'Mary Poppins' among 25 US films to be preserved

Julie Andrews in her role as "Mary Poppins"  (Walt Disney Home Records)
Julie Andrews in her role as "Mary Poppins" (Walt Disney Home Records)
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Updated: 12/18/2013 12:49 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

The library is inducting 25 films Wednesday into the National Film Registry to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance. This year's selections include Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," the space race film "The Right Stuff," and Michael Moore's documentary confronting the auto industry, "Roger and Me."

Congress created the program in 1989 to ensure that gems from American movie history are preserved for years to come.

The oldest films joining the registry this year are from the silent era. They include 1920's "Daughter of Dawn," which featured an all-Native-American cast.

 

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