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Author Kisch, John, author.

Title Separate Cinema : the first 100 years of Black poster art / John Duke Kisch ; edited by John Duke Kisch, Tony Nourmand ; text by John Duke Kisch, Peter Doggett ; additional text by Michael Simmons, Barbara Tepa Lupack, Alison Elangasinghe ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; afterword by Spike Lee.

Publication Info. London : Reel Art Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.674 KIS    DUE 03-08-24
Edition First Edition.
Description 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary "A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, a foreword by black history authority and renowned academic Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by acclaimed film director Spike Lee. Part aesthetic, part nostalgic, the posters have meaning to young and old alike, and possess the power to transcend ethnicity. From early independents to 12 Years a Slave, these posters represent a journey: they remind people of the pioneers of the past, those courageous and daring African-American filmmakers, entertainers and artists whose dreams and struggles paved the way for future generations. The wealth of imagery on these pages is taken from The Separate Cinema Archive, maintained by archive director John Kisch. The most extensive private holdings of African-American film memorabilia in the world, it contains over 35,000 authentic movie posters and photographs from over 30 countries."--Publisher's description.
Contents Foreword -- Separate cinema -- 100 years of Black movie posters -- The posters -- Afterword -- Captions.
Subject Film posters, American -- History.
African Americans in motion pictures.
African Americans in art.
Race films -- Posters.
Kisch, John -- Poster collections.
Film posters -- Private collections.
Added Author Nourmand, Tony, editor.
Separate Cinema (Firm).
ISBN 9781909526068 (hbk.)
1909526061 (hbk.)

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