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documentary films
selected movie music

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selected films & TV

This webpage was built without racist beliefs or intent. You will notice that anything
seeming to be racist herein was filmed or written by others 50 to 100 years ago.



Afro-American  Actors  &  Actresses

List of African-American Actors (and Actresses) at Wikipedia

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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson  [1905-77]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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James Baskett  [1904-48]
Both Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney lobbied for an Adademy Award for James Baskett; he received an Honorary Oscar in 1948. Baskett was a longtime stage & movie actor
based in Harlem (New York City) who is most famous for his role as Uncle Remus in Disney's "Song of The South" [1946].
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baskett

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Josephine Baker  [1906-75]
browse Josephine Baker on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

official Josephine Baker website

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Louise Beavers  [1902-62]
browse Louise Beavers on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

star of the 'Beulah' TV series

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singer-actor  Harry Belafonte
browse Harry Belafonte on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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actress  Halle Berry
browse Halle Berry on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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athlete-actor  Jim Brown
browse Jim Brown on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Roscoe Lee Browne  [1925-2007]
browse Roscoe Lee Browne on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Don Cheadle
browse Don Cheadle on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Devil In A Blue Dress" [1995]
"Bulworth" [1998]
"Ocean's Eleven" [2001]
"Ocean's Twelve" [2004]
"Hotel Rwanda" [2004]
"Crash" [2004]
"Ocean's Thirteen" [2007]

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Nat 'King' Cole [1919-65]
browse Nat 'King' Cole on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Nat King Cole Society [est. 1994]

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comedian Bill Cosby
browse Bill Cosby on DVD • official site • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

"Bill Cosby: Himself" concert film [1984]

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Scatman Crothers [1910-86]

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singer-actress  Dorothy Dandridge  [1922-65]
browse Dorothy Dandridge on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actor-director  Ossie Davis  [1917-2005]
browse Ossie Davis on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

was married for 56 years to

Ruby Dee
browse Ruby Dee on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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entertainer  Sammy Davis, Jr.  [1925-90]

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entertainer  Viola Davis

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actor-director  Ivan Dixon  [1931-2008]
browse Ivan Dixon on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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entertainer  James Edwards  []

"James Edwards: African American Hollywood Icon" [Dec 2009] by Pamala Suzette Deane
http://www.amazon.com/James-Edwards-American-Hollywood-Paperback/dp/0786444150/

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Stepin Fetchit {real name Lincoln Perry}  [1902-85]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Stepin Fetchit / Lincoln Perry biography by Mel Watkins  
"Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry" [2005]
by Mel Watkins

Vintage pb [11/2006] for $15.95
Pantheon 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2005] out of print/many used
Tragedy Of Stepin Fetchit biography by Champ Clark  "Shuffling To Ignominy: The Tragedy Of Stepin Fetchit" [2005]
by Champ Clark

iUniverse 8¾x5¾ pb [9/2005] for $14.95
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Laurence Fishburne
browse Laurence Fishburne on DVD • official website IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Morgan Freeman
browse Morgan Freeman on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Danny Glover
browse Danny Glover on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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entertainer  Whoopi Goldberg
browse Whoopi Goldberg on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

PS's Whoopi Goldberg fansite

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Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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Louis Gossett, Jr.
browse Louis Gossett, Jr. on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Pam Grier
browse Pam Grier on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Moses Gunn  [1929-93]
browse Moses Gunn on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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musician-actor  Isaac Hayes  [1942-2008]
browse Isaac Hayes on DVD • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Gregory Hines  [1946-2003]
browse Gregory Hines on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Robert Hooks
IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

his son, actor-director  Kevin Hooks
browse Kevin Hooks on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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singer & actress  Lena Horne [1917-2010]
browse Lena Horne on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Mitali's Lena Horne fansite

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actor  Djimon Hounsou
browse Djimon Hounsou on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Samuel L. Jackson
browse Samuel L. Jackson on DVD • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

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actor-singer  Herb Jeffries [b. 1913]
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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James Earl Jones
browse James Earl Jones on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Regina King

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Yaphet Kotto
browse Yaphet Kotto on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Jackie 'Moms' Mabley  [1894-1975]
IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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William Marshall  [1924-2003]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for radio  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movies  first black performer to win an Oscar, for "Gone With The Wind" [1939]    actress  Hattie McDaniel  [1895-1952]
browse Hattie McDaniel on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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largely-forgotten actor Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry [?-??]
IMDb listing [1924-28] • no listing at Wikipedia

"Pocahontas and John Smith" silent short [Universal Pictures Hysterical History Comedies Oct 1924] /tt0323661/
Co-produced, written & directed by Bryan Foy; starring Lola Todd, C.L. Sherwood & Curtis McHenry

"Robinson Crusoe" silent short [Universal Pictures Hysterical History Comedies Oct 1924] /tt0323822/
Co-produced, written & directed by Bryan Foy; starring Lola Todd, C.L. Sherwood & Curtis McHenry {as Friday}

"Stop, Look, and Listen" silent short [Pathé Exchange Jan 1926] /tt0017433/
Produced, co-written & directed by and starring Larry Semon; also starring Dorothy Dwan, Mary Carr, William Gillespie,
Lionel Belmore, B.F. Blinn, Bull Montana, Oliver Hardy {also asst. director}, Curtis McHenry & Josef Swickard

"The Lyin' Tamer" silent short [Fox Oct 1926] /tt0492274/

"The Great K & A Train Robbery" silent Western feature [Fox Oct 1926] /tt0016939/
Starring Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Will Walling, Harry Gripp, Carl Miller, Edward Peil Sr., Curtis McHenry,
John Wayne {as an extra} & Tony the Horse

"Isle of Sunken Gold" 10-chapter silent South Seas serial [Mascot Pictures Sept 1927] /tt0018032/
Starring Bruce Gordon, Anita Stewart, Duke Kahanamoku, Evangeline Russell, Curtis McHenry & Jack P. Pierce

"Goofy Ghosts" silent short [Paramount Pictures April 1928] /tt0253107/

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singer-actress Lonette McKee
http://www.lonettemckee.com/

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Nina Mae McKinney  'The Black Garbo'  [1913-67]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Nina Mae McKinney fansite

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Butterfly McQueen [1911-95]
browse Butterfly McQueen on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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comic actor  Mantan Moreland  [1902-73]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

portrayed the driver-sidekick in 14 Charlie Chan movies, 1944-49
JM's Mantan Moreland fansite

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Eddie Murphy
browse Eddie Murphy on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

JG's fansite in U.K.

"48 Hrs. [1982]
"Beverly Hills Cop [1984]
"Beverly Hills Cop II [1987]
"Another 48 Hrs. [1990]
"Beverly Hills Cop III [1994]
"The Nutty Professor [1996]
"Nutty Professor II: The Klumps [2000]

"Beverly Hills Cop" [Sony TV/CBS-TV - in production 2013]  
Announced 2/2013: Funnyman Kevin Pollak is hired for the pilot, which centers on Axel Foley’s police-officer son, Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson), who
goes after criminal elements of the rich & famous in Beverly Hills while trying to escape his famous father’s shadow • latest info at IMDb

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Nicholas Brothers

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actor  Brock Peters  [1927-2005]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actor, for "Lilies of The Field" [1963]  won Honorary Oscar in 2002    actor  Sidney Poitier
browse Sidney Poitier on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

Sidney Poitier Film Festival [March 2012 = #1] in The Bahamas

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  singer-actor  Paul Robeson  [1898-1976]
browse Paul Robeson on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist, 1952-56

Paul Robeson Tribute DVD

"Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, Interviews, 1918–1974" []
"Paul Robeson: A Biography" [] by Martin B. Duberman

"Body and Soul" [1925 silent] starring Paul Robeson, directed by Oscar Micheaux
"Song of Freedom" musical [1936] with Paul Robeson
"Big Fella" musical [1937] with Paul Robeson

"Native Land"  [Frontier Films May 1942]
Native Land pro-labor documentary narrated by Paul Robeson  Dramatized pro-labor documentary, based on the La Follette Committee's 1936-41 investigation into repression of labor organizing Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by [blacklistee] Leo Hurwitz & later-expatriot Paul Strand; co-written by Ben Maddow; narrated by Afro-American [blacklistee] Paul Robeson; actors include [blacklistee] Howard Da Silva, Mary George, Fred Johnson, John Marley & Robert Strauss
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Kino Intl. b&w VHS [3/94] out of prodn/used
available on DVD on the Paul Robeson disk set (8 movies, many extras)
Criterion Collection b&w DVD set [2/2007] 4 disks for $42.84

"Robeson" biopic [Four Stars Intl. 2014?]  
Announced 2/2013: South African director Darrell Roodt is hired for the Paul Robeson biopic; David Harewood has signed up to star;
to be produced by Greg Carter & Richard Akel, from a script by Akel and Terry Bisson • latest info at IMDb

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dancer-actor  Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson  [1878-1949]
browse Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Richard Roundtree  {'Shaft'}
browse Richard Roundtree on DVD • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

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Will Smith
browse Will Smith on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed Top Ten Star 2008

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Wesley Snipes
browse Wesley Snipes on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

JM's Wesley Snipes fansite

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actor-stuntman  Woody Strode  [1914-94]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Black Jesus" [1971] feature film starring Woody Strode
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005U12B

Goal Dust autobiography by Woody Strode  
"Goal Dust: The Warm & Candid Memoirs of A Pioneer
Black Athlete & Actor" autobiography [1990]
by Woody Strode & Sam Young

Madison Books 9x6 hardcover [6/90] out of print/used
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Lorenzo Tucker  'The Black Valentino'  [1907-86]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Black Valentino Stage & Screen Career of Lorenzo Tucker book by Richard Grupenhoff  
"The Black Valentino: The Stage & Screen Career
of Lorenzo Tucker" [1988]
by Richard Grupenhoff

Scarecrow Press 9x6½ hardcover [3/88] out of print/used
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Glynn Turman
browse Glynn Turman on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  actress  Cicely Tyson
browse Cicely Tyson on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Denzel Washington
browse Denzel Washington on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

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actress Kerry Washington
very busy in 2012; won 3 NAACP Image Awards 2/2013

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Ethel Waters  [1900-77]
browse Ethel Waters on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Carl Weathers
browse Carl Weathers on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

best known for his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the 'Rocky' movies

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actor-director  Forrest Whitaker
browse Forrest Whitaker on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

new bio "Heat wave" [] by Donald Bogle

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Billy Dee Williams
browse Billy Dee Williams on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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athlete-actor  Fred Williamson
browse Fred Williamson on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

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Paul Winfield  [1939-2004]
browse Paul Winfield on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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entertainment mogul  Oprah Winfrey
browse Oprah Winfrey on DVD • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
P.B.S. 'Makers Profiles' short videos of Oprah Winfrey




Documentary  Films

"The Negro Soldier" 1944 War Department propaganda film  "The Negro Soldier" [U.S. War Dept. April 1944]
43-minute short film documenting the contributions of Afro-Americans to America's victory in World War II — straight-forward propaganda for the recruitment of Negro soldiers Produced by Col. Frank Capra; directed by Capt. Stuart Heisler; script by Carlton Moss; starring Clarence Brooks, Lt. Norman Ford, Carlton Moss, Sgt. Clyde Turner & Bertha Woolford
Sony b&w VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Hollywood Select Video b&w VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
not available on DVD; full credits from IMDb
That's Black Entertainment documentary feature directed by G. William Jones & William Greaves  "That's Black Entertainment" [Skyline Ent. 1990]
Covers 'race' movies & stars from 1929 to 1957 Co-produced, written & co-directed by G. William Jones; co-directed & hosted by William Greaves
NOTE: this is not the same film as the 3-part Starz show of 2002 {above}
On Deck Home Ent. VHS [11/99] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Midnight Ramble / Oscar Micheaux documentary  "Midnight Ramble: The Story of The Black Film Industry"
[P.B.S./American Experience TV documentary aired Oct 1994]

Co-produced & co-directed by Bestor Cram; co-directed by Pearl Bowser; narrated by James Avery; largely about pioneer Oscar Micheaux [1884-1951]
Shanachie Video color VHS [2/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Black Experience in Hollywood docufilm  "Small Steps - Big Strides: The Black Experience In Hollywood"
[A.M.C. TV special Feb 1998]

Directed by Velma Cato; hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr.; featuring Harry Belafonte, Donald Bogle, Diahann Carroll, Dorothy Dandridge, Ruby Dee, Stepin Fetchit, Gregory Hines, Lena Horne, James Earl Jones, the Nicholas Brothers, Paul Robeson, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Bobby Short, and Ethel Waters; with film clips from "Stormy Weather" [1943], "Pinky" [1949], "No Way Out" [1950], "Carmen Jones" [1954], and "The Great White Hope" [1970]
Image Ent. color DVD [1/2006] for $12.99
Fox color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

It's Black Entertainment TV special on Showtime  "It's Black Entertainment" TV special [Showtime 2001]
Featured artists include Cab Calloway, Sammy Davis Jr., Snoop Dogg, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Ice T, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Little Richard, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Diana Ross & Russell Simmons Directed by Stan Lathan; hosted by Vanessa Williams
Showtime Ent. color DVD [7/2001] for $9.98
Showtime Ent. color VHS [7/2001] for $9.48
full credits from IMDb
That's Black Entertainment documentary feature directed by Walid Khaldi  "That's Black Entertainment" documentary [Starz! 2002]
S'more Ent. color/b&w DVD set [1/2007] 3 disks for $9.99
A three-part original documentary series celebrating legendary black actors, comedians & Westerns; broadcast on Starz! in 2002 as three episodes: "Actors", "Comedians", and "Westerns" Directed by Walid Khaldi, written by Sean Whitley; hosted by Mario Van Peebles
NOTE: this is not the same as the independent Skyline docufilm of 1990 {below}
Black Southern Cinema docufilm directed by Tom Thurman  "Movies of Color: Black Southern Cinema" documentary [2002]
Documentary directed by Tom Thurman about early 'race' movies in America; not listed at IMDb; DVD also includes two films by director Spencer Williams [1889-1965]: "The Blood of Jesus" [1941] & "Go Down Death" [1944]
Winstar color DVD [2/2003] out of prodn/scarce
Winstar color VHS [2/2003] out of prodn/scarce
Baadasssss Cinema 70's Blaxploitation Films I.F.C. TV documentary  "Baadasssss Cinema: A Bold Look At 70s Blaxploitation Films"
hour-long TV documentary [I.F.C./Minerva Aug 2002]

Directed by Isaac Julien; featuring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Melvin Van Peebles & Fred Williamson, with archive footage of Jim Brown, Tamara Dobson, Isaac Hayes, Max Julien, Yaphet Kotto, Curtis Mayfield, Ron O'Neal, Gordon Parks & Richard Roundtree
New Video Group color DVD [1/2003] for $22.49
New Video Group color VHS [1/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

A Century of Black Cinema 2003 video release  "A Century of Black Cinema" [video release 2003]
These two one-hour specials feature Jim Brown, Nat King Cole, Bill Cosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Louis Gossett Jr., Lena Horne, James Earl Jones, Spike Lee, Oscar Micheaux, Eddie Murphy, Fayard Nicholas, Mantan Moreland, Clarence Muse, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Paul Robeson, and Denzel Washington; with clips from the 'Our Gang' comedy shorts, "Porgy and Bess" [1935], "Gone With The Wind" [1939], "Lilies of The Field"
[1963], "Cotton Comes To Harlem" [1970], "Waiting To Exhale" [1995], and much more

Directed by Ted Newsom
Passport b&w/color DVD [6/2003] for $13.49
credits at IMDb

In the Shadow of Hollywood docufilm directed by Brad Osborne  "In The Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies & The Birth of Black Cinema"
[A.M.S. Pictures Sept 2007]

video documentary written & directed by Brad Osborne; narrated by Lawrence Varnado
A.M.S. color DVD [11/2007] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
CNN Presents: Black in America documentary special   "C.N.N. Presents: Black In America" [C.N.N. July 2008]
160-minute documentary special hosted by Soledad O'Brien
C.N.N. color DVD-R [11/2008] for $29.95
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
"C.N.N. Presents: Black In America 2" [C.N.N. July 2009]
120-minute documentary special hosted by Soledad O'Brien
C.N.N. color DVD-R [11/2009] for $29.95
credits at IMDb • official movie site

Black Hollywood 2009 documentary film  "Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing An Independent Black Cinema" [2009]
75-minute documentary film featuring Diahnne Abbott, Jim Brown, Rosalind Cash, pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, 'black Valentino' Lorenzo Tucker & Alfre Woodard
no entry found at at IMDb
Screen Edge color/b&w DVD [5/2009] for $13.49

"The Black List"
The Black List documentary Part 1 from HBO  
The Black List documentary Part 2 from HBO  
Part 1 [H.B.O. 2008]
interviews by journalist Elvis Mitchell with 22 successful Afro-Americans, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Louis Gossett Jr., Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, Susan Rice, Chris Rock, Al Sharpton, Russell Simmons, Slash & Keenen Ivory Wayans Co-produced & directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; won an Image Award for Outstanding Documentary
Indican Pictures color DVD [1/2009] for $6.99
full credits at IMDb
Part 2 [H.B.O. Feb 2009]
90 minutes of interviews by journalist Elvis Mitchell with successful Afro-Americans, including Angela Davis, Suzanne De Passe, Laurence Fishburne, Deval Patrick, Tyler Perry, Charley Pride, Patrick Robinson, Maya Rudolph, R.Z.A. & Melvin Van Peebles Co-produced & directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Indican Pictures color DVD [9/2010] for $6.99
full credits at IMDb
Part 3 [H.B.O. Feb 2010]
90 minutes of interviews by journalist Elvis Mitchell with successful Afro-Americans, including Lee Daniels, Whoopi Goldberg, Beverly Johnson & Debra Lee Co-produced & directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
The Black List companion book by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Elvis Mitchell  
companion book {to Part 1} [2008]
by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Elvis Mitchell

text of interviews with 25 successful Afro-Americans
Atria Books 11x8½ hardcover [9/2008] out of print/many used



Movie  Collections

African American Cinema on DVD catalog at Amazon

African American Cinema Bestsellers on DVD at Amazon

Treasures of Black Cinema DVD box set  "Treasures of Black Cinema" DVD box set [2006]
Image Ent. color DVD set [1/2006] for $13.49
Hosted by Richard Roundtree {'Shaft'}; includes Herb Jeffries in "The Bronze Buckaroo" [S.A.E. 1939]; "The Devil's Daughter" [S.A.E. 1939] starring Nina Mae McKinney; "Gang War" [1940]; and "Up In The Air" [Monogram 1940] starring Mantan Moreland & Frankie Darro
Early Black Entertainment collection on DVD  "Early Black Entertainment In Film" DVD Box Set [2008]
St. Clair Vision b&w DVD set [1/2008] 3 disks for $9.98
includes "Swing!" [1938 musical] by Oscar Micheaux; "The Duke Is Tops" [1938 musical] starring Ralph Cooper & Lena Horne; "Two-Gun Man From Harlem" [1938] starring Herb Jeffries; "God's Step Children"
[1938] by Oscar Micheaux; "Moon Over Harlem" [1939]; "The Bronze Buckaroo" [1939] with Herb Jeffries & Spencer Williams; "Harlem Rides The Range" [1939] with Herb Jeffries & Spencer Williams; "The Blood of Jesus" [1941] by Spencer Williams; "Beware" [1946 musical] starring Louis Jordan; "Look Out Sister" [1947 musical Western] by Louis Jordan; "Boy! What A Girl" [1947 musical]; "Hi-De-Ho" [1947 musical] starring Cab Calloway; plus poster gallery, photo gallery & vintage radio show

'Race Movies'  DVD  Box  Sets [2004]
Race Movies DVD 4 movies directed by Oscar Micheaux & Spencer Williams  Set A includes "The Girl From Chicago" [1930] written & directed by Oscar Micheaux; "Lying Lips" [1939] written & directed by Oscar Micheaux; "Son of Ingagi" [1940] written by & co‑starring Spencer Williams; and "The Girl In Room 20" [1946] directed by & starring Spencer Williams, co‑starring Geraldine Brock
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [12/2004] for $4.98
Race Movies DVD 4 movies  Set B includes "Harlem Rides The Range" [1939] co-written by & co-starring Spencer Williams, co‑starring Herb Jeffries; "Moon Over Harlem" [1939] directed by Edgar G. Ulmer; "Big Timers"
[1945 musical short] black-cast version of Frank Capra's "Lady For A Day" [1933]; and "Dirty Gertie From Harlem, USA" [1946] directed by Spencer Williams, starring Francine Everett

Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [1/2004] for $4.98
Race Movies DVD 4 movies  Set C includes "The Black King" [1932] starring A.B. DeComathiere & Vivianne Baber; "The Duke Is Tops" [1938 musical] starring Ralph Cooper & Lena Horne; "Spirit Of Youth" [1938] starring Joe Louis & Mantan Moreland; and "The Glove" [color 1973] starring John Saxon & Roosevelt 'Rosey' Grier
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w/color DVD [12/2004] for $4.98
Race Movies DVD 4 movies starring Louis Jordan & Cab Calloway  Set D includes "The Devil's Daughter" [1939] starring Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida James & Hamtree Harrington; "Beware!" [1946] starring Louis Jordan & his band; "Hi-De-Ho" [1947] starring Cab Calloway & his band; and "Reet, Petite, and Gone" [1947] starring Louis Jordan & his band
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [1/2004] for $4.98

"Pioneers of African American Cinema" [2016]  7/2016
Pioneers of Afro-American Cinema 5-disk DVD box set  "A monumental five-disk collection"
Kino Lorber Blu-ray set [7/2016] 5 disks for $63.29
Kino Lorber DVD set [7/2016] 5 disks for $52.92
contains nine short films, 16 feature films, and two fragments (plus bonus material): "Two Knights of Vaudeville" silent short [1915]; "Mercy, The Mummy Mumbled" silent short [June 1918]; "A Reckless Rover" silent short [June 1918]; "Within Our Gates" silent feature by Oscar Micheaux [Jan 1920]; "The Symbol of The Unconquered: A Story of The K.K.K." silent feature by Oscar Micheaux [Nov 1920]; "By Right of Birth" fragment [Oct 1921]; "Regeneration" fragment [Dec 1923]; "Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies, 1924-26" silent short [2016] filmed in Oklahoma; "Body and Soul" silent feature by Oscar Micheaux starring Paul Robeson [Nov 1925] with original title cards; "The Flying Ace" silent feature [1926]; "Ten Nights In A Bar Room" silent feature [Dec 1926]; "The Scar of Shame" silent feature [1927]; "Eleven P.M." silent feature [1928]; "Hellbound Train" silent feature [1930]; "Hot Biskits" short by Spencer Williams [1931] not on IMDb; "The Exile" feature by Oscar Micheaux [May 1931]; "The Darktown Revue" short by Oscar Micheaux [1931]; "The Girl From Chicago" feature by Oscar Micheaux [1932]; "Veiled Aristocrats" feature by Oscar Micheaux [Feb 1932]; "Ten Minutes To Live" feature by Oscar Micheaux [March 1932]; "Verdict Not Guilty" short [1934]; "Heaven-Bound Travelers" short [1935] not on IMDb; "We Work Again" WPA docufilm [1937]; "Birthright" feature by Oscar Micheaux [1938]; "The Bronze Buckaroo" starring Herb Jeffries [1939]; "The Blood of Jesus" feature by Spencer Williams [April 1941]; "Dirty Gertie From Harlem, U.S.A." feature by Spencer Williams [1946]; bonus material includes "An Introduction" (7 minutes), "About The Restoration" (8 minutes); three Zora Neale Hurston shorts; 8 other short docufilms; and an 80-page booklet   { † signifies on Blu-ray only }



Selected  Movie  Music

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Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes  "Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack" [1971]
Composed & performed by Isaac Hayes

Stax soundtrack CD [11/91] 15 tracks for $10.99
Super Bad Music From '70s Black Cinema  "Super Bad On Celluloid: Music From '70s Black Cinema" [1998]
artists include Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, The Four Tops, George Benson, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Mandrill, Marvin Gaye, Melvin Van Peebles, Willie Hutch & others
Hip-O Records audio CD [6/98] 14 tracks - out of prodn/used
M.G.M. Soul Cinema  "M.G.M. Soul Cinema" [2002]
Volume 1: music from "Across 110th Street", "Black Caesar", "Blacula", "Call Me Mister Tibbs!", "Coffy", "Cooley High", "Cotton Comes To Harlem", "In The Heat of The Night", "Sheba Baby", "Truck Turner" & others
M.G.M./Beyond audio CD [1/2002] 13 tracks - out of prodn/used
Volume 2: music from "Across 110th Street", "Black Caesar", "Blacula", "Coffy", "Cornbread, Earl and Me", "Cotton Comes To Harlem", "Foxy Brown", "Friday Foster", "Truck Turner" & others
M.G.M./Beyond audio CD [1/2002] 13 tracks - out of prodn/used

Music Inspired By BaadAsssss Cinema soundtrack album   "Music Inspired By BaadAsssss Cinema: The Sounds of Blaxploitation" [2002]
artists include James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, B.T. Express, Edwin Starr, War, and Earth, Wind & Fire
T.V.T. soundtrack CD [8/2002] 13 tracks for $14.98
MP3 album [undated] 13 tracks for $9.99
The Best of Blaxploitation CD box set   "The Best of Blaxploitation" CD box set [2006]
artists include James Brown, Kool & The Gang, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Ike & Tina Turner, Pee Wee Ellis, and The Meters
Metro Music import [4/2006] 45 tracks on 3 disks for $20.97



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