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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Birthright (1924) [Lost Film]


The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sat, Nov 15, 1924 · Page 11
The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
Sun, Jul 27, 1924 · Page 28
The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
Wed, Jul 30, 1924 · Page 14

The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sat, Nov 15, 1924 · Page 11
The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sat, Dec 13, 1924 · Page 10
Starring:
He was a graduate of Harvard and so far above her in all intellectual things until she decided that it was useless to try to come to him. She told him she was immoral, therefore unfit, so he went away from her. But she was ambitious, she wanted to be somebody, but the Negros told her she wasn't nothin' — just a "yallah, stuck-up, fly-by-night hussy" — and accused her of all kinds of things. She struggled, but how could a poor girl be anything in the face of such circumstances? Fate seemed to be against her; the more she tried to struggle up, the further she was pushed backed into the grime and squalor of Niggertown. Then she was arrested for grand larceny — but was she guilty? Or was it because she refused to deliver her virtue — her body — to the seducer? 
*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***

Monday, May 20, 2019

All Ruzzit Buzzit (1945, Soundie)











Starring:
  • Dallas Bartley and his Band


Storyline
Soundie featuring Dallas Bartley and his Band performing "All Ruzzit Buzzit."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Paris Blues (1961)

















































Starring:

Storyline
Despite being far from home, American jazz musicians Ram Bowen (Paul Newman) and Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier) are content living and working in Paris. Ram knows it's the best place for him to develop his musical reputation, and Eddie is far away from the racism that once greeted him on a regular basis. But after meeting and falling in love with American tourists Lillian (Joanne Woodward) and Connie (Diahann Carroll), the pair must decide whether their artistic integrity is worth abandoning.

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