African American Films through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography

African American Films through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography

by Larry Richards
     
 

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All films with a predominantly or entirely African American cast or that were about African Americans are detailed here. Each entry includes cast and credits, year of release, studio, distributor, type of film (feature, short or documentary) and other production details. In most cases, a brief synopsis of the film or contemporary reviews of it follow. In the

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All films with a predominantly or entirely African American cast or that were about African Americans are detailed here. Each entry includes cast and credits, year of release, studio, distributor, type of film (feature, short or documentary) and other production details. In most cases, a brief synopsis of the film or contemporary reviews of it follow. In the appendices, film credits for over 1,850 actors and actresses are provided, along with a listing of film companies.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
detailed and well-organized...well illustrated...excellent
Film & History
a veritable beacon...casts a light on a whole period of filmmaking that has been obscured in darkness for decades...a wonderful collection of films, reviews, and advertisements that rescues African-American cinema from neglect and obscurity...should be a fixture in everyone's reference collections
The Silents Majority
detailed production information, lengthy commentary...the extensive research that is provided on the talking shorts and features, which include 'Soundies' and documentaries, is nothing less than splendid...a major accomplishment...the vital information found within its pages is a valuable contribution to film history in a handsome presentation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786422746
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/27/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Richards is a librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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