QUESTION: What do Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Popeye the Sailor, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and Jerry Lewis have in common?

ANSWER: They are among the icons inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2004.

Each year, 25 American movies are selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry.
Selections are based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic impact on America. The registry was established by Congress in the 1988 National Film Preservation Act.

The 25 films selected this year to join the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, and the year in which they premiered:

“Ben Hur” (1959)
“The Blue Bird” (1918)
“A Bronx Morning” (1931)
“Clash of the Wolves” (1925)
“The Court Jester” (1956)
“D.O.A” (1950)
“Daughters of the Dead” (1991)
“Duck and Cover” (1951)
“Empire” (1964)
“Enter the Dragon” (1973)
“Eraserhead” (1978)
“Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers” (1980)
“Going My Way” (1944)
“Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
“Kannapolis, NC” (1941)
“Lady Helen’s Escapade” (1909)
“The Nutty Professor” (1963)
“OffOn” (1968)
“Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor” (1936)
“Pups is Pups (Our Gang)” (1930)
“Schindler’s List” (1993)
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954)
“Swing Time” (1936)
“There It Is” (1928)
“Unforgiven” (1992)

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