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Blaxploitation films -- United States

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Blaxploitation Cinema Pressbooks and Posters

Identifier: 2014.194
Content Description The collection contains pressbooks and posters of over 40 blaxploitation films. The pressbooks contain articles about the film, the stars and the filmmakers, as well as samples of proposed publicity campaigns, plot synopses, credits and other information. Many of the posters were used to advertise the films in local theaters, some doctored to suit white audiences while others have directions that specified "for black audiences only." Some of the movies include Shaft's Big Score, Blacula,...
Dates: Other: 1968-1976

Keystone View Company Collection Tour of the World

Identifier: MS 00008
Scope and Contents This collection contains a full set of stereoviews from the Keystone View Company's "Tour of the World" series.  The set includes stereoview images from six continents, excluding Antarctica. The scenes capture diverse people, monuments, and landscapes.  Each stereoview has a description of the scene located on the back.  The descriptions are often ethno-centric towards non-western cultures.  Points of interest include European-controlled Africa, the Middle East before the creation of Israel,...
Dates: circa 1892-1933, 1936

Mr. Kool Screenplay and Lobby Cards

Identifier: SC 00139
Scope and Contents A Sanford Howard production of the screenplay, Mr. Kool final draft script dated June 19, 1973. The film was released in the United States  August 7, 1974 titled Together Brothers.  As part of the Blaxploitation Cinema, the story is about an African American policeman, nicknamed Mr. Kool, who is gunned down in a poor neighborhood in Galveston, Texas.  The only witness to the crime was a young boy named Tommy who is rendered...
Dates: 1973

Racial and Ethnic Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Mss 1.05
Scope and Contents The racial and ethnic ephemera collection contains various materials regarding race, ethnicity, and racism in the United States. The collection includes papers and items that promote racial prejudice and propaganda. The collection also contains items and papers that exemplify the fight for civil and equal rights. African Americans are the most broadly represented group in the collection. Other ethnic groups include Native Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Muslim Americans, and...
Dates: 1778-2005

Willie Dynamite Screenplay

Identifier: SC 00125
Scope and Contents Final screenplay for the American Blaxploitation film Willie Dynamite produced by Universal Studios in 1973.  Production of the film was released in 1974 directed by Gilbert Moses and starred Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, and Joyce Walker.  Willie Dynamite is the central figure in the movie who is a pimp in Manhattan whose goal is to be number one in the city.  Cora, a social worker, tries to change Willie Dynamite's ways and also of those whom...
Dates: 1973