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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.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2016]
©2016.
Description 5 videodiscs (approx. 1276 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted : 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Language English
Subject African Americans -- Drama.
African Americans in motion pictures.
African American motion picture producers and directors.
African Americans.
African American motion picture producers and directors.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Race films.
Slapstick comedy films.
Independent films.
Fiction films.
Silent films.
Short films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Silent films -- United States.
Short films -- United States.
Feature films -- United States.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Independent films.
Slapstick comedy films.
Fiction films
Feature films.
Race films.
Short films.
Silent films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Format DVD, Video
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10875681
Other uniform titles Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951. Body and soul.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951. Conquest.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951. Jeff Ballinger's woman.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885. Ten nights in a bar-room, and what I saw there.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Pratt, William W. Ten nights in a bar-room.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932. House behind the cedars.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. Rain.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965. Birthright.
Container of (work): Two knights of Vaudeville (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Reckless rover (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Within our gates (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Symbol of the unconquered (Motion picture)
Container of (work): By right of birth (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Body and soul (Motion picture : 1925)
Container of (work): Regeneration (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Flying ace (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Ten nights in a bar room (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Rev SS Jones home movies.
Container of (work): Scar of shame (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Eleven P.M. (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Hell-bound train (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Verdict not guilty (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Darktown Revue (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Exile (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Hot biskits (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Girl from Chicago (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Ten minutes to live (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Veiled aristocrats (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Birthright (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Bronze buckaroo (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Blood of Jesus (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Moses sisters interview.
Container of (work): Two knights of Vaudeville (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Reckless rover (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Within our gates (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Symbol of the unconquered (Motion picture)
Container of (work): By right of birth (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Body and soul (Motion picture : 1925)
Container of (work): Regeneration (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Flying ace (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Ten nights in a bar room (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Rev SS Jones home movies.
Container of (work): Scar of shame (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Eleven P.M. (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Hell-bound train (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Verdict not guilty (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Darktown Revue (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Exile (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Hot biskits (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Girl from Chicago (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Ten minutes to live (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Veiled aristocrats (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Birthright (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Bronze buckaroo (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Blood of Jesus (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Moses sisters interview.
Other authors / contributors Musser, Charles, contributor, commentator.
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma, 1970- contributor, commentator.
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, film producer, contributor, composer.
Wood, Bret, film producer, commentator.
Berry, Torriano, commentator.
Mashon, Mike, commentator.
Combs, Rhea L., contributor.
Elliott, Mary N., contributor.
David, C. N., film director.
Gant, Harry A., 1881-1967, film director.
Jones, S. S., Rev., 1869-1936 filmmaker.
Norman, Richard E., 1891-1961, film director.
Thompson, True T., screenwriter.
Williams, Spencer, 1893-1969, screenwriter, film director, actor.
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, screenwriter, film director, film producer.
Maurice, Richard D., screenwriter, film director, actor.
Gist, James, screenwriter, film director.
Gist, Eloyce, 1892-1974, screenwriter, film director, actor.
Calnek, Roy, film director.
Perugini, Frank, film director.
Starkman, David, -1947, screenwriter.
Kahn, Richard C., 1897-1960, screenwriter, film director, film producer.
Bowser, Pearl, 1931- film director, cinematographer.
Hurston, Zora Neale, filmmaker.
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, actor, performer.
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, actor, performer.
Boykin, David (Saxophonist), actor, performer.
Heywood, Donald, -1967, performer.
Moore, Tim, 1887-1958, performer.
Trible, Andrew, performer.
Davis, Amon, performer.
Martin, Sara, 1884-1955, performer.
Moses, Lucia Lynn, 1908- actor, interviewee.
Moses, Ethel, actor, interviewee.
Moses, Julia, interviewee.
Sosin, Donald, composer.
Roach, Max, 1924-2007, composer.
Matsumura, Makia, composer.
Gal, Rob, composer.
Waymon, Sam, composer.
Heywood, Donald, -1967, composer.
Porter, Lew, 1892-1956, composer.
Four Tones (Musical group), performer.
Screen Snapshots, Inc.
Amegro Films (Firm), production company.
Colored Players Film Corporation, production company.
Dixie Comedies, production company.
Ebony Film Corp., production company.
Lincoln Motion Picture Company, production company.
Micheaux Film Corporation, production company.
Norman Film Manufacturing Company, production company.
Norman Studios, production company.
Torriano Film Productions, production company.
Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor.
Kino Classics (Firm), film distributor.
Library of Congress.
Physical medium 4 3/4 in. stamping
Sound characteristics digital optical
Video characteristics NTSC
Digital file characteristics video file DVD video region 1
Notes 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.
Body and soul: Based on the novel by Oscar Micheaux.
Dirty Gerties from Harlem U.S.A.: Based on the story "Miss Thompson" by W. Somerset Maugham.
Ten minutes to live: Based on the short stories "The Faker", "The Killer", and "Harlem after midnight" a collection entitled "Harlem after midnight" (author undetermined).
Ten nights in a bar room: Based on the novel by Timothy Shay Arthur and the stage adaptation by William W. Pratt.
The birthright: Based on the novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling.
The bxile: Based on the novel The Conquest by Oscar Micheaux.
The birl from Chicago: Based on the short story "Jeff Ballinger's Woman" by Oscar Micheaux.
Veiled aristocrats: Based on the novel The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt.
Two knights of vaudeville: Jimmy Marshall, Frank Montgomery, Florence McClain, Bert Murphy.
A reckless rover: Sam Robinson.
Within in our gates: Evely Preer, William Starks, Mattie Edwards, Grant Edwards, E.G. Tatum, Jack Chenault.
The symbol of the unconquered: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault.
By right of birth: Clarence Brooks, Anita Thompson, Webb King.
Body and soul: Paul Robeson, Mercedes Gilbert, Lawrence Chenault, Julia Theresa Russel, Marshall Rodgers, Chester A. Alexander, Walter Cornick, Madame Robinson, Lillian Johnson, Tom Fletcher.
Screen snapshorts: Oscar Micheaux.
Regeneration: Stella Mayo, M.C. Maxwell.
The flying ace: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Steve "Peg" Reynolds, Goise De Legge, George Colvin, Harold Platts.
Ten nights in a bar room: Charles S. Gilpin, Lawrence Chenault, Harry Henderson, Arline Mickey, Myra Burwell.
The scar of shame: Harry Henderson, Lucia Lynn Moses, Lawrence Chenault, Pearl McCormack, Norman Johnstone, William E. Pettus, Ann[ie] Kennedy.
Eleven p.m.: Richard Maurice, Sammie Fields, Orine Johnson, Wanda Maurice.
Verdict: not guilty: Eloyce Gist.
The darktown revue: Donald Heywood's Choir, Tim Moore, Andrew Trible, Amon Davis, Sara Martin.
The exile: Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Nora Newsome, Charles Moore, George Randol, Katherine Noisette, A.B. Comathiere, Carl Mahon.
Hot biskits: Thurston Briggs, Spencer Williams.
The girl from Chicago: Carl Mahon, Star Calloway, Alice b. RUssell, Eunice Brooks, Minta Cato, John Everett.
Ten minutes to live: Lawrence Chenault, Willor Lee Guilford, Lorenzo Tucker, Laura Bowman, Tressie Mitchell,Donald Heywood.
Birthright: Carman Newsome, S.O. (Ethel) Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Hazel Diaz, Trixie Smith.
Veiled aristocrats: Lucille Lewis, Lawrence Chenault, Walter Fleming, Lorenzo Tucker, Laura Bowman, Lucille Lewis, Barrington Guy, Carl Mahon.
The bronze buckaroo: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young, Soencer Williams, Clarence Brooks, The Four Tones.
The blood of Jesus: Carhtyn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman, James B. Jones, Rev. R.L. Robertson and The Heavenly Choir.
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.: Francine Everette, Don Wilson, Katherine Moore, Alfred Hawkins, David Boykin, Spencer Williams.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital 2.0.
Sound films are closed-captioned; silent films have English intertitles, some have accompanying music.
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.
Awards National Film Registry selection, 1991: Blood of Jesus.
National Film Registry selection, 1992: Within our gates.
Standard no. 738329206000
Publisher's no. K20600 Kino Classics

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