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Tucker, Lorenzo

Overview
Works: 27 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 570 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography  Revues  Film adaptations 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: PN1995.9.N4, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lorenzo Tucker
Publications by Lorenzo Tucker
Publications by Lorenzo Tucker, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Lorenzo Tucker
 
Most widely held works by Lorenzo Tucker
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. Eventually, after trying to live the life her family desires for her, Rena renounces trying to pass for white, and is reunited with Frank
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer ( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Oscar Micheaux is remembered for his work as a pioneer producer-director whose films offered a positive image and an alternative for Black people in the 1920's and 1930's. The program is built around the on-camera reminiscences of two performers who appeared in Micheaux films: Bee Freeman, dubbed the "Sepia Mae West" and Lorenzo Tucker, the "Black Valentino."
Underworld ( visu )
6 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is persuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life
Black Hollywood ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
" ... this feature documentary explores the role of black actors, black directors and the black audience in American movies. Remember the early 80s -- hip hop had just been born, break dancing filled clubs and streets and Eddie Murphy and the late great Richard Pryor were the only two black stars making it. In an action-packed showcase of clips and interviews, Diahnne Abbott, Rosalind Cash and Alfre Woodard talk about negative stereotyping. Jim Brown, Vonetta McGee and D'Urville Martin come up with alternative solutions to the one-way street that was "blaxploitation" and discuss new ways of advancing an independent black cinema. There is a rare interview with Lorenzo Tucker, the Black Valentino, about his career with Oscar Micheaux. Joel Fluellen and Vincent Tubbs tell memorable stories of what life was like for the few blacks working in Hollywood in the 50s and 60s (including Dorothy Dandridge). There is a marvelous speech by Sidney Poitier on accepting the Black Hall of Fame 'oscar'. Griffiths' Birth of a Nation is panned. Grandmaster Flash and his 'Message' is the theme tune and the writer Oscar Williams holds the whole show together with his advice to the creative outsider"--Container
Juke joint [and] Reet, petite, and gone ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In "Juke joint," two con men on the road broke find themselves boarding in a house that is more than a little crazy. The mother is star struck and gives them board for training her daughter to be a star. The father is absent minded and the other daughter is many crazy. In "Reet, petite, and gone," a dishonest lawyer tries to do young Louis out of his inheritance by changing his dying fahter's eccentric will. A boyhood sweetheart and a faithful servant save the day
Underworld Dark Manhattan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Underworld: "Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the 'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul's only alibi-- and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row"--Packaging
Lena Horne in The duke is tops A.B. Comatherie in The black king ; Joe Louis in Spirit of youth ; Rosey Grier in The glove ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The glove: Sam Kellog is a worn out bounty hunter in Los Angeles who takes on a job which would pay him $20,000 for tracking down an ex-convict, Victor Hale, who's dressed up in riot gear and is beating prison guards to death with a steel laced glove that was invented by the police and was first used on him. So, it's payback time for Victor, but Sam is determined to find his man and bring him in despite the warnings
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The story of a lawyer who returns home to find that his light- skinned sister is about to marry a dark-skinned man
Black Hollywood the way it was ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Featuring rare archival film clips, this video chronicles the history of African-American cinema from the early 1900's to the early 1980's. It explains the economics of the film business and probes the impact of racism, the Depression, and World War II on film production, distribution, and exhibition
Ruby Sheppard Davis photograph collection by Ruby Davis( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Ruby Sheppard Davis Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of her acting and modeling careers, from the 1950s to the mid-1970s
The black king ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
One of the earliest films to focus on the Back-to-Africa movement and made by an independent white-owned company, it was billed as a satire on the life of Marcus Garvey. The main character, "Charcoal" Johnson, through connivance, becomes the minister/leader of a Logan, Mississippi congregation from which he attempts to extort money for a Back-to-Africa movement. He proclaims himself King of the United States of Africa
Jean Blackwell Hutson portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Views of librarian and former chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson dated approximately between 1935 and 1985. Collection includes portraits of a younger and older Hutson, some studio portraits, some candid. Hutson is also seen in many group portraits at different New York Public Library branch events, conferences (including a conference on publishing at the University of Ife, Nigeria 1973), and receiving awards. In the group portraits Hutson is seen with, among others, Langston Hughes, John Killens, Dr. James E. Allen, Robert F. Wagner, Betty Granger, James E. Hinton and J.A. Rogers. Also included in the collection are photos taken at Hutson's retirement party in 1985 showing her gifts, NYPL president Vavtan Gregorian and some Schomburg Center staff. Two contact sheets show Hutson at the Schomburg Center and arriving somewhere in an airplane. Half, three-quarter and full-length views are included
Negro Actors Guild of America photograph collection by Negro Actors Guild of America( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Kenn Freeman photograph collection by Kenn Freeman( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Veiled aristocrats--trailer] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Samuel Edwin Heyward photograph collection by Sammy Heyward( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
William H. Butler photograph collection by William H Butler( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The William H. Butler Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of his professional career as a conductor and arranger, and his role as a public figure, from the 1930s to the late 1960s
[Veiled aristocrats--excerpts] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. At a nightclub, a woman says she will tell the story of the Waldens, and a waitress sings a song with piano accompaniment
American Negro Theatre Alumni photograph collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The American Negro Theatre Alumni Photograph Collection was assembled by the American Negro Theater (ANT) Alumni Committee as part of a fundraising campaign which led to the renovation of ANT's original home in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Materials documenting the history of ANT were gathered for an exhibition to mark the theater's 1991 re-dedication. After the exhibition, nine former ANT members donated their photographs to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The collection documents various ANT productions and other activities, as well as the later career pursuits of some former ANT members after the group's demise in the early 1950s. The collection consists mainly of publicity portraits, production stills and candid shots of theatrical, political and social events. Most images are from the 1940s and 1950s with some shots taken through the early 1980s. The collection does not reflect the majority of personalities and productions associated with ANT, nor does document the donors' personal lives. Some images are unidentified. The collection is organized into nine series, representing the material given by the nine donors
Black Hollywood, the way it was the secret history of Blacks in films ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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