Re: The great summation - librarians in movies

Rhonda Rosen (rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu)
Tue, 04 Nov 1997 09:26:56

philip -
you might want to add the recent novel, "The Giant's House" to your
librarian's list.

:)

rhonda

At 06:55 PM 11/3/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Well, it ain't that, but I will say thank you to everyone who had fun with
>my query from last week. To answer some responses:
>
>2 souls wished to know of librarians in fiction. Imagine that. I can
>only vouch for the Barbara Pym and Philip Roth. The list was compiled
>by Ann Irvine, Mont. Co. Public Library.
>
> Here goes:
>
>GOODBYE COLUMBUS by Philip Roth
>UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT by Barbara Pym
>LIBRARY POLICEMAN by Stephen King
>BLACKWATER SPIRITS by Melissa Monfredo
>THROUGH A GOLDEN EAGLE
>SENECA FALLS INHERITANCE
>NORTH STAR CONSPIRACY
>STONES FROM THE RIVER by Ursula Hegi
>LOOK AT ME by Anita Brookner
>GOLD BUG VARIATIONS by Richard Powers
>MISS ZUKAS AND THE ISLAND MURDERS by Jo Dereske
>MISS ZUKAS AND THE LIBRARY MURDERS SIDESHOW by same
>SIDESHOW by Anne D. LeClaire
>LIBRARY: NO MURDER ALOUD by Susan Steiner
>
>I have a feeling there are many, many more, with their own web sites.
>Anyone care to share?
>
>A number of movies titles kept repeating. They are worth pointing out:
>
>The Breakfast Club
>Desk Set
>Foul Play
>Ghostbusters
>Goodbye Columbus (the movie this time)
>It's a Wonderful Life
>Love Story
>The Music Man
>Party Girl (a personal favorite)
>Seven (wretched film that it is)
>Storm Center (the great Bette Davis)
>Summertime
>UHF (for the "Conan the Librarian" episode)
>
>Kristine Brancolini, Gary Handman, Elizabeth Underhill ("Baggins, did
>you say Baggins?") and Patricia Miller all submitted excellent web-sites:
>
>http://www.ala.org/editions/wlhmovies.html
>http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/staff/mraish/movies/bibliography.html
>http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/staff/mraish/movies/introduction.html
>http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~ichimura/libmvdb/libmvdbE.htm
>http://www.iupui.edu/it/libref/lib_film.html
>
>All of these sites provide comprehensive lists of films featuring librarians
>or libraries, or setting or references pertaining to our profession. We
>are fairly well represented in cinema, I think, if not well disposed by the
>stereotypes. Still, if the shoe fits -
>
>Thanks again to everyone who provided such a wonderful resource
>for all of us.
>
>Philip Fryer
>Loyola/Notre Dame Library
>Baltimore, Maryland
>
>