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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

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
Film director
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
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-
  • 1891-1960
  • 1893-1969
  • 1884-1951
  • 1892-1974
  • -1947
  • 1897-1960
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Musser, Charles
  • Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma
  • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
  • Wood, Bret
  • David, C.N.
  • Gant, Harry A.
  • Norman, Richard E.
  • Thompson, True T.
  • Williams, Spencer
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Maurice, Richard D.
  • Gist, James
  • Gist, Eloyce
  • Calnek, Roy
  • Perugini, Frank
  • Starkman, David
  • Kahn, Richard C.
  • Kino Classics (Firm)
  • Library of Congress
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/unknown
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African Americans in motion pictures
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of films originally produced 1915-1946
  • Booklet includes essays by Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Rhea L. Combs, and Mary N. Elliott
  • Special features: Pioneers of African-American cinema : an introduction ; The films of Oscar Micheaux
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223114934053
  • 31223114933493
  • 31223114933501
  • 31223114934079
  • 31223114933519
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
  • 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 Manufacutring Company
  • The flying ace
  • (65 min. ; 1926)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard E. Norman ; produced at the Norman Studios
  • Two nights of vaudeville
  • Ten nights in a bar room
  • (64 min. ; 1926)
  • 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 darkroom 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 ; 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 ; 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
  • Veiled aristocrats (trailer)
  • (4 min. ; 1932)
  • (14 min. ; 1918)
  • Birthright
  • (73 min. ; 1938)
  • Burton Russell presents an Oscar Micheaux Production ; screenplay by Oscar Micheaux
  • Birthright (trailer)
  • (3 min. ; 1938)
  • Disc 5.
  • The bronze buckaroo
  • (58 min. ; 1939)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard C. Kahn
  • The blood of Jesus
  • produced by Luther Pollard ; directed by C.N. David ; produced by Ebony Film Corporation
  • (56 min. ; 1941)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Amegro Films
  • 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
  • The Moses sisters interview
  • (33 min. ; c.1978)
  • directed and photographed by Pearl Bowser
  • Tyler Texas black film collection
  • (promotional film) (6 min. ; 1985)
  • Within our gates
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approx. 1227 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
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
(OCoLC)953269471
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of films originally produced 1915-1946
  • Booklet includes essays by Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Rhea L. Combs, and Mary N. Elliott
  • Special features: Pioneers of African-American cinema : an introduction ; The films of Oscar Micheaux
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223114934053
  • 31223114933493
  • 31223114933501
  • 31223114934079
  • 31223114933519
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
  • 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 Manufacutring Company
  • The flying ace
  • (65 min. ; 1926)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard E. Norman ; produced at the Norman Studios
  • Two nights of vaudeville
  • Ten nights in a bar room
  • (64 min. ; 1926)
  • 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 darkroom 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 ; 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 ; 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
  • Veiled aristocrats (trailer)
  • (4 min. ; 1932)
  • (14 min. ; 1918)
  • Birthright
  • (73 min. ; 1938)
  • Burton Russell presents an Oscar Micheaux Production ; screenplay by Oscar Micheaux
  • Birthright (trailer)
  • (3 min. ; 1938)
  • Disc 5.
  • The bronze buckaroo
  • (58 min. ; 1939)
  • written, produced and directed by Richard C. Kahn
  • The blood of Jesus
  • produced by Luther Pollard ; directed by C.N. David ; produced by Ebony Film Corporation
  • (56 min. ; 1941)
  • written and directed by Spencer Williams ; produced by Amegro Films
  • 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
  • The Moses sisters interview
  • (33 min. ; c.1978)
  • directed and photographed by Pearl Bowser
  • Tyler Texas black film collection
  • (promotional film) (6 min. ; 1985)
  • Within our gates
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approx. 1227 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
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
(OCoLC)953269471
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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