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The Resource Pioneers of African-American cinema, Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood

Pioneers of African-American cinema, Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood

Label
Pioneers of African-American cinema
Title
Pioneers of African-American cinema
Statement of responsibility
Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Commentator
Contributor
Film director
Filmmaker
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
WTU
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/75
Language note
Sound films are closed-captioned; silent films have English intertitles, some have accompanying music
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
P56 2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1881-1967
  • 1869-1936
  • 1891-1961
  • 1893-1969
  • 1884-1951
  • 1892-1974
  • 1897-1960
  • 1931-
  • 1884-1951
  • 1884-1951
  • 1884-1951
  • 1809-1885
  • 1858-1932
  • 1874-1965
  • 1881-1965
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Musser, Charles
  • Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma
  • David, C. N.
  • Gant, Harry A.
  • Jones, S. S.
  • Norman, Richard E.
  • Thompson, True T.
  • Williams, Spencer
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Maurice, Richard D.
  • Gist, James
  • Gist, Eloyce
  • Calnek, Roy
  • Perugini, Frank
  • Kahn, Richard C.
  • Bowser, Pearl
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Arthur, T. S.
  • Pratt, William W
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Maugham, W. Somerset
  • Stribling, T. S.
Runtime
0
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African American motion picture producers and directors
Technique
live action
Label
Pioneers of African-American cinema, Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Films originally produced 1915-1946
  • Booklet, titled Pioneers of African-American cinema: film notes, includes an introduction by Paul D. Miller (aka D.J. Spooky), and essays by Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Rhea L. Combs, and Mary N. Elliott
  • Special features include commentary by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Charles Musser, Bret Wood, S. Torriano Berry, and Mike Mashon; Pioneers of African-American cinema : an introduction; The films of Oscar Micheaux; The color line; Ten nights in a barroom : an introduction; Religion in early African-American cinema; Eleven P.M. : an introduction; S. Torriano Berry discusses the works of James and Eloyce Gist; Veiled aristocrats (Original trailer); Birthright (Theatrical trailer); The Tyler-Texas Black Film Collection : the missing link in black cinema; The films of Zora Neale Hurston; The films of Spencer Williams; The end of an era
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (79 min. ; 1920)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • The symbol of the unconquered: a story of the Ku Klux Klan
  • (59 min.; 1920)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • By right of birth
  • (fragment) (4 min.; 1921)
  • directed by Harry A. Gant ; produced by P.H. Updike ; screenplay by Dora Mitchell ; story by George Johnson
  • Body and soul
  • (93 min.; 1925)
  • Disc 1.
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel by Oscar Micheaux
  • Screen snapshots
  • (excerpt) (1 min. ; 1920)
  • Disc 2.
  • Regeneration
  • (fragment of reel two) (11 min. ; 1923)
  • directed by Richard Norman ; produced by the Norman Film Manufacturing Company
  • The flying ace
  • (65 min. ; 1926)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard E. Norman ; produced at the Norman Studios
  • Two knights of vaudeville
  • Ten nights in a bar room
  • (64 min. ; 1926)
  • based on the novel by Timothy Shay Arthur and the stage adaptation by William W. Pratt ; directed by Roy Calnek
  • Rev. S. S. Jones home movies
  • (excerpts) (16 min. ; 1924-1928)
  • directed and photographed by Reverend Solomon Sir Jones
  • The scar of shame
  • (86 min. ; 1929)
  • directed by Frank Perugini ; written by David Starkman ; produced by Colored Players Film Corporation
  • Disc 3.
  • (11 min. ; 1915)
  • Eleven P.M.
  • (60 min. ; 1928)
  • written and directed by Richard Maurice
  • Hell-bound train
  • (50 min. ; c.1930)
  • written and directed by James and Eloyce Gist
  • Verdict: not guilty
  • (8 min. ; c.1933)
  • written and directed by James and Eloyce Gist
  • The darktown revue
  • produced by the Ebony Film Corporation ; produced by Luther Pollard
  • (18 min. ; 1931)
  • directed by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by Oscar Micheaux and Alice B. Russell ; produced by the Micheaux Film Corporation
  • The exile
  • (78 min. ; 1931)
  • Frank Schiffman presents an Oscar Micheaux production ; written and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel The conquest by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by the Micheaux Film Corporation
  • Hot Biskits
  • (10 min. ; 1931)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Dixie Comedies
  • Disc 4.
  • The girl from Chicago
  • A reckless rover
  • (70 min. ; 1932)
  • A. Burton Russell presents Oscar Micheaux's production ; written and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the short story Jeff Ballinger's woman by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by Micheaux Pictures Corp.
  • Ten minutes to live
  • (58 min. ; 1932)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • Veiled aristocrats
  • (44 min. ; 1932)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel The house behind the cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Birthright
  • (73 min. ; 1938)
  • (14 min. ; 1918)
  • Burton Russell presents an Oscar Micheaux Production ; screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, based on the novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling
  • Disc 5.
  • The bronze buckaroo
  • (58 min. ; 1939)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard C. Kahn
  • Zora Neale Hurston fieldwork footage (excerpt: Logging community near Loughman, Florida) (3 min. ; 1928)
  • Zora Neale Hurston fieldwork footage (excerpt: Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort, South Carolina) (16 min. ; 1940)
  • The blood of Jesus
  • (56 min. ; 1941)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Amegro Films
  • produced by Luther Pollard ; directed by C.N. David ; produced by Ebony Film Corporation
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
  • (60 min. ; 1946)
  • Alfred N. Sack presents ; directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Bert Goldberg ; screenplay by True T. Thompson, based on "Miss Thompson" by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Moses sisters interview
  • (33 min. ; c.1978)
  • directed and photographed by Pearl Bowser
  • Within our gates
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approx. 1276 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 5 DVDs, 1 book.
Other control number
738329206000
Other physical details
silent and sound, black and white and color tinted :
Publisher number
K20600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn953269471
  • (OCoLC)953269471
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pioneers of African-American cinema, Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Films originally produced 1915-1946
  • Booklet, titled Pioneers of African-American cinema: film notes, includes an introduction by Paul D. Miller (aka D.J. Spooky), and essays by Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Rhea L. Combs, and Mary N. Elliott
  • Special features include commentary by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Charles Musser, Bret Wood, S. Torriano Berry, and Mike Mashon; Pioneers of African-American cinema : an introduction; The films of Oscar Micheaux; The color line; Ten nights in a barroom : an introduction; Religion in early African-American cinema; Eleven P.M. : an introduction; S. Torriano Berry discusses the works of James and Eloyce Gist; Veiled aristocrats (Original trailer); Birthright (Theatrical trailer); The Tyler-Texas Black Film Collection : the missing link in black cinema; The films of Zora Neale Hurston; The films of Spencer Williams; The end of an era
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (79 min. ; 1920)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • The symbol of the unconquered: a story of the Ku Klux Klan
  • (59 min.; 1920)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • By right of birth
  • (fragment) (4 min.; 1921)
  • directed by Harry A. Gant ; produced by P.H. Updike ; screenplay by Dora Mitchell ; story by George Johnson
  • Body and soul
  • (93 min.; 1925)
  • Disc 1.
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel by Oscar Micheaux
  • Screen snapshots
  • (excerpt) (1 min. ; 1920)
  • Disc 2.
  • Regeneration
  • (fragment of reel two) (11 min. ; 1923)
  • directed by Richard Norman ; produced by the Norman Film Manufacturing Company
  • The flying ace
  • (65 min. ; 1926)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard E. Norman ; produced at the Norman Studios
  • Two knights of vaudeville
  • Ten nights in a bar room
  • (64 min. ; 1926)
  • based on the novel by Timothy Shay Arthur and the stage adaptation by William W. Pratt ; directed by Roy Calnek
  • Rev. S. S. Jones home movies
  • (excerpts) (16 min. ; 1924-1928)
  • directed and photographed by Reverend Solomon Sir Jones
  • The scar of shame
  • (86 min. ; 1929)
  • directed by Frank Perugini ; written by David Starkman ; produced by Colored Players Film Corporation
  • Disc 3.
  • (11 min. ; 1915)
  • Eleven P.M.
  • (60 min. ; 1928)
  • written and directed by Richard Maurice
  • Hell-bound train
  • (50 min. ; c.1930)
  • written and directed by James and Eloyce Gist
  • Verdict: not guilty
  • (8 min. ; c.1933)
  • written and directed by James and Eloyce Gist
  • The darktown revue
  • produced by the Ebony Film Corporation ; produced by Luther Pollard
  • (18 min. ; 1931)
  • directed by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by Oscar Micheaux and Alice B. Russell ; produced by the Micheaux Film Corporation
  • The exile
  • (78 min. ; 1931)
  • Frank Schiffman presents an Oscar Micheaux production ; written and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel The conquest by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by the Micheaux Film Corporation
  • Hot Biskits
  • (10 min. ; 1931)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Dixie Comedies
  • Disc 4.
  • The girl from Chicago
  • A reckless rover
  • (70 min. ; 1932)
  • A. Burton Russell presents Oscar Micheaux's production ; written and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the short story Jeff Ballinger's woman by Oscar Micheaux ; produced by Micheaux Pictures Corp.
  • Ten minutes to live
  • (58 min. ; 1932)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux
  • Veiled aristocrats
  • (44 min. ; 1932)
  • written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux ; based on the novel The house behind the cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Birthright
  • (73 min. ; 1938)
  • (14 min. ; 1918)
  • Burton Russell presents an Oscar Micheaux Production ; screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, based on the novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling
  • Disc 5.
  • The bronze buckaroo
  • (58 min. ; 1939)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard C. Kahn
  • Zora Neale Hurston fieldwork footage (excerpt: Logging community near Loughman, Florida) (3 min. ; 1928)
  • Zora Neale Hurston fieldwork footage (excerpt: Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort, South Carolina) (16 min. ; 1940)
  • The blood of Jesus
  • (56 min. ; 1941)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Amegro Films
  • produced by Luther Pollard ; directed by C.N. David ; produced by Ebony Film Corporation
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
  • (60 min. ; 1946)
  • Alfred N. Sack presents ; directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Bert Goldberg ; screenplay by True T. Thompson, based on "Miss Thompson" by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Moses sisters interview
  • (33 min. ; c.1978)
  • directed and photographed by Pearl Bowser
  • Within our gates
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approx. 1276 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 5 DVDs, 1 book.
Other control number
738329206000
Other physical details
silent and sound, black and white and color tinted :
Publisher number
K20600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn953269471
  • (OCoLC)953269471
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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