Spotlight Archive

What I Really Do Is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design

Edith Head

Friday, August 8 - Saturday, September 27

The Archive celebrates award-winning costume designer Edith Head, whose "magic" helped make Hollywood classics unforgettable.

IN PERSON:  Deborah Nadoolman Landis (9/12).


Exile Noir

Double Indemnity (1944)

Friday, August 22 - Sunday, September 28

Explore the expressionistic influence of German-speaking émigré filmmakers on Hollywood in the 1940s–'50s, as we screen titles by Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Douglas Sirk and others.

IN PERSON:  Norma Barzman, Vincent Brook (9/15); Arianné Ulmer Cipes (9/26).

In the Life: Celebrating a Historic Television Legacy

In the Life

September 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Archive celebrates the legacy of the Emmy-nominated public television news magazine In the Life, with a selection of its most moving and exciting moments.

IN PERSON:  John Scagliotti, creator of In the Life; producer Jacqueline Gares.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

Sunday, September 21 @ 11 a.m.

A colorful portrait of the tropical parrots who live in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill and the eccentric dreamer who tends to them.

FREE Admission!

Research at the Archive

Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC)

Archive Research and Study Center

Learn how to arrange a research appointment to view films, television programs and newsreels from the Archive's vast collections.