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Van Peebles, Melvin 1932-

Overview
Works: 196 works in 387 publications in 4 languages and 7,522 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Fiction  Film adaptations  History  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Composer, Director, Producer, Interviewee, Performer, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Adapter, Scenarist, Singer, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Melvin Van Peebles
Publications by Melvin Van Peebles
Most widely held works by Melvin Van Peebles
Peeples ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he's not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences
Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song ( visu )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
A young hustler's aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops
Panther : a novel by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The author tells the story of the Black Panther movement in the 1960's and 1970's
The true American : a folk fable by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Taking care of terrific ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
14-year-old Enid Crowley hates her name and everything about her boring life. This all changes when she becomes a full-time babysitter to a sheltered little boy
Watermelon man ( visu )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A comedy concerning a bigoted white man who is permanently turned black and must now contend with a shocked wife, his kids, angry neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seat on the bus
A bear for the FBI by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Satchmo Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
Stephen King's The shining ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 294 libraries worldwide
A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts of its evil past
Bold money : a new way to play the options market by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Aint supposed to die a natural death by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Africa to America to Paris the migration of black writers ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes who immigrated to Paris seeking greater intellectual freedom. Includes remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works
Satchmo Louis Armstrong by Gary Giddins( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
Don't play us cheap; a Harlem party by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song ( visu )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"Story of a young hustler whose aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Seized with anger Sweetback takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run"--Container
Classified X ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Examines the treatment of black characters throughout the history of American cinema, using examples from classic films beginning with footage by Thomas Edison in 1903 to the present, tracing how Hollywood has aided and abetted the public perception of the African-American. From its earliest days, Hollywood reflected society's fear of blacks and countered with wish-fulfilling images of African-Americans as servile, ignorant, superstitious, or untrustworthy
How to eat your watermelon in white company (and enjoy it) ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A tale of how a young black kid from Chicago, Melvin Van Peebles, ended up making one of the most controversial movies in American history, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, the film that sparked the Blaxploitation era in Hollywood
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song : a guerilla filmmaking manifesto by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Story of a three day pass ( visu )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Tale of an African American soldier stationed in Europe and the racism he encounters from his fellow soldiers following his idyllic three-day affair with a young French woman
Panther by Mario Van Peebles( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the clash between the Black Panthers, led by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, and the FBI, in Oakland, California in 1968
 
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Alternative Names
M.Van Peebles
Peebles, Melvin Van
Peebles, Melvin van, 1932-
Van Peebles, Melvin
VanPeebles, Melvin 1932-
Languages
English (133)
French (4)
German (3)
Spanish (1)
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