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 1942. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1942. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Syncopation (1942)











































Starring:
In New Orleans, young Kit Latimer (Bonita Granville), who loves and plays the African-American music of the city, moves to Chicago with her architect father, George (Adolphe Menjou). Over the next several years Kit discovers that the ragtime of her childhood has developed into jazz and continues performing. Struggling coronet player Johnny Schumacher (Jackie Cooper) befriends Kit, who is then arrested after her music incites a riot at a club. Upon her release, Kit forms a band with Johnny.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Take My Life [a.k.a. Murder Rap] (1942) [Lost Film]





The New York Age
New York, New York, New York
Sat, Jul 04, 1942 · Page 10


The New York Age
New York, New York, New York
Sat, Jun 27, 1942 · Page 10

Starring:
Storyline
The Harlem Dead End Kids are brought to the brink of tragedy when one of their gang members is framed for murder. They suddenly see the error of their ways and join the United States Army and learn what it's like to be real men.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bli-Blip (1942, Soundie)













Starring:

Storyline
Paul White and Marie Bryant performs "Bli-Blip." Music by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.