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Dispatch: December 2012

During the month of December, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) screened films and hosted an educational program in “The Christmas Capital of Texas,” Grapevine, and received the exciting news that Melton Barker’s Kidnappers Foil was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

TAMI Screen Texas Films During Grapevine’s Holiday Film Series

TAMI films were paired with Christmas classics like “it’s a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 24th Street,” and “White Christmas” in Grapevine’s month-long Holiday Film Series at the Palace Arts Center.  Hundreds of people viewed unique holiday footage from the TAMI collection a historic theatre setting.  See more photos at TAMI’s flickr

Melton Barker’s Kidnappers Foil Added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress

On December 19th, the Library of Congress announced the addition of Melton Barker’s Kidnappers Foil to the National Film Registry alongside feature films such as Slacker, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and A Christmas Story.  Read the press about the announcement:

View the full list of National Film Registry additions on the Library of Congress website.

Also, check out the new, improved website for all things Melton Barker and The Kidnappers Foilwww.MeltonBarker.org. TAMI launched this satellite site including, photos, documents, maps, films, and other resources relating to the Melton Barker story in December.