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Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies

Author: Clyde TaylorPamela A ThomasBestor CramPearl BowserDavid G McCulloughAll authors
Publisher: [Newton, N.J.] : Shanachie Home Video, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clyde Taylor; Pamela A Thomas; Bestor Cram; Pearl Bowser; David G McCullough; Bruce Johnson; James Avery; Northern Light Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Shanachie Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1566331595 9781566331593
OCLC Number: 31704795
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a segment of: The American experience.
Credits: Cinematography, Bestor Cram, Bruce Johnson; editor, Bruce Johnson; narrator, James Avery.
Performer(s): Host: David McCullough.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: written by Clyde Taylor ; produced by Pamela A. Thomas, Bestor Cram ; directed by Bestor Cram, Pearl Bowser ; a Northern Light Productions film for the American experience ; a production of WGBH Boston.

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Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians.

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