Marie Doro - December 1913 - Silent Film Actress (b. May 25, 1882) - Photo by Bassano Ltd. - @~ Mlle

Marie Doro - December 1913 - Silent Film Actress (b. May 25, 1882) - Photo by Bassano Ltd. - @~ Mlle

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Nina Mae McKinney shines bright as Chick in King Vidor’s Hallelujah (1929) available again on DVD from the Warner Archive

Nina Mae McKinney shines bright as Chick in King Vidor’s Hallelujah (1929) available again on DVD from the Warner Archive

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"Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams. "  --Rudolph Valentino - 1923

"Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams. " --Rudolph Valentino - 1923

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When Lena Horne was signed to MGM in 1942, it must have seemed that black actresses were finally overcoming racism. But in fact, little progress was made…Bourne’s tale of ‘a star who should not have been forgotten’ is brief, and poignant. He takes a respectful approach to McKinney’s life and work…attention to detail helps to put McKinney back in her rightful place

When Lena Horne was signed to MGM in 1942, it must have seemed that black actresses were finally overcoming racism. But in fact, little progress was made…Bourne’s tale of ‘a star who should not have been forgotten’ is brief, and poignant. He takes a respectful approach to McKinney’s life and work…attention to detail helps to put McKinney back in her rightful place

Picture This - Temptation (1936) Written, Produced, & Directed by Oscar Micheaux - Starring Andrew S Bishop, Ethel Moses, Lorenzo Tucker, Hilda Rogers, & Slick Chester #BlackMovies #BlackFilms #ChakaRastar

Picture This - Temptation (1936) Written, Produced, & Directed by Oscar Micheaux - Starring Andrew S Bishop, Ethel Moses, Lorenzo Tucker, Hilda Rogers, & Slick Chester #BlackMovies #BlackFilms #ChakaRastar

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