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Showing posts with label 1926. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1926. Show all posts

Friday, December 21, 2018

A Prince of His Race (1926) [Lost Film]

The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Jan 29, 1927 · Page 15
The Bee
Danville, Danville, Virginia
Mon, Feb 14, 1927 · Page 12
The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Oct 16, 1926 · Page 9
The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Oct 16, 1926 · Page 9
The New York Age
New York, New York, New York
Sat, Dec 04, 1926 · Page 6
The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Aug 28, 1926 · Page 9
The New York Age
New York, New York, New York
Sat, Aug 28, 1926 · Page 6
Starring:

Storyline
The story deals with a young man who is sent to prison on the evidence of one whom he thought was his friend. The hero is ostracized by the townfolk after his release from prison. This forces him to leave town and incidentally leads him towards success. The friend whom he went to prison to save proves false and bribes the father of the hero's sweetheart to persuade her to marry him. Having successfully intercepted all of the letters of the missing lover, he feels all is going according to plan, and proceeds to plan the wedding. The bride is all ready, and the bridesmaids are in waiting, the preacher arrives — what happens next is the climax of the picture.

*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Conjure Woman (1926) [Lost Film]

The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Jul 24, 1926 · Page 9

Daily Press
Newport News, Newport News, Virginia, United States of America
Sun, Aug 15, 1926 · Page 20

Daily Press
Newport News, Newport News, Virginia, United States of America
Sat, Aug 21, 1926 · Page 6

The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, May 21, 1927 · Page 2
Starring:

Storyline
Screenplay adapted from Charles Chestnutt's novel by the same title.

*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926)























Starring:

 
Storyline
A man is swindled out of his mill business and turns to drink. After losing his daughter who is hit in the head by a glass during a bar brawl, he is reborn and runs for mayor a couple years later.

Based on the popular temperance poem by Timothy Shay Arthur, this rarely-seen version was performed by an African-American cast, and features an especially compelling performance by Charles Gilpin. It is the only surviving film produced by the Colored Players Film Corporation of Philadelphia, and was mastered from 35mm film elements preserved by the George Eastman House.

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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Flying Ace (1926)





























Starring:
Storyline
A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with $25,000 of company payroll, locate a missing employee, and capture a gang of railroad thieves. The film was divided into four chapters, so that exhibitors could show the film as a feature or as a four-episode serial.

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.