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Newsome, Carman

Overview
Works: 19 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Race films  Short films  Slapstick comedy films  Independent films  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Religious films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
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 )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 171 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 )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 126 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 86 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 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 and African-American perspective
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-Black school. She grows 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 46 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
Swing! ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 34 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
Swing ( visu )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A musical with plot built around the music which is performed from Alabama to New York (Harlem)
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 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 : Lying Lips ( visu )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Devil's daughter (65 min.): Nina Mae goes to claim her father's plantation in Jamaica. She encounters voodoo and a wicked step-sister
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
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
God's stepchildren ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A bitter drama about a light-skinned African-American orphan who doesn't want to accept her true racial identity. She is forced by her foster mother to attend an all-black school which she greatly resents. She is then sent to a convent for twelve years; after which she is cornered into marrying a dark-skinned man she abhors. After bearing a child of her own, she abandons her husband and decides to "pass" into the white world where she finds further unhappiness. Tragedy ensues
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
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
The girl from Chicago: "A remake of Micheaux's now-lost 1926 silent film The spider's web, The girl from Chicago is another film that explores the cultural rift between the urban and the rural, set in both Harlem and Batesburg, Mississippi. As has become his forte, Micheaux punctuates the dramatic scenes with musical numbers, set both in domestic partlors and the lively The Radium Club"--booklet
African American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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]
Birthright ( visu )
1 edition published in 1939 in No Linguistic Content and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Newsome, Carmen
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English (49)
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