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Bowman, Laura 1881-1957

Overview
Works: 26 works in 56 publications in 3 languages and 662 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Race films  Short films  Slapstick comedy films  Silent films  Independent films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Music  Folklore 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, Instrumentalist, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 812.5
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Laura Bowman
Publications by Laura Bowman
Publications by Laura Bowman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Laura Bowman
 
Most widely held works by Laura Bowman
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
The girl in room 20 ; Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
(Girl in room 20) A girl goes to New York to make her way as a singer. Befriended by Joe, a kind hearted taxi driver, she finally gets a job singing only to be pursued by a slick club manager who just happens to also be married. Joe calls her boyfriend back home and he comes running to save the girl. (Son of Ingagi) An ape man steals a bride and whisks her to his lab. (Girl from Chicago) An undercover government agent on a case in Mississippi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
10 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 80 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
Black Europe by Jeffrey P Green( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Fully indexed and lavishly illustrated with over 2000 images, mostly in colour, Black Europe includes biographies of hundreds of individuals - politicians, performers, actors and entertainers - from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe who were active in Europe. Their biographies are illustrated with a treasure trove of documents, official photos and family pictures, as well as contemporary sheet music, concert posters and promotional flyers and postcards. The majority of the rare sound recordings included with the book are made available for the first time in a modern format, and will provide fresh insights into black entertainment, the prehistory of jazz, the colonial era, and African languages and cultures. Original recording sheets and hundreds of pictures showing cylinders and gramophone record labels illustrate the beginnings of the 20th century record business--Supplied by publisher
Ten minutes to live ( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine only "ten minutes to live." The heroine sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub. Much nightclub business as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine
Murder in Harlem ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A black night watchman in a chemical factory finds the body of a young white woman in the basement. Blamed for the murder the man is tried but during the trial the real killer is unmasked
The voice of Haiti: original native ceremonial songs, voodoo chants, drum beats, stories of traditions, etc., of the Haitian people by Laura Bowman( score )
5 editions published in 1938 in 4 languages and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Son of Ingagi ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Williams is an ape man who steals a bride and whisks her to his lab
Miracle in Harlem ; Ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Ten minutes to live: While singers, dancers and comedians entertain in a crowded nightclub, a beautiful girl in the audience receives a note that she has "ten minutes to live." She is not the only one in danger as blood will be spilled before the last curtain falls
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Naomi, a light-skinned African American child, is deserted by her mother and cared for by a kindly widow. When she is sent to an all-Black school, Naomi's lifelong battle with race identity begins
Over there! : sounds and images of Black Europe ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan( Book )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Howard Theatre, B.F. Kutcher and Harry Wagstaff Gribble present "Anna Lucasta," a comedy by Philip Yordan
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Within our gates: “Within our gates is the earliest surviving feature film by an African-American director. It was Oscar Micheaux’s second film (after 1919’s The homesteader, now lost), and involves an idealistic young woman named Sylvia Landry (Evelyn Preer, one of the first great stars of the race film), who attempts to raise money for an elementary school to serve the black community (a premise that would be echoed in Micheaux’s Birthright [1938]). In the course of navigating the racial politics of both the black and white communities, Sylvia’s past is revealed in a series of flashbacks that contain the film’s most notorious sequence: the lynching of her parents by a white mob. Micheaux’s staging of the scene is startling in its bluntness and speaks volumes about the director’s fearlessness and willingness to address taboo subject matter. The film touches up on other themes that would recur throughout the controversial filmmaker’s career, such as the promise of rural life vs. the corruptive influence of the city, and the use of religion as a means of misleading the black community”—booklet. flying ace: “Unlike his 1923 film Regeneration, Richard Norman’s The flying ace exists in its enterety, and the image quality is stunning. A rural crime drama revolving around a pair of rival aviators, The flying ace illuminates the fact that many films made for African-American audiences were less concerned with race than with making popular entertainment in the traditional Hollywood style…. Filmed in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida,The flying ace is a unique aviation melodrama in that no airplanes actually leave the ground (the spectacular flight scenes being performed on terra firma, in front of neutral backdrops). Norman divided the film into four chapters, so that exhibitors could show the film as a feature or as a four-episode serial. The film is buoyed by the presence of Norman Studios regular Steve “Peg” Reynolds as the hero’s one-legged sidekick…, who in one momorable scene rides a bicycle while firing a rifle built into the shaft of his crutch”--booklet
Black Europe ( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
King of Kong Island and other ape flicks ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Contains three classic gorilla/ape movies
Achievement: the life of Laura Bowman by Le Roi Antoine( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Oscar Micheaux's Ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine who sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub only "ten minutes to live." There is much nightclub entertainment as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine
[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
 
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Laura Bowman African-American stage, radio, and film actress
Laura Bowman US-amerikanische Bühnenschauspielerin
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