The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Showing posts with label 1940s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940s. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Blowtop Blues (1945, Soundie)















Starring:

Cab Calloway singing "Blowtop Blues".

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Half-Past Jump Time (1945, Soundie)













Starring:

Storyline
Soundie featuring Mable Lee and Deryck Sampson's Band in "Half-Past Jump Time."

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Swanee Showboat (1945) [Lost Film]



Tampa Bay Times
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sun, Mar 14, 1948 · Page 3


The Decatur Daily
Decatur, Alabama
Thu, Apr 20, 1950 · Page 11

Starring:

Storyline
Unknown storyline.

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

That Man of Mine (1946) [Lost Film]




The Daily Times
Salisbury, Maryland
Thu, Nov 27, 1947 · Page 18


The Crowley Post-Signal
Crowley, Louisiana
Sat, Oct 18, 1947 · Page 3


Statesville Daily Record
Statesville, North Carolina
Wed, Mar 02, 1949 · Page 6


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stars on Parade (1946)




































Starring:

Storyline
Jane Bennett (Jane Cooley) and Bob Howard are responsible for putting together a radio show for a cosmetic company, but plans fall short when they are unable to find talent. Jane's brothers, Johnny (Milton Woods), who owns the studio, returns from the war, and he and his girlfriend, Patty (Francine Everett), decides to stop by the studio. As they arrive, they realize the talent level is not very good and begin to worry about the contract from the company will not be renewed. By fate, two radio stars, Don DeHaven (Duke Williams) and Lucille Nester (Claire Graham), are stranded in front of the studio, and Bob Howard and Johnny greet them. With the help of the radio stars, Johnny and Jane must entertain their guests while they gathered talent for the show.

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