Saturday, February 26, 2022

With a Cast of Colored Artists -- February 26, 2022

Wichita Eagle, 26-February-1922

The Burden of Race was a race film made by Reol Productions in 1921.

Arkansas Democrat, 12-February-1921

The Black Thunderbolt starred ex-heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. I assume that the name of the theater was supposed to be "The Plaza."

Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer, 20-February-1922

Meanwhile, Jack Johnson was also touring the country with "His Vaudeville Jubilee."

Dallas Express, 28-February-1922

We have seen that John Harris, owner and manager of the Grand Central Theater in Dallas, had a policy of showing race films, but there was a paucity of product. On this bill, all the movies were mainstream productions.

California Eagle, 25-February-1922

Clarence Brooks, who appeared in many race films, was an officer in the Lincoln Motion Picture Company. He went east to do company business, and was happy to get home.

Dallas Express, 04-February-1922

A group of white people formed the Constellation Film Company to make race films. I can't find anything in the IMDB, but I will keep looking.

Perth Amboy Evening News, 17-February-1922

Shuffle Along was not a movie, but a 1921 musical revue that influenced Broadway shows for many years. Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle composed the music and wrote the lyrics. Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles wrote the comic scenes. 

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