Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

DVD - 2016
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Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (approximately 1276 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
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Additional Contributors: Musser, Charles
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma 1970-
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
Wood, Bret
Berry, Torriano - Commentator
Mashon, Mike - Commentator
Combs, Rhea L. - Contributor
David, C. N.
Gant, Harry A. 1881-1967,
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961,
Thompson, True T.
Williams, Spencer 1893-1969,
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951,
Maurice, Richard D.
Gist, James
Gist, Eloyce 1892-1974,
Calnek, Roy
Perugini, Frank
Starkman, David -1947,
Kahn, Richard C. 1897-1960,
Bowser, Pearl 1931-
Hurston, Zora Neale
Preer, Evelyn - Actor
Edwards, Mattie 1866-1944,- Actor
Montgomery, Frank 1870-1944,- Actor
Chenault, Lawrence 1877-- Actor
Brooks, Clarence - Actor
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976- Actor
Gilbert, Mercedes - Actor
Russell, Julia Theresa - Actor
Rodgers, Marshall -1934,- Actor
Alexander, Chester A. - Actor
Cornick, Walter - Actor
Robinson, Madame - Actor
Johnson, Lillian - Actor
Mayo, Stella active 1923-1924,- Actor
Maxwell, M. C. active 1920-1925,- Actor
Criner, Lawrence 1898-1965,- Actor
Boyd, Kathryn (Actress),- Actor
Reynolds, Steve (Actor),- Actor
Gilpin, Charles S. (Charles Sidney), 1878-1930,- Actor
Henderson, Harry - Actor
McCormack, Pearl - Actor
Johnstone, Norman - Actor
Pettus, William E. - Actor
Fields, Sammie - Actor
Brooks, Eunice - Actor
Moore, Charles R. 1893-1947,- Actor
Randol, George - Actor
Comathiere, A. B. - Actor
Mahon, Carl - Actor
Calloway, Starr - Actor
Russell, Alice B. - Actor
Cato, Minto 1900-1979,- Actor
Bowman, Laura 1881-1957,- Actor
Tucker, Lorenzo - Actor
Newsome, Carman - Actor
Lewis, Lucille - Actor
Guy, Barrington - Actor
Jeffries, Herb
Brooks, Lucius - Actor
Young, Artie - Actor
Caviness, Cathryn - Actor
Riley, Juanita - Actor
Hardeman, Reather - Actor
Jones, Jas. B. (James B.), - Actor
Everett, Francine 1920-1999,
Boykin, David (Saxophonist),
Heywood, Donald -1967,- Performer
Moore, Tim 1887-1958,- Performer
Trible, Andrew - Performer
Davis, Amon
Martin, Sara 1884-1955,- Performer
Moses, Lucia Lynn 1908-
Moses, Ethel
Sosin, Donald - Composer
Roach, Max 1924-2007- Composer
Waymon, Sam - Composer
Heywood, Donald -1967,- Composer
Porter, Lew 1892-1956,- Composer
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951
Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885
Pratt, William W.
Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965
Four Tones (Musical group)
Screen Snapshots, Inc
Amegro Films (Firm)
Colored Players Film Corporation
Dixie Comedies
Ebony Film Corp.
Lincoln Motion Picture Company
Micheaux Film Corporation
Norman Film Manufacturing Company
Norman Studios
Torriano Film Productions
Kino Lorber, Inc
Kino Classics (Firm)
Library of Congress


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