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The African American cinema

Title
The African American cinema / [produced by] The Library of Congress.
Publication
[Washington, DC?] : Library of Congress, c1993.

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v. 2Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual VRA-1186 v. 2Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
v. 1Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual VRA-1186 v. 1Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Preer, Evelyn.
  • Clements, Flo.
  • Ruffin, James D.
  • Chenault, Jack.
  • Henderson, Harry.
  • Moses, Lucia Lynn, 1908-1984
  • Johnstone, Norman.
  • Kennedy, Ann.
  • Pettus, William E.
  • Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.
  • Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975.
  • Carli, Philip.
  • Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951
  • Dudley, Sherman H.
  • Perugini, Frank.
  • De Forest Phonofilm.
  • Library of Congress.
Description
2 videocassettes (ca. 2 hr., 40 min.) : sd., b&w; 1/2 in. +
Series Statement
(Library of Congress video collection, vol. 1, vol. 5)
Subjects
Note
  • Original production: (vol. 1) c1919; (vol. 2) c1923, c1926.
  • Within our gates and The scar of shame are silent films with new piano scores added.
  • English subtitles.
Credits (note)
  • Vol. 1: writer, director, producer, Oscar Micheaux. Vol. 2: producers, Sherman H. Dudley, Jr., Lee De Forest ; director, Frank Perugini ; story, David Starkman.
Performer (note)
  • Vol. 1: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault. Vol. 2: Harry Henderson, Lucia Lynn Moses, Norman John Stone, Ann Kennedy, William E. Pettus, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake.
System Details (note)
  • VHS.
Contents
v.1. Within our gates -- v.2. The scar of shame ; Sissle and Blake.
Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-1186
ISBN
  • 1575230011 (vol. 1) :
  • 157523002X (vol. 2) :
LCCN
  • 1102700013 (vol. 1)
  • 1102700023 (vol. 2)
Title
The African American cinema / [produced by] The Library of Congress.
Imprint
[Washington, DC?] : Library of Congress, c1993.
Series
(Library of Congress video collection, vol. 1, vol. 5)
Credits
Vol. 1: writer, director, producer, Oscar Micheaux. Vol. 2: producers, Sherman H. Dudley, Jr., Lee De Forest ; director, Frank Perugini ; story, David Starkman.
Cast
Vol. 1: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault. Vol. 2: Harry Henderson, Lucia Lynn Moses, Norman John Stone, Ann Kennedy, William E. Pettus, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake.
Summary
Vol. 1: The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. Vol. 2: The scar of shame is the story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert pianist and a poor, lower class black woman; Sissle and Blake is a performance by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake of their jazz composition, "Affectionate Dan."
System Details
VHS.
Added Author
Preer, Evelyn.
Clements, Flo.
Ruffin, James D.
Chenault, Jack.
Henderson, Harry.
Moses, Lucia Lynn, 1908-1984
Johnstone, Norman.
Kennedy, Ann.
Pettus, William E.
Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.
Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975.
Carli, Philip.
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, film director.
Dudley, Sherman H.
Perugini, Frank.
De Forest Phonofilm.
Library of Congress.
Other Standard Identifier
1102700013 (vol. 1)
1102700023 (vol. 2)
Publisher No.
UPX70001 Library of Congress/Smithsonian Video (vol. 1)
UPX70002 Library of Congress/Smithsonian video (vol. 2)
Research Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-1186
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