Another “Feeling Official” Moment – Listing in the Library of Congress Catalog

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 260

Perhaps it’s because I am I librarian that the presence of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel in the Library of Congress catalog is such a cheap thrill. There’s something about the record that gives this whole project an air of legitimacy, and for those of you wanting a bit of a sneak peek, the Table of Contents for the book is listed.

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If I can switch into full librarian mode for a moment, the Name Authority for Ann Dvorak lists her year of birth as 1912. I have sent a message to the Library of Congress asking them to change it to the correct year, which is 1911. The copyright page of my book reflected the LOC 1912 date, which I asked the University Press of Kentucky to change though I am not sure of they are, though it would be a drag to have the copyright page and the content of my book contradict each other.

Only 47 days and counting until D(vorak)-Day!

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