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African Americans in the motion picture industry

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Beware!, 1946

 File — Box 11: [Barcode: 31151023464278], Folder: 21
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Four lobby cards for the Black musical feature "Beware!" which starred Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, and Emory Richarsdon, and directed by Bud Pollard with screen story by John E. Gordon.

Dates: 1946

Black Gold, 1928

 File — Box 6: [Barcode: 31151024392635], Folder: 55
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Pictorial herald for the film "Black Gold" from filmmaker Richard Norman, about a rancher who has staked everying on his claim to the oil on his ranch, in his fight to retain his claim against a scheming banker. The flier advertises the film at the "colored theatre" and states that one of the cast members, Steve "Peg" Reynolds, would be performing a vaudeville skit that night before the show.

Dates: 1928

Crimson Skull, 1922

 File — Box 7: [Barcode: 31151023464039], Folder: 56
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Pictorial herald for "Crimson Skull" and advertising actors Anita Bush and Lawrence Chenault in an all Black cast. The plot is set in the Black cit of Boley, Oklahoma, which has been by a band of outlaws led by "The Skull."

Dates: 1922

Rhythm and Blues Revue, 1955

 File — Box 11: [Barcode: 31151023464278], Folder: 22
Scope and Contents A lobby card for the documentary "Rhythm and Blues Revue," filmed at the Apollo Theatre, directed by Joseph Kohn and Leonard Reed, featuring Count Basie, Joe Turner, Sarah Vaughan, Herb Jeffries, Faye Adams, Lionel Hampton (pictured on this card), Amos Milburn, Nat "King" Cole, Ruth Brown, The Larks, Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis, Bill Bailey, Little Buck, Mantan Moreland and "Nipsey" Russell, Freddy and Flo Robinson, Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams and his orchestra, and M. C. Willie...
Dates: 1955

Screenplays and publicity materials featuring African American actors

Identifier: MS-0450

The collection contains screenplays and publicity materials of movies that feature African American actors, dating from 1922 to 2004.

Dates: 1922 - 2004