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That's Black Entertainment - African-American Contributions in Film and
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Music 1903-1944 Two-tape set. On tape one, Race Movies: The Early History of Black Cinema, discover the beginning of black filmmaking from its earliest days through the '20s. This historic film focuses on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them. Also included are three original short films that were shown in movie houses prior to feature presentations: St. Louis Blues, starring Bessie Smith, Hi-De-Ho, starring Cab Calloway and Boogie-Woogie Dreams, starring Lena Horne. The elegant sights and sounds from some of the biggest names in American music are compiled on tape two, Black Music Videos from the 1940s. These 16 three-minute music videos, called "Soundies," were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s. Artists include Nat "King" Cole, Ida James, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, June Richmond and Count Basie. 106 mins.

Product ID: 28506
Category: Movies/Videos
Supporting language: English
Platforms/media types: VHS Video Tape