Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

African-Americans in Motion Pictures Bibliography

All resources are from the personal collection of Melvin R. Sylvester and the C.W. Post Library Collection as compiled by Melvin Sylvester (articles) and Robert Delaney (books). Books in the Library's collection are followed by the call number in italics.




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HISTORY AND SOCIAL ISSUES

African-Americans in Motion Pictures : the past and the present / Melvin Sylvester. Brookville, NY : Long Island University. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, 1999.
Website based on an exhibit for Black History Month

Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team. New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998.

The birth of whiteness : race and the emergence of U.S. cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1996. PN1995.9.M56 B57 1996

Black magic : a pictorial history of the negro in American entertainment / Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1967] PN2286 .H75

Blackface, white noise : Jewish immigrants in the Hollywood melting pot / Michael Rogin. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996. PN1995.9.N4 R64 1996

Cinema, politics, and society in America / edited by Philip Davies and Brian Neve. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1981. PN1995.9.S6 C5 1981
Includes: Blacks in American film / Mary Ellison

Blacks in American films and television : an encyclopedia / Donald Bogle. New York : Garland Pub., 1988. Reference PN1995.9.N4 B58 1988

Blacks in American films : today and yesterday / Edward Mapp. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1972 [c1971] PN1995.9.N4 M3 1972

Books, films, recordings by and about the American negro / selected by Young Adult Librarians, the New York Public library ; sponsored by North Manhattan Project, Countee Cullen Regional Branch. New York : New York Public Library, 1968. Library Science Z1361.N39 N49 1968x

The complete annotated resource guide to black American art : books, doctoral dissertations, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, films, slides, large prints, speakers, filmstrips, video tapes, black museums, art galleries, and much more / compiled by Oakley N. Holmes, Jr. Spring Valley, N.Y. : Black Artists in America, [c1978] Reference Z5961.N4 H64

Dusky maidens : the odyssey of the early black dramatic actress / Jo A. Tanner. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. PN2286 .T36 1992

The encyclopedia of ethnic groups in Hollywood / James Robert Parish ; Allan Taylor, associate editor. New York : Facts on File, 2003. Reference PN1995.9.M56M85 2003
Covers films, actors, and issues. Divided into sections by ethnic group.

50 years of black love in movies / Walter Leavy. Ebony, 50(4): 147-155, February 1995.

Film in Society / edited by Arthur Asa Berger. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Books, c1980. PN1995 .F459
Includes: Sputtering fires of black revolution : BURN! / R. E. Rubenstein and Black spookery : Blacula, Dracula A.D. 1972 / J. Clavir

From Oscar Micheaux to Eddie Murphy : Black America's rich film history / Narine Dalton. Ebony, 43(4): 132-138, February 1988.

Great negroes, past and present / Russell L. Adams. Illus. by Eugene Winslow. Editor : David P. Ross, Jr.. Chicago, Afro-Am Pub. Co. [c1964] Reference E185.96 .A4 1964
Includes performing arts

The heritage of the negro in America; a bibliography : books, records, tapes, filmstrips, films [and] pictures / Joint Committee for Media Center Development. [Lansing] Michigan Dept. of Education, 1970. Library Science Z1361.N39 J63

The history : gifted black performers built singular lives and hallmark careers in the margins of old Hollywood / Susan McHenry. Essence, 31(12): 156-158, 160-164, 211, April 2001.
A look at Hollywood in the 1930's and 1940's from a black perspective.

Hollywood hot and code : 40 profiles of our hottest actors, directors, writers, and producers / Clyde Taylor. Code Magazine, 48-85, March 2000.
This "Special Collector's Issue" covers a panoramic view of black Hollywood. It is insightful and historic in its coverage. It also covers many known figures in the industry, but it adds others who may not be known for their contributions to cinematography.

Movie censorship and American culture / edited by Francis G. Couvares. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. PN1995.62 .M68 1996

The negro in films / Peter Noble. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press [1969] PN1995.9.N4 N6 1969

The negro in films / Peter Noble. London : Cornhill, [1948?] PN1995.9.N4 N6 1948bx

The 100 funniest movies of all time / The Associated Press. Newsday, A54, June 14, 2000.
Chosen by the American Film Institute from a list of 500 nominees.

100 years of the negro in show business / Tom Fletcher ; new introduction and index by Thomas L. Riis. New York : Da Capo Press, 1984. ML3556 .F63 1984

The Oscars in black and white / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 55(6): 90-96, 100, April 2000.

Perspectives of black popular culture / edited by Harry B. Shaw. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1990. E185.86 .P48 1990
Includes: Bill Cosby : TV auteur? / Bishetta D. Merritt

Prominent black film directors in the past 50 years / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 12(5): 44-53, March 1997.

Reference library of black America / edited by Kenneth Estell. New York : Gale Research, c1994. E185 .R44 1994
Includes performing arts

Remus, Rastus, revolution / edited by Marshall Fishwick. Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green University Popular Press [1971?] E185 .F47x

Rhapsodies in black : art of the Harlem Renaissance / David A. Bailey ... [et al.]. London : Hayward Gallery, the Institute of International Visual Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. N6538.N5 R56 1997 OVSZ
Includes: Re/birth of a nation / Richard J. Powell ; Voodoo MacBeth / Simon Callow ; Like the gypsy's daughter : or beyond the potency of Josephine Baker's eroticism / Andrea D. Barnwell ; Paul Robeson and the problem of modernism / Jeffrey C. Stewart

A separate cinema : fifty years of black-cast posters / John Kisch and Edward Mapp ; preface by Spike Lee ; introduction by Donald Bogle. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. PN1995.9.P5 K57 1992

Silent movies / Neil Sinyard. Publisher New York, N.Y. : Gallery Books, c1990. PN1995.75 .S55 1990x

Slow fade to black : the negro in American film, 1900-1942 / Thomas Cripps. New York : Oxford University Press, 1977. PN1995.9.N4 C7

White screens, black images : Hollywood from the dark side / James Snead, edited by Colin MacCabe and Cornel West. New York : Routledge, c1994. PN1995.9.N4 S65 1994x

SCREEN IMAGES OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS

Affirmative fiction : Hollywood's recent flood of interracial buddy flicks imagines a world where we're all just getting along / Craigh Barboza. Vibe, 5(2): 121-122, March 1997.

The Birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith, director / Robert Lang, edit New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1994. PN1997.B553 B57 1994

Black love in movies and on television / Thomas Carter. Ebony, 46(4): 162-169.

Blackface, white noise : Jewish immigrants in the Hollywood melting pot / Michael Rogin. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996. PN1995.9.N4 R64 1996

The encyclopedia of ethnic groups in Hollywood / James Robert Parish ; Allan Taylor, associate editor. New York : Facts on File, 2003. Reference PN1995.9.M56M85 2003
Covers films, actors, and issues. Divided into sections by ethnic group.

Fantasies of the master race : literature, cinema and the colonization of American Indians / Ward Churchill ; edited by M. Annette Jaimes. Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, 1992. PN56.3.I6 C49 1992

50 years of black love in movies / Walter Leavy. Ebony, 50(4): 147-155, February 1995.

Framing blackness : the African American image in film / Ed Guerrero. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993. PN1995.9.N4 G84 1993

From Sambo to Superspade : the black experience in motion pictures / Daniel J. Leab. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1975 PN1995.9.N4 L4

Gender, race, and class in media : a text-reader / edited by Gail Dines and Jean M. Humez. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c1995. P96.S452 U64 1995

High contrast : race and gender in contemporary Hollywood film / Sharon Willis. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997. PN1995.9.S47 W56 1997

Hollywood black images in filmdom : yesterday and today / Michael St. John. The New Crisis: The Magazine of Opportunities and Ideas, 107(5):47-49, September/October, 2000.

Hollywood portraits : fade to black / Catherine Kelly and Maxine Arthur. Savoy Magazine, 2(3): 55-71, April 2002.
About the faces and positions of African Americans in the making of Hollywood movies.

Hollywood's vision of team sports : heroes, race, and gender / Deborah V. Tudor. New York : Garland Pub., 1997. PN1995.9.S67 T84 1997

How the NAACP fought the worst great movie : The Birth of a Nation / Carolyn Wedin. American Legacy, 2(4): 37-42, Winter 1997.

In darkest Hollywood : exploring the jungles of cinema's South Africa / Peter Davis. Randburg, South Africa : Ravan Press ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 1996. PN1995.9.S655 D38 1996

Making movies black : the Hollywood message movie from World War II to the civil rights era / Thomas Cripps. New York : Oxford University Press, 1993. PN1995.9.N4 C687 1993

Me Jane : masculinity, movies, and women / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995. PN1995.9.M46 M35 1995
Includes: Oscar Micheaux's multifaceted portrayals of the African-American male : the good, the bad and the ugly / Charlene Regester

Media spectacles / edited by Marjorie Garber, Jann Matlock and Rebecca L. Walkowitz. New York : Routledge, 1993. P92.U5 M444 1993
Includes: "No bad n*gger" : blacks as the ethical principle in the movies / K. Anthony Appiah

The myth of race and the Jungle Fever fallacy / Itabari Njeri. Emerge, 3(1): 59-60, October 1991.
Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.

Out of bounds : sports, media, and the politics of identity / edited by Aaron Baker and Todd Boyd. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1997. GV742 .O88 1997
Includes: Visible difference and flex appeal : the body, sex, sexuality, and race in the Pumping Iron films / Chris Holmlund

Race and the subject of masculinities / Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel, editors. Durham : Duke University Press, 1997. HQ1075 .R33 1997
Includes: The cool pose : intersectionality, masculinity, and quiescence in the comedy and films of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy / Herman Beavers

Racism and anti-racism in American popular culture : portrayals of African-Americans in fiction and film / Catherine Silk and John Silk. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1990. P94.5.A372 U57 1990

Remus, Rastus, revolution / edited by Marshall Fishwick. Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green University Popular Press [1971?] E185 .F47x

Representing blackness : issues in film and video / edited and with an introduction by Valerie Smith. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1997. PN1995.9.N4 R47 1997

Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles. Boston : Beacon Press, c1996. PN1995.9.R4 M56 1996
Includes: Race, gender, sexuality, and class in popular film ; The Long Walk Home ; Jungle Fever

Slavery and race in American popular culture / William L. Van Deburg. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1984. E441 .V23 1984

Stars and the historic black people they portrayed. Jet, 93(11):4-12, February 9, 1998.

Stepping forward/looking back / Armond White. Film Comment, 36(2):32-39, March/April 2000.
About John Ford's movies and politics of race; including the Directors Guild of America views in retrospect; including a look at the film, The Birth of a Nation and others.

To find an image : black films from Uncle Tom to Super Fly / James P. Murray. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [c1973] PN1995.9.N4 M8

Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks; an interpretive history of blacks in American films / Donald Boglr. New York, Viking Press [1973] PN1995.9.N4 B6

Uncle Tom's Cabin : before and after the Jim Crow Era / Michele Wallace. TDR : The Drama Review, 44(1): 137-156, Spring 2000.
Discusses how this story has been portrayed over time.

Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema / edited by Lester D. Friedman. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1991. PN1995.9.M56 U57 1991

Was the movie fair to black men and black women? / Audrey B. Chapman. Ebony, 51(6): 116-127, April 1996.
Waiting to Exhale

Women, sport, and culture / Susan Birrell, Cheryl L. Cole, editors. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c1994. GV709 .W577 1994
Includes: Visible difference and flex appeal : the body, sex, sexuality, and race in the Pumping Iron films / Christine Anne Holmlund

World War II, film, and history / edited by John Whiteclay Chambers II, David Culbert. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. D743.23 .W67 1996
Includes: Men of bronze and Liberators : black American soldiers in two world wars / Clement Alexander Price

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA

Acapulco Black Film Festival announces award-winning films. Jet, 100(6): 46-47, July 23, 2001.
About 5th annual winners for 2001 and the people involved in the Acapulco Film Festival.

Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge, 1993. PN1995.9.N4 B45 1993

The black cinema / Robert Chrisman, editor. The Black Scholar, 21(2): 2-57, March/April/May 1990.

Black cinema treasures : lost and found / G. William Jones ; foreword by Ossie Davis. Denton : University of North Texas, c1991. PN1995.9.N4 J66 1991
The Black Film Collection of Tyler, Texas represents a collection of twenty-two separate titles adding to the history of black cinematography from as early as 1921-1955. Many of these films were hidden and shelved away - but this book now brings to life a host of all black movies, titles, and directors. Lots of photos and scenes; includes a list of films in the appendix.

Black film as genre / Thomas Cripps. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1978. PN1995.9.N4 C68

Black filmmakers in Africa and America / Harold D. Weaver Jr. Sightlines, 9(3): 7-8, 12, Spring 1976.

Black Hollywood : from 1970 to today / Gary Null. Secaucus, NJ : Carol Publishing Group, 1993.

Black trivia film quiz : see just how much you know about our films / Gerald Williams. Be Black Elegance, no. 99: 68-69, 72, February/March 1997.

Blacks in black and white : a source book on black films / by Henry T. Sampson. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1977. PN1995.9.N4 S2

Blacks in black and white : a source book on black films / by Henry T. Sampson. Metuchen, N.J. ; London : Scarecrow Press, c1995. Reference PN1995.9.N4 S2 1995x

Cinemas of the black diaspora : diversity, dependence, and oppositionality / edited by Michael T. Martin. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c1995. PN1995.9.N4 C58 1995

Destinations : film festivals that appeal to the diaspora / Dwight Brown. Emerge, 9(7): 70-71, May 1998.

Film genre reader II / edited by Barry Keith Grant. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995. PN1995 .F45792 1995
Includes: The black gangster film / Mark A. Reid

Frame by frame : a black filmography / Phyllis Rauch Klotman. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1979. Reference PN1995.9.N4 K57

Gordon Parks Awards recognizes independent black filmmakers / Joan H. Allen. The KIP Business Report, 1(8): 21, September/October 1998.

Independent, and liking it / David Nicholson. American Vision, 1(4): 53-55, July/August 1986.
African-American Independent filmmakers

Look : making movies / Eugene Holley. Vibe, 1(12): 111, November 1994.

Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2001.

Popular culture and the expanding consciousness / edited by Ray B. Browne. New York, Wiley [1973] NX504 .B67
Includes: Black consciousness and the contemporary cinema / C.D. Peavy

Prominent black film directors in the past 50 years / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 12(5): 44-53, March 1997.

Redefining black film / Mark A. Reid. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1993. PN1995.9.N4 R45 1993

A separate cinema : fifty years of black-cast posters / John Kisch and Edward Mapp ; preface by Spike Lee ; introduction by Donald Bogle. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. PN1995.9.P5 K57 1992

Top black films of all times. Ebony, 54(1): 154-162, November 1998.

Vibe arts : the movies. Vibe, 5(6): 129-132, August 1997.


INDIVIDUAL FILMS -- AMISTAD

The Amistad slave mutiny : Steven Spielberg and Debbie Allen bring historic revolt to the screen / Joy Bennett Kinnon and Aldone Collier. Ebony, 53(2): 54-60, December 1997.

Amistad's struggle / David Ansen and Allison Samuels. Newsweek, 130(23): 64-67, December 8, 1997.

Debbie Allen explains why Amistad, the movie, is important to all Americans. Jet, 93(5): 58-62, December 22, 1997.

Making Amistad happen / Gene Seymour. Newsday: Fanfare, D8-D9, D12, December 7, 1997.

Pain of captivity made starkly real : Amistad brings a long-overlooked chapter of American history to life / Janet Maslin. New York Times: The Arts, E1, E9, December 10, 1997.

Rebels with a cause : mutiny on La Amistad, and the rest is history / Jack Mathews. Newsday, B3, B8, December 10, 1997.


FILMS -- BAD BOYS

Flippin' the script / Scott Poulson-Bryant. Vibe, 3(4): 44-48, May 1995.
About Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence


FILMS -- BELOVED

Oprah and Danny sizzle in her first love scenes in the powerful film Beloved / Laura B. Randolf. Ebony, 54(1): 36-42, November 1998.

Oprah's dream - Demme's challenge / Joseph Gelmis. Newsday: Fanfare, D8-D9, D23, October 11, 1998.
About making the movie, Beloved

Oprah Winfrey stars as a former slave in a compelling drama, Beloved. Jet, 94(21): 60-62, October 19, 1998.

Oprah Winfrey's Beloved / Kim Fraser. New York Trends, 8(11): 14, November 1998.


FILMS -- THE BIRTH OF A NATION

The Birth of a Nation. The Crisis, 11(1):85-86, November 1915.
Commentary on the film.

The Birth of a Nation : D.W. Griffith, director / Robert Lang, editor. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1994. PN1997.B553 B57 1994

The Birth of a Nation : some strong words. The New Crisis, 107(4):68-69, July/August 2000.
Commemorative issue : 90 year celebration of Crisis.

How the NAACP fought the worst great movie : The Birth of a Nation / Carolyn Wedin. American Legacy, 2(4): 37-42, Winter 1997.

Rhapsodies in black : art of the Harlem Renaissance / David A. Bailey ... [et al.]. London : Hayward Gallery, the Institute of International Visual Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. N6538.N5 R56 1997 OVSZ
Includes: Re/birth of a nation / Richard J. Powell ; Voodoo MacBeth / Simon Callow ; Like the gypsy's daughter : or beyond the potency of Josephine Baker's eroticism / Andrea D. Barnwell ; Paul Robeson and the problem of modernism / Jeffrey C. Stewart

Stepping forward/looking back / Armond White. Film Comment, 36(2):32-39, March/April 2000.
About John Ford's movies and politics of race; including the Directors Guild of America views in retrospect; including a look at the film, The Birth of a Nation and others.


FILMS -- BLACULA

Film in Society / edited by Arthur Asa Berger. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Books, c1980. PN1995 .F459
Includes: Sputtering fires of black revolution : BURN! / R. E. Rubenstein and Black spookery : Blacula, Dracula A.D. 1972 / J. Clavir


FILMS -- BLADE

Film screenings / Dwight Brown. Emerge, 9(10): 64, September 1998.
The Negotiator and Blade


FILMS -- THE COLOR PURPLE

Color me purple / Jean Carey Bond. American Visions, 1(3): 55-57, May/June 1986.

The making of The Color Purple / Victoria Valentine. Emerge, 7(4): 107, February 1996.

The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life spirit, art, and the making of the film, The Color Purple, ten years later / Alice Walker. New York : Scribner, c1996. PS3573.A425 Z47 1996


FILMS -- DOWN IN THE DELTA

Down in the delta : Maya Angelou brings the story of human truths to life. Ebony, 54(4): 96-100, February 1999.

Down in the delta : Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.

Reel deal : Down in the Delta [movie review]. Black Beat, 27(3): 72-73, March 1999.

Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie Down in the Delta. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.


FILMS -- EVE'S BAYOU

Eve's Bayou : Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield star in movie about success and secrets of Louisiana family. Jet, 92(25): 60-62, November 10, 1997.


FILMS -- GRIDLOCK'D

Gridlock'd reality bite / Fern Gillespie. Just for Black Men, 1(2): 51, January 1997.


FILMS -- HIGHER LEARNING

John Singleton : Higher Learning in Hollywood / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 5(6): 122-128, April 1995.


FILMS -- JUNGLE FEVER

The myth of race and the Jungle Fever fallacy / Itabari Njeri. Emerge, 3(1): 59-60, October 1991.
Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.

Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles. Boston : Beacon Press, c1996. PN1995.9.R4 M56 1996
Includes: Race, gender, sexuality, and class in popular film ; The Long walk home ; Jungle fever


FILMS -- THE LONG WALK HOME

Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles. Boston : Beacon Press, c1996. PN1995.9.R4 M56 1996
Includes: Race, gender, sexuality, and class in popular film ; The Long walk home ; Jungle fever


FILMS -- LOVE JONES

Love Jones / Tracy E. Hopkins. Upscale, 8(5): 32-37, 1997.


FILMS -- MALCOLM X

Denzel Washington stars as Malcolm X in Spike Lee film. Jet, 83(6): 36-40, November 30, 1992.


FILMS -- MINSTRAL SHOW

Minstral show grotesque : a powerful close-up of a lynch mob in 1919 Omaha / Steve Parks. Newsday: Theater Section, B27, February 5, 1999.
Review of Minstral Show : The Lynching of William Brown.


FILMS -- THE NEGOTIATOR

Film screenings / Dwight Brown. Emerge, 9(10): 64, September 1998.
The Negotiator and Blade


FILMS -- ONCE UPON A TIME... WHEN WE WERE COLORED

Once upon a Time ... When We Were Colored movie recalls segregated south. Jet, 89(12): 32-35, February 5, 1996.


FILMS -- OTHELLO

Shakespeare, the movie : popularizing the plays on film, TV, and video / edited by Lynda E. Boose, Richard Burt. London ; New York : Routledge, 1997. PR3093 .S545 1997
Includes: Race-ing Othello, re-engendering white-out / Barbara Hodgdon


FILMS -- PANTHER

Panther party / Kendra Lee. YSB, 4(8): 32-40, May 1995.
About Melvin Van Peeble's movie, Panther.


FILMS -- POETIC JUSTICE

Janet Jackson reveals a tough side as hairdresser in Poetic Justice. Jet, 84(12): 54-58, July 19, 1993.

John and Janet's justice / Veronica Chambers. YSB, 2(9): 32-38, June/July 1993.
Movie: Poetic Justice.


FILMS -- POSSE

Mario Van Peebles heads all star cast in Posse, a film about black cowboys. Jet, 84(5): 56-59, May 31, 1993.


FILMS -- THE PREACHER'S WIFE

Whitney talks about The Preacher's Wife / Lynn, Norment. Ebony, 52(2): 144-146, December 1996.


FILMS -- ROSEWOOD

Rosewood tells story of how white mob destroyed a black town in 1923. Jet, 91(18):56-59, March 24, 1997.

Settling the score / Frank Cassell. Vibe, 4(10): 153-154, December 1996/January 1999.
John Singleton and the Film, Rosewood.


FILMS -- SANKOFA

Sankofa explores the present through the prism of history / Victoria Valentine. Emerge, 5(6): 57-58, March 1999.

Selling Sankofa / Raoul Dennis. YSB, 4(5): 94-97, 99, February 1995.


FILMS -- A SOLDIER'S STORY

Introducing Adolph Caesar : veteran actor wins critical acclaim in A Soldier's Story / Peter A. Bailey. Ebony, 40(2): 60-62, December 1984.


FILMS -- SOUL FOOD

George Tillman, Jr. : cooking a Soul Food recipe for success / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 38, December 1997.
Writer and director of the movie Soul Food.


FILMS -- UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

Uncle Tom's Cabin : before and after the Jim Crow Era / Michele Wallace. TDR : The Drama Review, 44(1): 137-156, Spring 2000.
Discusses how this story has been portrayed over time.


FILMS -- WAITING TO EXHALE

Was the movie fair to black men and black women? / Audrey B. Chapman. Ebony, 51(6): 116-127, April 1996.


FILMS -- WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

The real story of Why Do Fools Fall in Love / Joy Bennett Kinnon. Ebony, 54(2): 68, December 1998.
Entertainer Frankie Lymon and his widow Emira Lymon.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTORS

Black film stars / Eileen Landay. New York, Drake Publishers [1973] PN1998.A2 L33

Black Hollywood : the black performer in motion pictures / Gary Null. Secaucus, NJ : The Citadel Press, 1975.

Directory of blacks in the performing arts / Edward Mapp. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1978. Reference PN1590.B53 M3

Directory of blacks in the performing arts / Edward Mapp. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1990. Reference PN1590.B53 M3 1990

Dusky maidens : the odyssey of the early black dramatic actress / Jo A. Tanner. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. PN2286 .T36 1992

Has Hollywood really changed? / Zondra Hughes. Ebony, 57(8): 98-104, June 2002.
African American actors and the Oscars.

Hollywood celebrities who've won fame in front of the camera and behind it. Jet, 100(3): 46-50, July 2, 2001.
Spotlight on: Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Debbie Allen, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Forest Whitaker, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Hollywood hot and code : 40 profiles of our hottest actors, directors, writers, and producers / Clyde Taylor. Code Magazine, 48-85, March 2000.
This "Special Collector's Issue" covers a panoramic view of black Hollywood. It is insightful and historic in its coverage. It also covers many known figures in the industry, but it adds others who may not be known for their contributions to cinematography.

Hot comics : successfull in the art of laughter / Antracia Merrill. Upscale, 51-52, March 1997.

NEW! Men in black : hot Hollywood men / Jeannine Amber ; Kwaku Alston, photography. Essence, 34(12): 154-163, April 2004.
About Delroy Lindo, Blair Underwood, Carl Lumbly, Michael Ealy, Matthew St. Patrick, and Indris Elbas. A closer look at their lives and movie roles. Lots of close-up photos.

Hottest child stars on tv and in the movies. Jet, 93(4): 60-64, December 15, 1997.

Invisible Women / Veronica Chambers and Vinita Srivastava. Savoy Magazine, 1(5): 51-55, June/July 2001.
A focus on the roles and opportunities of African American actresses in the movie Industry today. Lots of names and special comments about the rise of Halle Berry to the top of the game in the movies.

New leading men / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 54(2): 108-114, December 1998.

The next Denzel : seven rising stars are positioned for superstardom / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 55(11):42-56, September 2000.

Star trackin / Charles E. Rogers. Just for Black Men, 1(2): 50 : January 1997.

Stars and the historic black people they portrayed. Jet, 93(11):4-12, February 9, 1998.

10 most intriguing men in Hollywood / Lynn Norment. Ebony, 5(6): 50-58, April 1995.


ACTORS -- LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong : a cultural legacy / edited by Marc H. Miller ; essays by Donald Bogle... [et al.]. Seattle : Queens Museum of Art, New York in association with University of Washington Press, c1994. ML141.N4 A76 1994
Includes: Louis Armstrong : the films / Donald Bogle


ACTORS -- JOSEPHINE BAKER

Rhapsodies in black : art of the Harlem Renaissance / David A. Bailey ... [et al.]. London : Hayward Gallery, the Institute of International Visual Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. N6538.N5 R56 1997 OVSZ
Includes: Re/birth of a nation / Richard J. Powell ; Voodoo MacBeth / Simon Callow ; Like the gypsy's daughter : or beyond the potency of Josephine Baker's eroticism / Andrea D. Barnwell ; Paul Robeson and the problem of modernism / Jeffrey C. Stewart


ACTORS -- HALLE BERRY

After the Oscars - now what? / Roy S. Johnson. Savoy Magazine, 2(5): 62-67, June/July 2002.
About the careers and comments from Denzel Washington and Halle Berry. A list of films done by each of the two Oscar winners is included as part of the Best Actor and Best Actress for 2001 story. Great color photos are included with the article.

Berry blossoms as Dorothy Dandridge / Steve Parks. Newsday: TVPlus, 3, August 15, 1999.

Halle Berry brings the passion and pain of Dorothy Dandridge to HBO movie. Jet, 96(12):60-65, August 23, 1999.

I know I will survive: the painful breakup of her marraige devastated the actress Halle Berry, but she discovered new strength within herself / Jane Ciabattari. Newsday: Parade, 8-9, August 22, 1999.

Invisible Women / Veronica Chambers and Vinita Srivastava. Savoy Magazine, 1(5): 51-55, June/July 2001.
A focus on the roles and opportunities of African American actresses in the movie Industry today. Lots of names and special comments about the rise of Halle Berry to the top of the game in the movies.

Pride and Prejudice: the life and tragic irony of Dorothy Dandridge / Diane Werts. Newsday, B3, B11, August 19, 1999.


ACTORS -- BRANDY

Brandy : on her movie, growing pains and dating in the spotlight / Lynn Norment. Ebony, 53(10): 80-88, August 1998.


ACTORS -- JIM BROWN

He shows them a way out of violence / Wallace Terry. Parade Magazine: Newsday, 4-7, January 26, 1997.
The work of Jim Brown, ex football player and movie star.

Jim Brown on ... life and love in Hollywood / Jim Brown. Ebony, 45(2): 60-66, December 1989.


ACTORS -- ADOLPH CAESAR

Introducing Adolph Caesar : veteran actor wins critical acclaim in A Soldier's Story / Peter A. Bailey. Ebony, 40(2): 60-62, December 1984.


ACTORS -- DON CHEADLE

Mr. Sure Thing / Kwaku Alston. Savoy Magazine, 1(8): 70-73, October 2001.
About Don Cheadle, his movies and style of acting.


ACTORS -- BILL COSBY

The Cosby show : audiences, impact, and implications / Linda K. Fuller. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. PN1992.77.C68 F84 1992

Perspectives of black popular culture / edited by Harry B. Shaw. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1990. E185.86 .P48 1990
Includes: Bill Cosby : TV auteur? / Bishetta D. Merritt

Time flies / Bill Cosby ; introduction by Alvin F. Poussaint. New York : Doubleday, 1987. PN2287.C632 A3 1987


ACTORS -- DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

Berry blossoms as Dorothy Dandridge / Steve Parks. Newsday: TVPlus, 3, August 15, 1999.

Dorothy Dandridge : a biography / Donald Bogle. New York : Amistad, c1997. PN2287.D256 B64 1997

Halle Berry brings the passion and pain of Dorothy Dandridge to HBO movie. Jet, 96(12):60-65, August 23, 1999.

I know I will survive: the painful breakup of her marraige devastated the actress Halle Berry, but she discovered new strength within herself / Jane Ciabattari. Newsday: Parade, 8-9, August 22, 1999.

The last days of Dorothy Dandridge / Donald Bogel. Ebony, 52(10): 52-67, August 1997.

Pride and Prejudice: the life and tragic irony of Dorothy Dandridge / Diane Werts. Newsday, B3, B11, August 19, 1999.


ACTORS -- LAURENCE FISHBURNE

NEW! The Alchemist - Lawrence Fishburne loses himself in characters in order to find himself; he rejects Hollywood artifice even as his stock rises with each new film. Savoy Magazine, 3(5): 61-68, June/July 2003.
About Fishburne and The Matrix Reloaded and an inside look at the man and his acting, with some color shots.

I'm finally at ease with myself / Gail Buchalter. Newsday Parade Magazine, 6-8, April 16, 2000.
The actor Laurence Fishburne talks about his big breaks, how he developed an attitude that held him back professionally - and personally - and how he learned that he needed to grow up.

Laurence Fishburne and Steven Baldwin are escaped convicts running for freedom in Fled. Jet, 90(12): 32-35, August 5, 1996.


ACTORS -- MORGAN FREEMAN

Morgan Freeman stars in Chain Reaction : latest movie in the actor's stellar career. Jet, 90(13): 24-29, August 12, 1996.


ACTORS -- DANNY GLOVER

Oprah and Danny sizzle in her first love scenes in the powerful film Beloved / Laura B. Randolf. Ebony, 54(1): 36-42, November 1998.


ACTORS -- WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Whoopi Goldberg : Hollywood's busiest actress. Jet, 91(1): 58-61, November 18, 1996.

The Whoopi Goldberg nobody knows / Laura B. Randolph. Ebony, 46(5): 110-116, March 1991.


ACTORS -- CUBA GOODING JR.

Cuba Gooding Jr. : from welfare to fame / Adore Collier. Ebony, 52(8): 44-48, June 1997.

Cuba Gooding Jr. : his star is growing in Hollywood / Aldore, Collier. EM Ebony Man, 12(7): 64-66, May 1997.

Cuba Gooding Jr. : Jerry Maguire movie role makes him an Oscar favorite. Jet, 91(19):56-59, March 31, 1997.

Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in Men of Honor : true story of navy's first black master diver. Jet, 98(23):60-64, November 13, 2000.

Hollywood rising : Cuba's one of the good boyz / Kendra Lee. YSB, 1(10): 41, August 1992.


ACTORS -- GORDON HEATH

Deep are the roots : memoirs of a black expatriate / Gordon Heath; introduction by Doris Abramson. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1992. PN2287.H39 A3 1992


ACTORS -- HILL HARPER

Hill Harper / Katara A. Washington. EM Ebony Man, 12(2): 32, December 1996.


ACTORS -- WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney talks about The Preacher's Wife / Lynn, Norment. Ebony, 52(2): 144-146, December 1996.


ACTORS -- JANET JACKSON

Janet Jackson reveals a tough side as hairdresser in Poetic Justice. Jet, 84(12): 54-58, July 19, 1993.

John and Janet's justice / Veronica Chambers. YSB, 2(9): 32-38, June/July 1993.
Movie: Poetic Justice.


ACTORS -- SAMUEL L. JACKSON

Eve's Bayou : Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield star in movie about success and secrets of Louisiana family. Jet, 92(25): 60-62, November 10, 1997.

The "L" is for lucky Hollywood : Samuel L. Jackson blows the sidekick role sky high in Die Hard / Karen Schoemer. Newsweek, 125(23): 72-73, June 5, 1995.


ACTORS -- HERB JEFFRIES

The bronze buckaroo rides again : Herb Jeffries is still keepin' on / Mary A. Dempsey. American Visions, 12(4): 22-28, August/September 1997.


ACTORS -- MARTIN LAWRENCE

Flippin' the script / Scott Poulson-Bryant. Vibe, 3(4): 44-48, May 1995.
About Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence


ACTORS -- LL COOL J

LL Cool J : winning the rap game / Melissa Ewey. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 80-82, December 1997.


ACTORS -- FRANKIE LYMON

The real story of Why Do Fools Fall in Love / Joy Bennett Kinnon. Ebony, 54(2): 68, December 1998.
Entertainer Frankie Lymon and his widow Emira Lymon.


ACTORS -- HATTIE MCDANIEL

The Hattie McDaniel monument : a dying wish is honored / Marcia L. Leslie. American Visions, 15(2):42-44, April/May 2000.

A Hattie McDaniel tribute / The Associated Press. Newsday, A17, October 25, 1999.
Cemetery aims to correct a buriel denied because of race.


ACTORS -- JOE MORTON

Black, white and the blues : Joe Morton is the first black actor to buy the white painting in Art. He also plays the blues / Patrick Pacheco. Newsday: Fanfare, D22-D24, January 3, 1999.


ACTORS -- ETTA MOTEN

NEW! Etta Moten (Barnett) : pioneer actress-singer dies at 102. Jet, 105(4): 12-13, January 26, 2004.
This early film and Broadway actress worked in both media. Noted for classic role as Bess in George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. First black woman to sing at the white house.


ACTORS -- EDDIE MURPHY

Eddie Murphy : still a major voice in Hollywood / Aldore Collier. EM Ebony Man, 11(12): 64-66, October 1996.

Eddie's way : through good times and bad, Eddie Murphy has blazed his own career trail / John Anderson. Newsday: Fanfare, D6-D7 & D25, July 23, 2000.

From Oscar Micheaux to Eddie Murphy : Black America's rich film history / Narine Dalton. Ebony, 43(4): 132-138, February 1988.

The once and future Eddie / Scott Poulson-Bryant. Vibe, 2(5): 48-53, June/July 1994.

Race and the subject of masculinities / Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel, editors. Durham : Duke University Press, 1997. HQ1075 .R33 1997
Includes: The cool pose : intersectionality, masculinity, and quiescence in the comedy and films of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy / Herman Beavers


ACTORS -- JADA PINKETT

What Jada wants, Jada gets : outspoken Jada Pinkett creates headlines in Hollywood / Aldore D. Collier. Ebony, 52(2): 144-146, December 1996.


ACTORS -- RICHARD PRYOR

Race and the subject of masculinities / Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel, editors. Durham : Duke University Press, 1997. HQ1075 .R33 1997
Includes: The cool pose : intersectionality, masculinity, and quiescence in the comedy and films of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy / Herman Beavers


ACTORS -- VING RHAMES

Any which way you film it, it's raining [Ving] Rhames / Nicole Blades. YSB, 6(2): 22, October 1996.

A power will guide you - if you let it / Gail Buchalter. Parade: Newsday, 4-6, April 4, 1999.
Ving Rhames, known for his portrayal of tough guys, grew up with some pretty tough guys himself. But, he says, a divine hand helped him defy the odds.

Ving Rhames : Hollywood's toughest tough guy / David Barry. EM Ebony Man, 12(7): 20-22, May 1997.


ACTORS -- PAUL ROBESON

The ballad of Paul Robeson / Bernard A. Weisberger. American Legacy, 4(2): 32-44, Summer 1998.
A composite overview of his life as an orator, scholar, actor, etc.

Black Americans : the FBI files / Kenneth O'Reilly ; edited by David Gallen. New York : Carroll and Graf, 1994. E185.615 .O73 1994
Includes Paul Robeson

Famous in their twenties / Charlotte Himber. Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1970, c1942] CT220 .H5 1970
Includes: Let my people go, Paul Robeson

Fire under the Andes : a group of North American portraits / Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant ; with camera portraits by E.O. Hopp,. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1927. E176 .S48
Includes Paul Robeson

Othello : a contextual history / Virginia Mason Vaughan. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994. PR2829 .V38 1994
Includes Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson / Martin Bauml Duberman. New York : Knopf, 1988. E185.97.R63 D83 1988

Paul Robeson / Phillip Hayes Dean. Garden City, N.Y. : N. Doubleday, c1978. PS3554.E173 P38

Paul Robeson : All-American / Dorothy Butler Gilliam. Washington : New Republic Book Co., 1976. E185.97.R63 G54

Paul Robeson : artist and citizen / edited and with an introduction by Jeffrey C. Stewart. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press : Paul Robeson Cultural Center, c1998. E185.97.R63 P37 1998

Paul Robeson : the great forerunner / the editors of Freedomways. New York : Dodd, Mead, c1978. E185.97 .R6475

Rhapsodies in black : art of the Harlem Renaissance / David A. Bailey ... [et al.]. London : Hayward Gallery, the Institute of International Visual Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. N6538.N5 R56 1997 OVSZ
Includes: Re/birth of a nation / Richard J. Powell ; Voodoo MacBeth / Simon Callow ; Like the gypsy's daughter : or beyond the potency of Josephine Baker's eroticism / Andrea D. Barnwell ; Paul Robeson and the problem of modernism / Jeffrey C. Stewart

The whole world in his hands : a pictorial biography of Paul Robeson / Susan Robeson. Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1981. E185.97.R63 R62


ACTORS -- SAM SARPONG

Sam Sarpong : fast break through Hollywood / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 12(9): 34, July 1997.


ACTORS -- WILL SMITH

Flippin' the script / Scott Poulson-Bryant. Vibe, 3(4): 44-48, May 1995.
About Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

What's up with the prime-time prince / Belma Johnson, Kenda Lee, and Gil Griffin. YSB, 1(12): 38-41, December/January 1992.

Where there's Will... / Cheo Taylor Tyehimba. Savoy Magazine, 2(6): 62-67, August 2002.
About the many personality traits of Academy Award nominee, actor, stage and screen rapper WIll Smith, including his new movie, Men in Black II.

Will Smith : Hollywood's hot box office attraction. EM Ebony Man, 11(11): 62-65, September 1996.

Will Smith on his hot movie career / Lynn Norment. Ebony, 51(10): 34-37, 126-127, August 1996.

Will Smith runs for his life in action thriller Enemy of the State. Jet, 94(26): 58-61, November 23, 1998.


ACTORS -- WESLEY SNIPES

Down in the delta : Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.

No Hollywood shuffler : rising to fame on versatility / James Earl Hardy. Emerge, 2(9): 45-46, August 1991.

Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie Down in the Delta. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.


ACTORS -- CHRIS TUCKER

Chris Tucker. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 28, January 1998.


ACTORS -- BLAIR UNDERWOOD

Blair Underwood : an actor in demand. EM Ebony Man, 12(5): 64-66, March 1997.

NEW! Men in black : hot Hollywood men / Jeannine Amber ; Kwaku Alston, photography. Essence, 34(12): 154-163, April 2004.
About Delroy Lindo, Blair Underwood, Carl Lumbly, Michael Ealy, Matthew St. Patrick, and Indris Elbas. A closer look at their lives and movie roles. Lots of close-up photos.


ACTORS -- MARIO VAN PEEBLES

Hollywood celebrities who've won fame in front of the camera and behind it. Jet, 100(3): 46-50, July 2, 2001.
Spotlight on: Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Debbie Allen, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Forest Whitaker, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Introducing : Mario Van Peebles / Frank White. Ebony, 42(7): 80-86, May 1987.

Mario Van Peebles heads all star cast in Posse, a film about black cowboys. Jet, 84(5): 56-59, May 31, 1993.


ACTORS -- DENZEL WASHINGTON

After the Oscars - now what? / Roy S. Johnson. Savoy Magazine, 2(5): 62-67, June/July 2002.
About the careers and comments from Denzel Washington and Halle Berry. A list of films done by each of the two Oscar winners is included as part of the Best Actor and Best Actress for 2001 story. Great color photos are included with the article.

Denzel Washington stars as Malcolm X in Spike Lee film. Jet, 83(6): 36-40, November 30, 1992.

A different Denzel / Gil Robertson. Upscale, 13(4): 32-34, December/January 2002.
About the new roles and characters played by this movie idol.

An eye for bold choices : watching movies with Denzel Washington / Rick Lyman. New York Times, E1, E25, October 26, 2001.
An excellent overview of the career and new ventures of a talented actor - and now a director of movies as well. Also a list of his career in films.

Halle Berry, Denzel Washington get historic wins at the Oscars. Jet, 101(16): 14-18, 51-63, April 8, 2002.
About Oscar night, excerpts from the winners' acceptance speeches, photos, and stars at the historic occasion. A list of "Blacks who earned Oscar nominations but did not win" is included at the end of the article.

The Hurricane of Denzel Washington / Charles Whitaker. Ebony, 55(6): 154-158, 162, April 2000.

The next Denzel : seven rising stars are positioned for superstardom / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 55(11):42-56, September 2000.


ACTORS -- ISAIAH WASHINGTON

Isaiah Washington / Katara Washington. EM Ebony Man, 12(6): 34, April 1997.


ACTORS -- LYNN WHITFIELD

Eve's Bayou : Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield star in movie about success and secrets of Louisiana family. Jet, 92(25): 60-62, November 10, 1997.


ACTORS -- OPRAH WINFREY

Oprah and Danny sizzle in her first love scenes in the powerful film Beloved / Laura B. Randolf. Ebony, 54(1): 36-42, November 1998.

Oprah's dream - Demme's challenge / Joseph Gelmis. Newsday: Fanfare, D8-D9, D23, October 11, 1998.
About making the movie, Beloved

Oprah Winfrey stars as a former slave in a compelling drama, Beloved. Jet, 94(21): 60-62, October 19, 1998.

Oprah Winfrey's Beloved / Kim Fraser. New York Trends, 8(11): 14, November 1998.


ACTORS -- ALFRE WOODARD

Down in the delta : Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.

THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY

Agents provocateurs / Miki Turner. American Visions, 9(4): 44, August/September 1994.

Black film, white money / Jesse Algeron Rhines. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1996. PN1995.9.N4 R52 1996

Building a black film audience / Oliver Franklin. Sightlines, 9(3): 10-12, Spring 1976.

Color behind the camera : backstage with five of Hollywood's most influencial African-Americans / Melba Newsome. Upscale, 47-49, March 1997.

Hollywood sees green in the mosaic of black life / Dwight Brown. Emerge, 10(2): 66-67, November 1998.

How to be a Hollywood mogul / Richard Natale. Newsday: Fanfare, D18-D19, D24, June 28, 1998.

The next Spielberg is a black chick : women of color behind the screen / Amy Linden. Honey Magazine, 4(8): 90-92, November 2003.
The author's article centers around the revelation of women working in the movie industry as Hollywood directors, producers, publicity persons, and script writers. The article captures short, biographical, job related facts in the lives of six women working behind the camera in the movie business: Patricia Joseph, Robi Reed, Caran Hartsfield, Kisha Imani Cameron, Lisa Sorensen, and Lisa Cortes.

Off the wall : an African-American poster boom / Tomika DePriest. Upscale, 8(5): 88-89, February 1997.
Includes movie posters

The power behind the stars / Tariq K. Mohammad. Black Enterprise, 29(5): 64-76, December 1998.

The power brokers : who's really got the power in Black Hollywood? : the crew of ballers gives the reel deal / Allison Samuels. Essence, 31(12): 170-186, April 2001.
Great color photographs of the stars and filmmakers, plus their "Claim to Fame" and their expressions of "On Power."


THE INDUSTRY -- CASTING DIRECTORS

Black female casting directors make name for themselves in Hollywood. Jet, 95(2):59-62, December 7 1998.

Casting a wide net : Kimberly Hardin, casting director / Jacqueline Y. Metcalf. Black Enterprise, 29(5): 58, December 1998.

The keys to Hollywood's kingdom : casting directors / Lester Slone. Emerge, 3(6): 41-43, April 1996.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIRECTORS

The big picture, black / Gil Robertson. Black Elegance, #121: 40-45, July/August, 1999.
Interviews covered fifteen African-American movie directors, centered around specific questions, plus photographs of each director.

Black filmmakers in Africa and America / Harold D. Weaver Jr. Sightlines, 9(3): 7-8, 12, Spring 1976.

Directory of African film-makers and films / compiled and edited by Keith Shiri. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. Reference PN1993.5.A35 S48 1992

From hell to training day : young directors score with major moneymakers. Ebony, 57(4): 120-124, February 2002.
About African American directors: Antoine Fuqua and Allen and Albert Hughes.

Hollywood celebrities who've won fame in front of the camera and behind it. Jet, 100(3): 46-50, July 2, 2001.
Spotlight on: Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Debbie Allen, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Forest Whitaker, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Hollywood hot and code : 40 profiles of our hottest actors, directors, writers, and producers / Clyde Taylor. Code Magazine, 48-85, March 2000.
This "Special Collector's Issue" covers a panoramic view of black Hollywood. It is insightful and historic in its coverage. It also covers many known figures in the industry, but it adds others who may not be known for their contributions to cinematography.

May all your fences have gates : essays on the drama of August Wilson / edited by Alan Nadel. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1994. PS3573.I45677 Z78 1994
Includes: I want a Black director / by August Wilson

The next Spielberg is a black chick : women of color behind the screen / Amy Linden. Honey Magazine, 4(8): 90-92, November 2003.
The author's article centers around the revelation of women working in the movie industry as Hollywood directors, producers, publicity persons, and script writers. The article captures short, biographical, job related facts in the lives of six women working behind the camera in the movie business: Patricia Joseph, Robi Reed, Caran Hartsfield, Kisha Imani Cameron, Lisa Sorensen, and Lisa Cortes.

Prominent black film directors in the past 50 years / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 12(5): 44-53, March 1997.

Stepping forward/looking back / Armond White. Film Comment, 36(2):32-39, March/April 2000.
About John Ford's movies and politics of race; including the Directors Guild of America views in retrospect; including a look at the film, The Birth of a Nation and others.

Twenty-five black African filmmakers : a critical study, with filmography and bio-bibliography / Françoise Pfaff. New York : Greenwood Press, 1988. PN1998.A2 P477 1988


DIRECTORS -- KEVIN HOOKS

One of Hollywood's top directors : Kevin Hooks / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 11(12): 64-66, October 1996.
Interview.


DIRECTORS -- SPIKE LEE

Denzel Washington stars as Malcolm X in Spike Lee film. Jet, 83(6): 36-40, November 30, 1992.

Film theory goes to the movies / edited by Jim Collins, Hilary Radner, and Ava Preacher Collins. New York : Routledge, 1993. PN1994 .F43915 1993
Includes: Spike Lee and the fever in the racial jungle / Ed Guerrero

Five for five : the films of Spike Lee / Spike Lee ; essays by Terry McMillan ... [et al.] ; photographs by David Lee ; foreword by Melvin van Peebles ; introduction by Spike Lee. New York : Stewart, Tabori and Chang : Distributed in the U.S. by Workman Pub., 1991. PN1998.3.L44 A3 1991

The godfather / Kevin Powell. Vibe, 2(5): 62-67, June/July 1994.
About Spike Lee's films and notes on his stars: "Spike Lee's extended family."

Hollywood celebrities who've won fame in front of the camera and behind it. Jet, 100(3): 46-50, July 2, 2001.
Spotlight on: Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Debbie Allen, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Forest Whitaker, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

The myth of race and the Jungle Fever fallacy / Itabari Njeri. Emerge, 3(1): 59-60, October 1991.
Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.

A revealing look at Spike Lee's changing life / Lynn Norment. Ebony, 49(7): 28-32, May 1994.

Spike Lee's gotta have it : inside guerrilla filmmaking / Spike Lee ; photos by David Lee. New York : Simon and Schuster, c1987. PN1997.S4725 L44 1987


DIRECTORS -- OSCAR MICHEAUX

Black novelist as white racist : the myth of black inferiority in the novels of Oscar Micheaux / Joseph A. Young. New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.

From Oscar Micheaux to Eddie Murphy : Black America's rich film history / Narine Dalton. Ebony, 43(4): 132-138, February 1988.

Me Jane : masculinity, movies, and women / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995. PN1995.9.M46 M35 1995
Includes: Oscar Micheaux's multifaceted portrayals of the African-American male : the good, the bad and the ugly / Charlene Regester

Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2001.

Silent film treasures, rediscovered Steve Parks. Newsday, B2 & B13, September 19, 2000.
About Pearl Bower - author, researcher - dealing with the films of Oscar Micheaux at Huntington, LI's Cinema Arts Centre.

Straight lick : the cinema of Oscar Micheaux / Ronald Green. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2000.

Writing himself into history : Oscar Micheaux, his silent films and his audience / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2000. Ref. PN1998.3.M494B69 2000


DIRECTORS -- EUZHAN PALEY

Filmmaker Euzhan Paley : a palette of passion / Karani Marcia Leslie. American Visions, 15(4): 40-43, August/September 2000.
A successful black woman in the world of filmmakers - Euzhan Paley.


DIRECTORS -- GORDON PARKS

Gordon Parks / Cheo Tyehimba. Vibe, 4(8): 160, October 1996.


DIRECTORS -- OUSMANE SEMBENE

The cinema of Ousmane Sembene : a pioneer of African film / Françoise Pfaff ; foreword by Thomas Cripps. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984. PN1998.A3 S4256 1984


DIRECTORS -- JOHN SINGLETON

John and Janet's justice / Veronica Chambers. YSB, 2(9): 32-38, June/July 1993.
Movie: Poetic Justice.

John Singleton : Higher Learning in Hollywood / Aldore Collier. Ebony, 5(6): 122-128, April 1995.

Rosewood tells story of how white mob destroyed a black town in 1923. Jet, 91(18):56-59, March 24, 1997.

Settling the score / Frank Cassell. Vibe, 4(10): 153-154, December 1996/January 1999.
John Singleton and the Film, Rosewood.


DIRECTORS -- GEORGE TILLMAN JR.

George Tillman, Jr. : cooking a Soul Food recipe for success / David Barr. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 38, December 1997.
Writer and director of the movie Soul Food.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS

Early black American playwrights and dramatic writers : a biographical directory and catalog of plays, films, and broadcasting scripts / Bernard L. Peterson, Jr. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. PS153.N5 P44 1990

From page to screen / Taressa Stovall. Emerge, 7(5): 38-42, March 1996.
African-American books made into films.

Hollywood hot and code : 40 profiles of our hottest actors, directors, writers, and producers / Clyde Taylor. Code Magazine, 48-85, March 2000.
This "Special Collector's Issue" covers a panoramic view of black Hollywood. It is insightful and historic in its coverage. It also covers many known figures in the industry, but it adds others who may not be known for their contributions to cinematography.

The next Spielberg is a black chick : women of color behind the screen / Amy Linden. Honey Magazine, 4(8): 90-92, November 2003.
The author's article centers around the revelation of women working in the movie industry as Hollywood directors, producers, publicity persons, and script writers. The article captures short, biographical, job related facts in the lives of six women working behind the camera in the movie business: Patricia Joseph, Robi Reed, Caran Hartsfield, Kisha Imani Cameron, Lisa Sorensen, and Lisa Cortes.

NEW! Role reversal : Hollywood writers take their act from print to screen and vice versa / Lisa Kennedy. Black Issues Books Review, 4(4): 24-26, July/August 2002.
Inside look at some of the authors and screenwriters who are selling their talents as African American writers with an eye on the movie industry.

West of Eden : writers in Hollywood, 1928-1940 / Richard Fine. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.


WRITERS -- MAYA ANGELOU

Down in the delta : Maya Angelou brings the story of human truths to life. Ebony, 54(4): 96-100, February 1999.

Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard star in Maya Angelou's family movie Down in the Delta. Jet, 95(4): 58-62, December 21, 1998.


WRITERS -- JAMES BALDWIN

The devil finds work : an essay / James Baldwin. New York : Dell, 1990, c1976. PS3552.A45 Z515 1990x


WRITERS -- RICHARD DURHAM

Richard Durham's Destination freedom : scripts from radio's black legacy, 1948-50 / Richard Durham ; edited by J. Fred Macdonald. New York : Praeger, 1989. PN6120.N4 D87 1989


WRITERS -- TONI MORRISON

Existence in black : an anthology of black existential philosophy / edited and with an introduction by Lewis R. Gordon. New York : Routledge, 1997. B936 .E85 1997
Includes: Toni Morrison at the movies : theorizing race through Imitation of life (for Barbara Siegel) / Gary Schwartz


WRITERS -- WALTER MOSLEY

Into the light : Walter Mosley finally breaks out of the box / Greg Tate. Vibe, 6(10): 176, December 1998/1999.


WRITERS -- JOHN RIDLEY

John Ridley. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 58-59, 62, January 1998.
Screenwriter and author.


WRITERS -- MELVIN VAN PEEBLES

Holly legend / Nick Charles. Savoy Magazine, 2(3): 72-75, April 2002.
About Melvin Van Peebles, independent filmmaker.

Panther party / Kendra Lee. YSB, 4(8): 32-40, May 1995.
About Melvin Van Peeble's movie, Panther.


WRITERS -- ALICE WALKER

The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life spirit, art, and the making of the film, The Color Purple, ten years later / Alice Walker. New York : Scribner, c1996. PS3573.A425 Z47 1996


WRITERS -- AUGUST WILSON

May all your fences have gates : essays on the drama of August Wilson / edited by Alan Nadel. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1994. PS3573.I45677 Z78 1994
Includes: I want a Black director / by August Wilson

TELEVISION AND RADIO

The adventures of Amos 'n' Andy : a social history of an American phenomenon / Melvin Patrick Ely. New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. PN1991.77.A6 E49 1991

Black list : the concise reference guide to publications and broadcasting media of black America, Africa and the Caribbean. New York, Panther House [1970] Reference P88.8 .B6

Black love in movies and on television / Thomas Carter. Ebony, 46(4): 162-169.

Blacks and white TV : African Americans in television since 1948 / J. Fred MacDonald. Chicago : Nelson-Hall Publishers, c1992. PN1992.8.A34 M3 1992

Blacks in American films and television : an encyclopedia / Donald Bogle. New York : Garland Pub., 1988. Reference PN1995.9.N4 B58 1988

Blacks in film and television : a Pan-African bibliography of films filmmakers, and performers / compiled by John Gray. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. Reference Z5784.M9 G72 1990

The Cosby show : audiences, impact, and implications / Linda K. Fuller. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. PN1992.77.C68 F84 1992

Early black American playwrights and dramatic writers : a biographical directory and catalog of plays, films, and broadcasting scripts / Bernard L. Peterson, Jr. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. PS153.N5 P44 1990

Entrepreneurs of profit and pride : from black-appeal to radio soul / Mark Newman. New York : Praeger, 1988. PN1991.8.A35 N49 1988

National black media directory / Martin Pollack, editor. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida : Alliance Publishers, [1989?] Reference P94.5.A37 N37 1989x

Perspectives of black popular culture / edited by Harry B. Shaw. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1990. E185.86 .P48 1990
Includes: Bill Cosby : TV auteur? / Bishetta D. Merritt

Richard Durham's Destination freedom : scripts from radio's black legacy, 1948-50 / Richard Durham ; edited by J. Fred Macdonald. New York : Praeger, 1989. PN6120.N4 D87 1989

Slavery, revisited : PBS' Africans in America is TV's first full-scale documentary to examine this traumatic part of our past / Verne Gay. Newsday: Fanfare, D12-D13, D18, October 18, 1998.

HIP HOP MUSIC
see also: Will Smith

Broadband beats : hip-hop online / Rufus Fulton Young. Newsday, C3, April 19, 2000.
Discusses websites

Bustin' movies : tracking hip-hop's Hollywood bum-rush / Ann Brown. The Source, no.113: 160-164, February 1999.

Gender, race, and class in media : a text-reader / edited by Gail Dines and Jean M. Humez. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c1995. P96.S452 U64 1995
Includes: Music videos and rap music : cultural conflict and control in the age of the image.

Hip Hop at the movies : rappers produce reel profits on the silver screen / Sakina P. Spruell. Black Enterprise, 32(12): 62-66, July 2002.
A market was created by the popularity of the world of hip-hop. Hollywood took it from there - and now a host of hip-hop artists are making movies with million dollar profits. This short article captures the essence of these profitable movies. The artists and top 25 films are featured.

Hip-Hop Nation : after 20 years how it's changed America / John Farley Christopher. Time, 153(5): 54-64, February 8, 1999.

LL Cool J : winning the rap game / Melissa Ewey. EM Ebony Man, 13(2): 80-82, December 1997.

Noizemakers of 1998. Rap Pages, 8(1): 22-75, January 1999.

Rap rules : with Lauryn Hill leading the charge, rap music at 20 has grown from a niche urban rhythm to a mainstream cultural force / Letta Tayler. Newsday: FanFare, D12-D13, March 21, 1999.

Rap vs. the press : Blaze editor is point man for issues of hip-hop and criticism / Alona Wartofsky. Newsday, B3, B9, January 11, 1999.

Rappers go Hollywood : big-time musicmakers take their skills to the big screen and stage / Joy Bennett Kinnon. Ebony, 57(9): 88-93, July 2002.

Staying power : Ice T and Chuck D rap about life in the hip hop trenches / Danyel Smith. Vibe, 4(7): 158-159, September 1996.

Taking to the streets : hip-hop hits the charts / John Leland and Allison Samuels. Newsweek, 132(18): 70-72, November 2, 1998.

Usher! : backstage with the hottest teenager in music / Kevin Chappell. Ebony, 53(10): 118-120, August 1998.

THEATRE

Anthology of the American negro in the theatre : a critical approach / Compiled and edited with an introd. by Lindsay Patterson. New York, Publishers Co. [1968] PN2226 .P3 1968

A century of musicals in black and white : an encyclopedia of musical stage works by, about, or involving African Americans / Bernard L. Peterson, Jr. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993. Reference ML102.M88 P37 1993

Dusky maidens : the odyssey of the early black dramatic actress / Jo A. Tanner. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. PN2286 .T36 1992

Early black American playwrights and dramatic writers : a biographical directory and catalog of plays, films, and broadcasting scripts / Bernard L. Peterson, Jr. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. PS153.N5 P44 1990

May all your fences have gates : essays on the drama of August Wilson / edited by Alan Nadel. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1994. PS3573.I45677 Z78 1994
Includes: I want a Black director / by August Wilson

The negro in the American theatre / Edith Juliet Rich Isaacs. College Park, Md. McGrath Pub. Co. [1968, c1947] PN2286 .I8 1968

Rhapsodies in black : art of the Harlem Renaissance / David A. Bailey ... [et al.]. London : Hayward Gallery, the Institute of International Visual Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. N6538.N5 R56 1997 OVSZ
Includes: Re/birth of a nation / Richard J. Powell ; Voodoo MacBeth / Simon Callow ; Like the gypsy's daughter : or beyond the potency of Josephine Baker's eroticism / Andrea D. Barnwell ; Paul Robeson and the problem of modernism / Jeffrey C. Stewart

Shakespeare in sable : a history of black Shakespearean actors / Errol Hill ; foreword by John Houseman. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1984. PR3105 .H54 1984

Upstaging Big Daddy : directing theater as if gender and race matter / Ellen Donkin and Susan Clement, editors. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1993. PN2270.F45 U68 1993
Includes: Black text, white director : issues of race and gender in directing African-American drama / Ellen Donkin

Voices of the black theatre / Loften Mitchell. Clifton, N.J. : J. T. White, [1975] PN2286 .M5

AFRICAN AND INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

Black African cinema / Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994. PN1993.5.A35 U4 1994bcbc

Black filmmakers in Africa and America / Harold D. Weaver Jr. Sightlines, 9(3): 7-8, 12, Spring 1976.

Black list : the concise reference guide to publications and broadcasting media of black America, Africa and the Caribbean. New York, Panther House [1970] Reference P88.8 .B6

Blacks in film and television : a Pan-African bibliography of films filmmakers, and performers / compiled by John Gray. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. Reference Z5784.M9 G72 1990

Cataloging the African studies film and slide collections / by Steven G. Ohrn. [Bloomington] : African Studies Program, Indiana University, 1974. Library Science Z695.718 .O37

The cinema of apartheid : race and class in South African film / Keyan Tomaselli. New York : Smyrna/Lake View Press, c1988. PN1993.5.S6 T58 1988

The cinema of Ousmane Sembene : a pioneer of African film / Françoise Pfaff ; foreword by Thomas Cripps. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984. PN1998.A3 S4256 1984

Directory of African film-makers and films / compiled and edited by Keith Shiri. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. Reference PN1993.5.A35 S48 1992

Interventions : feminist dialogues on Third World women's literature and film / edited by Bishnupriya Ghosh and Brinda Bose. New York : Garland, 1997. PN98.W64 I58 1996

Questions of third cinema / edited by Jim Pines and Paul Willemen. London : BFI Pub., 1989. PN1993.5.D44 Q47 1989
Third world and African

Tropical multiculturalism : a comparative history of race in Brazilian cinema and culture / Robert Stam. Durham : Duke University Press, 1997. PN1993.5.B6 S7 1997


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