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Showing posts with label 1924. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1924. Show all posts

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. ***

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Son of Satan (1924) [Lost Film]



The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Apr 07, 1923 · Page 12

Starring:
Storyline
Also known as "The Ghost of Tolston's Manor." The story revolves around the experiences of a man going to a haunted house and staying all night because of a bet.
**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Flaming Crisis (1924) [Lost Film]



Starring:
Storyline
Robert Mason, an aggressive newspaperman, exposes the methods of Martin Leither, labor leader & political power. As a result, Mason's engagement to Vivian Leither is broken. At the reception at the home of Dr. Walter McWalter, Leither is murdered. Mason is accused and convicted. After several years in prison, he escapes and makes his way into the cattle lands of the southwest where he meets Tex Miller, a daughter of the prairie. He incurs the hatred of Buck Conley, who is also the mysterious 'Night Terror', leader of an outlaw gang and Mason is soon involved in a series of thrilling adventures. After overcoming his enemies, he realized that he is an escaped convict. Then something big and entirely unexpected happens, which brings happiness to the lovers. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Reverend S. S. Jones - Home Movies [1924-1928]















Reverend Solomon Sir Jones documented African-American life, culture, and success in Oklahoma a few years after the Tulsa Race Riots. His films demonstrate the nuance and diversity of the Black community during the period. His camera captures children, deacons, young professionals, homemakers, businessmen, community leaders, landowners, field workers, students, and neighbors. Some of his subjects included formerly enslaved men and women and their descendants who built these thriving towns. Together, these communities worked, worshiped, played celebrated, loved and mourned together. Jones takes considerable care to illustrate how they built something special - self-sustaining and self-determined societies.

-Mary N. Elliot, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture


This film was restored by Kino Lorber which was archived in the Library of Congress and released in a 5 disc box set: Pioneers of African American Cinema.