid-1930s to the late 1950s and traces key influences in the development of the unique “Cine de Oro” aesthetic. [Read more…] about Classical cinema’s Mexican revolution
James Deaville (Carleton University) discusses his research interests in advance of his visit to the Ransom Center.
The Ransom Center has obtained the archive of British-Irish theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). [Read more…] about Archive acquired of theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole