Black cinema silence to sound, 1903-1950.
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SummaryExplores the history of African American cinema, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them. Also features sample films including two fictional shorts, one documentary short, and six three-minute "Soundies" from the 1940s that showcase performances by African American musicians.
ContentsRace movies : the popular art of the Black Renaissance / written by Thomas Cripps ; producers, Sharon Reinckens, Chris Capilongo (1985) (20 min.)
Shorts: Bubbling over (1934) ; Boogie-woogie dream (1944) ; The Negro in entertainment (1950)
Soundies: Is you is, or is you ain't my baby? ; Take me back, baby ; Keep smiling ; Babbling Bess ; Block party revels ; Beat me, Daddy.
African Americans in motion pictures
African Americans in the motion picture industry -- History.
Race films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
|Publisher|| Sherman Oaks, CA :OnDeck Home Entertainment,2007
|Other Titles|| Spying the spy.
Little Black Sambo.
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977.
James, Ida, 1920-1986
Albritton, Ann Lynn.
King Cole Trio.
Count Basie Orchestra.
Four Ginger Snaps (Musical group)
Chanticleers (Musical group)
Six Knobs (Musical Group)
Harlem Cuties (Musical group)
Soundies Distributing Corporation of America.
OnDeck Home Entertainment (Firm)
Race movies: Narrator, Bill Grimmett.
Bubbling over: Ethel Waters.
Boogie-woogie dream: Lena Horne.
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?: The King Cole Trio, Ida James.
Take me back, baby: The Count Basie Orchestra.
Keep smiling: The Four Ginger Snaps.
Babbling Bess: The Chanticleers.
Block party revels: Billy and Ann Lynn Albritton, the Six Knobs, the Harlem Cuties.
Beat me, Daddy: Maurice Rocci.
Title from container.
Special features: Jubilee : strictly G.I. (all-black WWII radio broadcast); Pick a bale o' cotton (rare performance by Leadbelly); Spying the spy (1918 silent film); Little Black Sambo (edited version of the 1935 silent film).
DVD; NTSC; all regions; full screen (4:3) presentation; single layer.
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.