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Black film pressbook collection.

Title
Black film pressbook collection.
Publication
ca. 1935-1974.
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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance Sc MG 527 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Promotional materials.
Source (note)
  • Some material purchased from George Theofiles's Miscellaneous Man, 1992, and Swann Galleries, 2000. Some material transferred from the Art and Artifacts Division, 1998.
Call Number
Sc MG 527
Title
Black film pressbook collection.
Production
ca. 1935-1974.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
This collections consists of promotional literature for films with African American casts. Many of the films are from Norman Studios, which produced silent films featuring African American casts from 1919 to 1928. The rest of the films are mostly Hollywood productions, the majority of which are from the 1930s-1940s. The promotional material includes leaflets, advertisements, window cards, and other accessories for movie theaters. In addition, there are handbills for boxers Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Materials Separated from the Resource: Transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division: photographs
Source
Some material purchased from George Theofiles's Miscellaneous Man, 1992, and Swann Galleries, 2000. Some material transferred from the Art and Artifacts Division, 1998.
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Added Author
Herald Pictures.
Norman Studios.
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Toddy Pictures Co.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 527
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