TITLE

POSTERS OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
American Heritage;Aug/Sep2003, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For the first 50 years of the American film industry, if any black performers appeared in movies, they were usually confined to a narrow range of small parts. The same went for those who worked behind the scenes. The exceptions were so-called race movies, aimed at African-American audiences. Many of these films have been lost, but their promotional posters survive, as do those from later days, when black performers began moving into the main-stream. A century of these fascinating historic documents has been collected in Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition that will open at the California African American Museum, in Los Angeles, on August 2 and tour the country for the next two years.
ACCESSION #
10332239

 

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