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Preer, Evelyn

Overview
Works: 46 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 990 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Race films  Short films  Comedy films  Slapstick comedy films  Independent films  History  Film adaptations  Experimental films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Evelyn Preer
Publications by Evelyn Preer
Publications by Evelyn Preer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Evelyn Preer
Within Our Gates ( visu )
23 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated African American woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished youths
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 291 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 African American cinema ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
This earliest surviving silent feature directed by an African-American tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A collection of digitally restored feature films, as well as a number of short films, fragments and documentaries, known as 'race films.'
Birmingham Black bottom : the first Black talkies ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Comedies
Vocal blues & jazz. remaining titles (1921-1928) ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Female blues singers, complete recorded works & supplements. (1922-1935) ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Duke Ellington by Duke Ellington( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Anthology of jazz drumming. 1904-1928 ( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Duke Ellington centennial edition. the complete RCA Victor recordings by Duke Ellington( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The African American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Presents early, classic silent films produced by and for African Americans. "Within our gates" is one of the earliest surviving features directed by an African American. It confronts racism through the story of a young African American woman who seeks to raise money for a Southern school for black children from a rich white Northerner. Scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-black rape are thought to be a response to D.W. Griffith's "The birth of a nation." The second work, "The scar of shame" depicts poverty, ambition, and prejudice within the African American community through the tale of a middle-class black composer who marries a woman to rescue her from her lower-class, ghetto life, but comes to despise her lower-class background. "Sissle and Blake" is an early experimental musical short featuring Nobel Sissle singing with Eubie Blake accompanying her on the piano
If you can't hold the man you love by Duke Ellington( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1927 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The works of Duke Ellington by Duke Ellington( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Hot notes : New York ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Duke Ellington 2 ( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sadie Green : (the vamp of New Orleans) by Evelyn Preer( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Thomas Morris. (1926) by Thomas Morris( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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
Duke Ellington : 1924-27 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Choo choo (I gotta hurry home). - Rainy nights (Rainy days). - I'm gonna hang around my sugar. - Trombone Blues. - Georgia Grind. - Parlor Social Stomp. - If you can't hold the man you love. - Animal Crackers. - Li'l farina. - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo. - Birmingham Breakdown. - Immigration Blues. - The creeper. - New Orleans Low-Down. - Song othe cotton field
 
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Alternative Names
Evelyn Preer actrice américaine
Evelyn Preer Amerikaans actrice (1896-1932)
Evelyn Preer amerikansk sångare och skådespelare
Evelyn Preer amerikansk sanger og skuespiller
Evelyn Preer amerikansk songar og skodespelar
Evelyn Preer attrice statunitense
Evelyn Preer pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat
Evelyn Preer US-amerikanische Schauspielerin
Jarvis, Evelyn 1896-1932
Эвелин Прир
Languages
English (47)
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