Tag Archives: Race

Adventures with D.W. Griffith

Source: Extracts from Karl Brown, Adventures with D.W. Griffith (London: Secker & Warburg, 1973), pp. 86-95 Text: It was a packed house, with swarms of people standing around outside, hoping for cancellations so they could get in anywhere at all, … Continue reading

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Jane Addams Condemns Race Prejudice Film

Source: ‘Jane Addams Condemns Race Prejudice Film’, New York Evening Post, 13 March 1915, p. 4 Text: Jane Addams Condemns Race Prejudice Film Calls It “Pernicious Caricature of Negro Race.” Producer Seems to have Gathered Most Vicious and Grotesque Individuals … Continue reading

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Facts about Birth of a Nation Play at the Colonial

Source: Mrs K.J. Bills, ‘Facts about Birth of a Nation Play at the Colonial’, The Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition), 11 September 1915, p. 3 Text: Facts about Birth of a Nation Play at the Colonial One Who Has Seen … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Female, 22, white, college senior’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), pp. 180-181 Text: The pictures of the South that were in my mind were those given by Harriet B. Stowe. D.W. Griffith’s production, … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Female, 19, white, college junior’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), p. 145 Text: But I shall positively say that Warner Oland, the oriental-looking villain of the screen, was responsible for my mortal dread … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Negro male student in High School. Age 17’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), pp. 254-257 Text: I first became interested in the movies when I had started to kindergarten. I had gone to … Continue reading

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The Journals of Sydney Race

Source: Ann Featherstone (ed.), The Journals of Sydney Race 1892-1900: A Provincial View of Popular Entertainment (London: The Society for Theatre Research, 2007), p. 50 Text: February 1895 During this month Edison’s last greatest invention – the Kinetoscope showing living … Continue reading

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