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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era

Author: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Oscar Micheaux-the most prolific African-American filmmaker to date and a filmmakinggiant of the silent period-has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred controversy in his time as he confronted issues such as lynching, miscegenation, peonage and white supremacy, passing, and corruption among black clergymen. He emphasized the importance of education and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oscar Micheaux and his circle.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 0253339944 9780253339942 025321484X 9780253214843
OCLC Number: 46385904
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University.
Description: xxx, 353 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor --
The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film / based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser, A.J. Jafa --
From shadows n shufflin' to spotlights and cinema: the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson --
The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester --
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates / Michele Wallace --
Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines --
Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser --
Black patriarch on the prairie : national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown --
Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey Creekmur --
Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis Klotman --
Colored Players Film Corporation / Charles Musser --
Lost, then found : the wedding scene from The scar of shame (1929) / Pearl Bowser --
Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser --
Cinematic foremothers : Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist / Gloria J. Gibson --
Appendix A, The reemergence of Oscar Micheaux : a timeline and bibliographic essay / J. Ronald Green --
Appendix B, an Oscar Micheaux filmography : from the silents through his transition to sound (1919-1931) / compiled by Charles Musser, Corey Creekmur, Pearl Bowser, Charlene Regester, Ron Green, and Louise Spence --
Appendix C, A Colored Players Film Corporation Filmography / compiled by Charles Musser --
Appendix D, Norman Film Manufacturing Company : production and theatrical release dates for all-black-cast films / compiled by Phyllis Klotman.
Responsibility: Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators.
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Examines the silent race films of Oscar Micheaux and his contemporaries.  Read more...


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"An extremely valuable contribution to the history of African American art." Toni Morrison

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