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Newsome, Carman

Overview
Works: 18 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 813 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Race films  Short films  Independent films  Silent films  Slapstick comedy films  Comedy films  Instructional films  Detective and mystery films  Religious films 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Publications about Carman Newsome
Publications by Carman Newsome
Publications by Carman Newsome, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Carman Newsome
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
Lying lips ( visu )
12 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
In this melodrama, a nightclub singer is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt. Her boyfriend and a detective set out to prove she is innocent
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 93 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
The Blood of Jesus by Billy Graham( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Blood of Jesus: Concerns the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back. As she lies dying, her soul goes on a symbolic journey in which it rejects Hell for Zion, Satan for God, at the foot of the cross. When she awakens recovered, the choir of sisters and brothers from the church come in to sing and celebrate the miracle. Offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist life from an African-American perspective
Digital golf school by David Leadbetter( visu )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Ted Gregory is trying to become the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway but his star singer is getting in the way. Can he depend on the wardrobe mistress to help?
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-black school. She grow up and has a hard time fitting in to black society
Moon over Harlem ; Swing ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Swing!: Ted Gregory is trying to become the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway but his star singer is getting in the way. When the singer breaks her leg in an accident, a wardrobe girl for Gregory steps up to fill in for the injured star
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes the films The Girl From Chicago; Ten Minutes to Live; Veiled Aristocrats; and Birthright. Also contains the extras "Veiled Aristocrats" (original trailer) and "Birthright" (theatrical trailer)
The devil's daughter ( visu )
in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Lying lips (60 min.): A nightclub singer is wrongly convicted of murdering her aunt
God's Step Children ; Blood of Jesus ( visu )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The blood of Jesus (60 min.): "Sister Martha Jackson is baptized one Sunday morning and accidentally shot by her husband's hunting rifle in the afternoon. The bullet passes through her chest and lodges itself in the heart of a picture of Jesus, which hangs in her home. Martha must reach redemption as her soul waits at the crossroads of Hell and Zion."--Container
Moon over Harlem plus Swing ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Moon over Harlem: A Harlem widow marries a shady gambler who is after her money and her attractive daughter, Sue. Sue is in love with Bob, an idealist who decides to organize the community against local racketeers and does not realize that his would-be father-in-law Dollar Bill is one of them
The Notorious Elinor Lee ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An aspiring African American boxer gets mixed up in bribery and fight fixing schemes perpetrated by gangster moll Elinor Lee
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Darktown review: "[Micheaux's] most outrageous film is a traditional minstrel show -- an olio of broad comedy and choral interludes. It is an acknowledgement of minstrelsy as a defining tradition of African-American stage performance ... If nothing else, The Darktown revue is an involuable historical document for recording on film the 'Hard shell sermon' routine popularized by turn-of-the-century minstrel performer Amon Davis. But there's something else. True to form, Micheaux's depiction of a minister is not flattering. Davis's comic sermon of gibberish is a scathing satire of charismatic religion, made even more troubling by the fact that it is performed by a black man in blackface. By the same token, one cannot help but wonder if Micheaux was further provoking his audioce by having the uplifting Donald heywood choir open the film with a rendition of Watermelon time"--Booklet
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
African American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Birthright : a story of the Negro and the South ( visu )
1 edition published in 1939 in No Linguistic Content and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about an African American Harvard graduate who returns home to the South and confronts racism
Lying lips ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"When a beautiful singer is brutally murdered, her vengeful boyfriend turns sleuth and investigates to uncover the killer's identity." [box cover note]
 
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Newsome, Carmen
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English (54)
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