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Exhibit | Old Cinema in Photos

At Main Library, photo exhibit at no charge is open to public until Feb 21

23/01/2019 - 11h39

IMG_8713Until Feb 21, PUCRS will be proud to present at the hall of its Main Library the exhibit Old Cinema in photos. It consists of a collection of photographs of films, cowboys, TV series, books, posters, magazines, as well as photos of famous Hollywood stars, such as, for instance, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. The archives belong a special collection and are stored on the 6th floor of the Main Library. The exhibit at no charge is open to public. Click here to find out more about it.

The images are part of the collection of Henrique Padjem, who was an architect and interior designer. He put together his first comic stories collection, at the age of 8, as a hobby.

 About the photographs

Henrique began buying the pieces in the 1930s. They are considered rare as they come from other countries. They include, among other things, the relevant collection of Revista Scena Muda, the most important journal of cinema from Brazil, which was active from 1921 to 1955. This journal contains some of the collector’s archives. The repository of photographs and cinema posters  contains an extensive body of materials for iconographic research.

 About the archives

The exhibit is available to the entire community, just for on-site visitation. No loans, photocopying or digitalization of the material will be allowed for the purposes of preservation. The search is mediated by staff members of the Main Library.  From Jan 21 to Feb 22, from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 7 PM.

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