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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era
Bowser, Pearl, 1931-
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxx, 353 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University.
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.

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