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Oscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmaker

Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the life and career of a pioneering director from the genre of African-American cinema, discussing his childhood in the homesteading communities of South Dakota, his direction of numerous silent and sound films at a time before black-produced movies could be shown in white theaters, and his lesser-known influence on American black culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McGilligan
ISBN: 0060731397 9780060731397
OCLC Number: 80918210
Description: vii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1884-1900: Metropolis, Illinois --
1900-1904: black Metropolis --
1904-1906: the rosebud --
1906-1908: the one true woman --
1908-1909: a new persona --
1909-1912: hammer blows --
1912-1914: dark days --
1914-1918: the film bug --
1919-1921: a tongue of fire --
1921-1922: Harlem and Roanoke --
1923-1924: the pale of the law --
1925-1927: straws in the wind --
1928-1931: a miracle rebound --
1931-1935: Jews with money --
1936-1940: reaping and sowing --
1941-1947: the wind from nowhere --
1947-1951: ahead of time.
Other Titles: Great and only Oscar Micheaux
Responsibility: Patrick McGilligan.
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Traces the life and career of a pioneering director from the genre of African-American cinema, discussing his childhood in the homesteading communities of South Dakota, his direction of numerous silent and sound films at a time before black-produced movies could be shown in white theaters, and his lesser-known influence on American black culture.

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