Re: It has surely been done before

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 08:45:02 -0500 (EST)

Philip: Someone in the library school here compiled this list --
exhaustively -- several years ago. However, I don't know where I can find
a copy. I posted a query to their listserv hoping to find out. In the
meantime, there is a short list in _The Movie List Book_, edited by
Richard B. Armstrong and Mary Willems Armstrong (Cincinnati: Betterway
Books, 1994). One of the categories is "Librarians." Handy. Here's
their list:

Scandal Street (1938) Only Two Can Play (1962)
Adventure (1945) The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Good News (1947) Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Katie Did It (1951) Mr. Sycamore (1974)
Storm Center (1956) Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Desk Set (1957) Off Beat (1986)
The Music Man (1962) The Gun in Betty's Handbag (1992)

For those of you who wondered about the Bette David film, it's _Storm
Center_. The theme is censorship.

I'm sure others will send additional titles...

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Philip Fryer wrote:

> but I sure could use some help doing it again:
> I need a good list of a dozen or so movies that feature librarians.
> Our state's library newsletter, _The Crab_ ran a list last month of
> novels featuring the same. Since I'm now co-editor of this worthy
> quarterly, I want to return the favor.
> I've got "Desk Set", "Party Girl", "Goodbye Columbus" and some old
> film with Bette Davis burning down a library. As you can see, I
> need help.
> All suggestions will be gratefully received, credit will be given to
> Videolib members in _The Crab_, and I'll even provide a compilation
> list from submissions for Videolib. Is that a deal or what?
> If, however, I am merely re-inventing the wheel, and if someone could
> simply point me in the direction of the source, I would be forever
> grateful.
> Thanks for thinking,
> Philip Fryer
> Loyola/Notre Dame Library