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Classic Hollywood Films
Morocco (1930) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 M218 2006
A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love.
Gold Diggers of 1933 by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.M86 G58 1989
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway. Even falling in love has its hardships, as Powell's high-brow Eastern family is determined to break them up. More complications set in when his brother falls for Keeler's wise-cracking roommate.
I'm No Angel (1933) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 M14 2006
The bold Tira works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair.
Queen Christina (1934) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.B55 Q3 1990
Screen portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who shocked all of Europe when she relinquished her throne for love.
Devil is a Woman (1935) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 M218 2006
At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both.
Rembrandt (1936) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 R362 2001
In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn enjoys a full life until the sudden death of his wife. Bankrupt and bereft, he finds comfort in the arms of a pretty servant.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 S9 2008
The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom.
Tennessee Williams Films
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 S87 2006
After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and Stella's husband Stanley.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 R53 2006
Karen Stone, a lonely, aging actress, lives in a luxurious apartment in Rome where she has a romantic fling with a young gigolo.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1961) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 S92 2006
Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend.
The Night of the Iguana (1964) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 N39 2006
A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine.
King Kong (1933) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H6 K5 2006
Adventure story of the giant ape King Kong, discovered on Skull Island, his voyage to New York and his fatal attraction to a young woman, leading to death and destruction as he pursues her.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H6 F7 2004 pt.1
Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. (Note Ernest Thesiger's performance as Doctor Pretorius).
Cat People (1943) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.H6 C27 1991
The classic horror tale of a young bride who believes she is the victim of a curse that transforms her into a deadly panther.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 I683 2002
Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Santa Mira, a small town in California, replicating the villagers in giant seed "pods" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. In a race for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people.
Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.H6 F7 1992
Local villagers are kidnapped and fashioned into a pair of male and female super creatures. The creatures inevitably turn on their creators in this gory retelling of the Frankenstein legend.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H55 A38 2000
With a contract to perform a drag show out in the Australian desert, three drag queens each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.
Batman, The Movie (1966) by
Call Number: HAT Featured DVDs PN1995.9.A3 B38 2001
When Batman and Robin get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission. Starring Adam West, and based on campy television series.
The Boys in the Band (1970) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.H55 B77 1990
A serious, powerful movie about the miseries and heartbreaks of homosexuality.
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H55 B87 2003
Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her parents suspect that she may be showing deviant tendencies.
Cabaret (1972) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 C153 2013
An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.
Carmelita Tropicana, your kunst is your waffen (1993) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.C55 C25 1994
Humorous monologues, soapy melodramas, and campy production numbers ensue when a Latina performance artist who supports herself as a building super on New York's Lower East Side winds up in jail with some other riot girls.
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 T23 2001
A pharmacist's daughter seduced by her father's assistant has a child and is banished to a repressive reform school. Escaping, she makes her way penniless to a brothel where she lives for the moment.
Hairspray (1988) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 H17 2004
Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with huge hair, a big grin, and all the right moves, becomes the queen of Baltimore's number one dance revue. (Ricki Lake, Divine)
Harold and Maude (1971) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 H18 2000
A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 H33 2001
This is the story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his "other half." Based on the smash hit New York show.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 M68 2001
Christian, an idealistic and impoverished young writer who, newly arrived in Montmartre, is haphazardly inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec.
Orlando (1992) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 O75 2010
Orlando is an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with surprising results.
Pink Flamingos (1972) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 P497 2004
Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Divine's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other.
Polyester (1981) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.C55 P7 1993
Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife (Divine) whose life is going to pot.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 R773 2002
A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof, this film begins when a couple of ordinary, clean-cut kids have car trouble one dark rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.H55 T75 1989
A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, Torch Song Trilogy chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Campy biopics by Ken Russell
The Music Lovers (1970) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 M947 2011
Not exactly a fact-based story of the Tchaikovsky's marriage, this is a lavishly produced picture with music played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 M193 1998
A dazzling depiction of the life of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. Mahler's turbulent marriage, passionate affairs, and rejection of Judaism are depicted through flashbacks and dream sequences.
Lisztomania (1975) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 L48 2012
A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt.
Valentino (1977) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.B55 V2 1994
The story opens with Valentino in his coffin, dead at the age of thirty-one. As one by one the women in his life come to pay homage to "The Sheik," Valentino's rise from tea dance gigolo to screen idol unfolds in a series of extravagant flashbacks.
Documentary Films in the Hatfield Collection
A Bigger Splash (1974)
Call Number: HAT AV Video N6797.H57 B44 1998
David Hockney, one of the most brilliant and successful painters of our time, is the subject of this unique film about his life and art.
Paris is Burning (1990) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) HQ76.2.U52 P27 2005
The "unblinking behind-the-scenes story of the fashion-obsessed New Yorkers who created 'voguing' and drag balls, and turned these raucous celebrations into a powerful expression of fierce personal pride"
Superstar (1991) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video N6537.W28 S86 1990
A visual and oral biography of Andy Warhol as his friends, family, and colleagues saw him. Includes film clips of Warhol.
Divine Trash (1998) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1998.3.W375 D48 2000
An in-depth look at the early career of cult filmmaker John Waters.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.S6 K435 2005
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him.
La dolce vita = The Sweet Life (1960) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.I8 D65 2005
A journalist ventures into the decadent society of modern Rome and finds that his values are being destroyed, leaving him totally disillusioned.
Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.G4 M2 1987
A girl at a strict boarding school for the daughters of Prussian army officers falls in love with one of the teachers.