TITLE

EYES ON THE PRIZE

AUTHOR(S)
Christon, Lawrence
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Variety;12/15/2008 Supplement, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the history of African American actors in motion pictures. The work of James Edwards, an actor of the 1950s considered the first African American to be prominent in mainstream film, is examined, as are the careers of notable actors including Paul Robeson and Sidney Poitier.
ACCESSION #
35773550

 

Related Articles

  • More to the man. ROBERTS, JERRY // Daily Variety;03/03/2000, Vol. 266 Issue 66, pA18 

    Illustrates motion picture actor and director Sidney Poitier's life and times as an icon in a changing America. Racial incidents that affected Poitier's career; Academy Awards received; Designation as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award at the 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards;...

  • LOOKBACK. Chagollan, Steve // Daily Variety;12/15/2005, Vol. 289 Issue 55/56, special section p44 

    The article looks back into the highlights of the 1963 Academy Awards presentation in the U.S. Several British actors were nominated in various awards which includes Albert Finney, Richard Harris, and Rex Harrison. The victory of African-American actor Sidney Poitier as best actor has been a...

  • This week in black history.  // Jet;04/13/98, Vol. 93 Issue 20, p40 

    Highlights notable events from black history occurring the first week of April. `Hank' Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run on April 8,1974; The birth of Paul Robeson on April 9, 1898; Sidney Poitier's April 13, 1964 Academy Award for his role in `Lilies of the Field.'

  • PAUL ROBESON.  // New Crisis (15591603);Jan/Feb99, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p63 

    Features Paul Robeson, an actor, athlete, singer and scholar. Film and stage credits of Robeson.

  • SOUNDS. Garland, Phyl // Ebony;Aug1972, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p28 

    The article profiles African American actor Paul Robeson.

  • Paul Robeson: Voice of a Century. Robeson Jr, Paul // Black Collegian;Sep2010, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p40 

    A reprint of the article "Paul Robeson: Voice of a Century," by Paul Robeson Jr., which appeared in the Second Semester 1998 issue of the magazine "The Black Collegian," is presented. The article recognizes the achievements of Robeson as an African American scholar-athlete, concert singer and...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. JOHNSON, HAROLD A.; JONES, HENRINE O.; PAYTON, ETHEL; BARRY, FRANCES; CHURCH, ROBERTA; SANGEL, CHARLES; HUGGINS, MARVIN; SCOTT, VINCENT L.; WARDLAW, PAULINE V.; WILSON, PEPPER; McFARLAND, CALVIN S.; MILLS, BILLY G.; FOLLICK, EDWIN D.; CAMPOS, DALIA; STABLE, DINORAH // Ebony;Jul1959, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p14 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Hollywood's First Negro Movie Star," "African Ballet Upsets New York," and "The Magnificent Monk Of Music," in the May, 1959 issue.

  • U.S. NEGRO ACTORS SCREENED BY SOUTH AFRICA AUTHORITIES.  // Ebony;Jul1951, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p58 

    The article talks about the experiences of three African-American actors while filming in South Africa, reportedly the most prejudiced country in the world. The three actors were screened supposedly to determine any Communistic leanings but the author believes it is to gauge whether or not they...

  • Poitier's dramatic, trailblazing career. Frauenheim, Ed // Workforce Management;6/9/2008 Supplement, p4 

    The article discusses African-American actor Sidney Poitier's life and career. In 1950, Poitier started his screen career with the film "No Way Out." He earned the 1963 Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film "Lilies of the Fields." Poitier also embarked on a career as a director....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics