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Advertisement for A Prince of His Race

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A single sheet, black and white flier sized advertisement for the film A Prince of His Race. The advertisement featureseight vignettes of scenes from the movie arranged around the center. Each scene has a small card with a caption explaining the scene. At center is black text that reads [THE SURPRISE CREATION / OF THE CENTURY / " A PLAY WITH A PUROSE" / the Most Elaborate All-Colored Production / Ever Conceived / Full of Thrills-Punch-Action-Lavish Scenes / Gorgeous Gowns / Six Months in the Making and at / a Tremendous Cost / A PRINCE OF HIS RACE].

Stock certificate for Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Elaborately engraved stock certificate issued to Arthur C. Young by the Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation. The certificate is engraved on cream colored paper with a brown decorative border with a silver seal affixed to the bottom left corner.

Lobby card for Girl in Room 20

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie Girl in Room 20. The card is comprised of several images. One is a black-and-white image of two men and a woman. The woman (Geraldine Brock) is cowering in a chair and looking at one of the men who is making a fist and threatening the other man, who is down on the floor looking back up at him. There is another black-and-white image of the same woman standing in front of a counter in an office signing a document. She is dressed in a suit and hat and holding a purse. There is a man in a suit standing on the other side of a counter. In the upper proper right corner there is a red image of a woman dressed in a fur coat and holding a gun. In the lower proper right corner there is a a cartoon drawing also printed in red of a man punching another man. In the center and lower proper left there is text that reads [GERALDINE BROCK/ AS THE/ GIRL in ROOM 20/ Spencer WILLIAMS. July JONES/ OUTSTANDING COLORED CAST SMASH HIT].

Film poster for The Exile

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This movie poster from "The Exile" depicts a man and woman in a close embrace. Standing against a grey-blue background, the man, wearing a tan coat, stands sideways to the viewer. He has his arms around a young woman in a pink patterned dress and white collar. Standing sideways to the viewer, she rests her hands on the man's chest. Above their head are the words "Mighty Modern ALL TALKING Epic of Negro Life / THE EXILE / with a Cast of Colored Stars ------ Adapted from / 'The Conquest' / Written and Directed by Oscar Micheaux." At the bottom left corner are the words "Distributed by / Fayette Picture / Corporation." There is a wide white margin around the edge of the poster. In the bottom right corner is a circular logo with the words "The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y. /30407/Lithographed in U.S.A."

Lobby card for Lying Lips

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie "Lying Lips". The card is comprised of an image of women standing in two lines to form a v-shape and wearing different colored bikinis. They are standing in front of a stage where a band is playing. The women have one arm raised and another arm out by their sides in a diagonal formation. The men in the band are all wearing tuxes. There are red curtains visible in front of the stage and green plants at the side. In front of the women there are people sitting at tables. In the upper proper right corner is text that reads [OSCAR MICHEAUX/ presents/ LYING LIPS]. In the lower proper left corner there is a box with text that reads [EDNA MAE HARRIS/ The Personality Girl/ And an All Star/ COLORED CAST].

Lobby card for Lying Lips

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie "Lying Lips". The card is comprised of an image of a woman (Edna Mae Harris) wearing a red hat, red and white checkered jacket, and green top and standing in front of a high desk or bench presumably at a courthouse or police station. Behind her is a man (Robert Earl Jones) in a brown suit with a red tie and a hat. Next to them is a man dressed as a police officer and sitting on the other side of the desk is a man in a blue uniform. The man sitting behind the desk is writing in a book. In the background a door is visible. In the upper proper right corner is text that reads [OSCAR MICHEAUX/ presents/ LYING LIPS]. In the lower proper left corner there is a box with text that reads [EDNA MAE HARRIS/ The Personality Girl/ And an All Star/ COLORED CAST].

Stock certificate for Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A stock certificate for 16 shares from the Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation. The certificate is off-white paper with rust, gray, and black designs and text. At the top center of the certificate there is a drawing of a torch. To the left of the drawing a box reads: [Number / 5443] and a box on the right reads: [Shares / 16]. Text below the boxes and drawings reads: [Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation / Incorporated under the Laws of the State of Delaware / Capital Stock $1,000,000.00]. The certificate is made out to W.J and Ed. F. Fink, by hand in blue ink. Additional text conveys information about the stock shares. The certificate is signed by the secretary and president of the corporation in the bottom center of the stock. To the left of the signatures is a foil seal. Below the signatures, text inside the decorative scroll work reads: [Shares $10.00 Each]. The back of the document is broken up into three sections, indicating that the document would have been presented as a tri-fold. The section to the left has rust colored pre-printed text with blank spaces to be filled in by hand to fill out if the stock were transferred. The center section has rust and black decorations and text indicating the amount of shares, the type of stock, the corporation, the recipient, and the date. The section to the right is blank.

Stock certificate for Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A stock certificate for 16 shares from the Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation. The certificate is off-white paper with rust, gray, and black designs and text. At the top center of the certificate there is a drawing of a torch. To the left of the drawing a box reads: [Number / 8113] and a box on the right reads: [Shares / 2]. Text below the boxes and drawings reads: [Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation / Incorporated under the Laws of the State of Delaware / Capital Stock $1,000,000.00]. The certificate is made out to Arthur C. Young, by hand in blue ink. Additional text conveys information about the stock shares. The certificate is signed by the secretary and president of the corporation in the bottom center of the stock. To the left of the signatures is a foil seal. Below the signatures, text inside the decorative scroll work reads: [Shares $10.00 Each]. The back of the document is broken up into three sections, indicating that the document would have been presented as a tri-fold. The section to the left has rust colored pre-printed text with blank spaces to be filled in by hand to fill out if the stock were transferred. The center section has rust and black decorations and text indicating the amount of shares, the type of stock, the corporation, the recipient, and the date. The section to the right is blank.

Lobby card for Lying Lips

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie "Lying Lips". The card is comprised of an image of a woman (Edna Mae Harris) dancing with her right arm raised toward her head. She is wearing a dark red dress with a sheer black overlay that ties at a small bow at her neck. There are yellow embroidered flowers on the overlay. There are men and women smiling and dancing behind her. A woman in a bright yellow dress is dancing with a man in a tux in the background. In the upper proper right corner is text that reads [OSCAR MICHEAUX/ presents/ LYING LIPS]. In the lower proper left corner there is a box with text that reads [EDNA MAE HARRIS/ The Personality Girl/ And an All Star/ COLORED CAST].

Lobby card for The Betrayal

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie "The Betrayal". The card is comprised of a black-and-white image of a man and woman standing in a room in front of another man lying on the carpet on the floor. The man on the floor appears to be dead. The woman is wearing a dark shiny dress and is holding a gun at her side in her left hand. Her right hand is resting on her chest and her face appears to be in a state of shock. The man standing next to her is wearing a light colored suit and hat and is extending his hand toward her. In the lower proper left there is a box with text that reads [GREATEST NEGRO PHOTOPLAY OF ALL TIME/ ASTOR PICTURES Presents/ The/ Betrayal/ OSCAR MICHEAUX'S/ Thrilling Motion Picture Epic/ Based on the immortal novel/ "THE WIND FROM NOWHERE"].

Lobby card for Gun Moll aka Gun Smashers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A lobby card for the movie "Gun Moll". The card is comprised of a black-and-white image of four men standing around a desk in an office talking. Three of the men are wearing suits and hats and one man is wearing a tux. The man in the tux has his thumb extended and wide eyes and he is looking at the man opposite him who has his arm extended at his side and his palm facing up. On the desk are telephones, papers and pens. In the background another desk is visible as our curtains and blinds on a window. In the lower proper left corner there is text that reads ["GUN MOLL"/ FORMERLY RELEASED UNDER THE TITLE OF "GANG SMASHERS"/ WITH NINA MAE/ MCKINNEY/ DISTRIBUTED BY TODDY PICTURES].

Lobby card for The Song of Freedom

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The lobby card depicts three men in the foreground with five men in the background. The men in the background are working with large barrels and cans, while the three men up front appear to be talking to each other. The first man on the left wearing blue overalls is sitting. The other two standing men are both in long sleeve shirts with their sleeves rolled up. One man's shirt is yellow while the other is red. In the left of the lobby card in the border are depictions of bodiless heads on spikes. The lobby card reads "Song of Freedom, Inc. / presents/ Paul Robeson in/ The Song of Freedom."

Sir David Attenborough and His Crew Race to Film a Walking Shark

Smithsonian Channel
Step behind the scenes as Attenborough and his intrepid crew battle against the falling tide to capture footage of one of nature's most enigmatic creatures: the epaulette shark. From the Series: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef http://bit.ly/2GF3AdE

Film still for Buck and Bubbles Laugh Jubilee

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white movie still for Buck and Bubbles Laugh Jubilee. Starting from the left of the photo is a tall man in a top hat with a white shirt, dark jacket, and dark slacks. He is looking at a woman to his left. The woman in the photograph is wearing a light dress and facing the tall man with her mouth open. In between the man and woman is a shorter man also wearing a top hat, bowtie, white shirt, dark jacket, and dark slacks. Below the picture from left to right is text that reads "Toddy Pictures Co. / Presents "Buck and Bubbles Laugh Jubilee" Starring Buck and Bubbles/ In Streamline Version of their Best Riotous Comedy Subjects/ Released Nationally/ Toddy Pictures Co. / Copyright 1946/ Toddy Pictures."

Poster for The Devil's Daughter

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Poster for the film The Devil's Daughter depicting several scenes and characters from the movie, with the movie title across the poster's center in large red letters against a white background. The top section of the poster shows a movie scene with a young woman reclining and two people standing over her. They are surrounded by tropical trees. The young woman wears a short light-colored camisole, while the person standing by her head wears a light-colored shirt and headwrap and holds a knife. The second person wears a light-colored shirt, pants, and panama hat, and holds his right fist up in a threatening manner while looking at the individual holding the knife. A woman in a red sleeveless dress, Nina Mae McKinney, stands at the edge of the scene. She holds a stall staff in her right hand and watches the scene over her left shoulder. Among the tropical foliage next to her is text that reads [Sister Against Siste r/ in a BURNING / DRAMA / OF LOVE / and HATE / in the / TROPICS!]. The bottom of the poster depicts McKinney seated in a three-quarter profile turn, gazing directly at the viewer. She is outlined in a red glow and has devil horns sketched over her head. There is a sketch of a devil's face over her left shoulder. On the left side of the poster is the figure of a man holding a piglet out in front of him. Below this figure is text that reads [See the Sensational / BLOOD DANCE].

Film still for Cabin in the Sky

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A movie still for the 1943 musical film Cabin in the Sky. The photo is in black and white. Starting to the left of the photo is a woman with a large light-colored flower pinned to the front right side of her hair. She is facing forward but her eyes are in the direction of a man to her left. She is wearing a light top with polka dots, hoop earrings, and bracelets on her right forearm. The man to the right of her is wearing a long sleeve collared shirt with the top button unbuttoned and is looking away from the woman. In the bottom right hand corner of the photograph reads the numbers “1267-70."

Press Release from the Lincoln Motion Picture Company

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A press release from the Lincoln Motion Picture Company. The black ink on white paper article gives information about the Lincoln Motion Picture Company and some of the films that is has produced as well as some of the actors associated with the company. The back of the press release is blank.

Press Release from the Lincoln Motion Picture Company

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A press releases from the Lincoln Motion Picture Company. The press release talk about the Lincoln Motion Picture Company going public and making stock options available. The rest of the press release talks about some of the actors associated with the company. The back of the release is blank.

Film still from Pinky

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white film still from the film Pinky. The image depicts a scene of a police officer standing next to a woman who has hiked up her dress to reveal a small dagger. On the other side of the frame stands another man and a woman, both looking at the officer and first woman. All four stand in front of a fence, with trees visible in the background. Beneath the image is printed a licensing notice from National Screen Service Corp. on the left and a copyright notice [Copyright 1948 - 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.] along with [49/607]. At the bottom center is the cast and credit information: [Darryl F. Zanuck presents "PINKY" starring JEANNE CRAIN, / ETHEL BARRYMORE, ETHEL WATERS, WILLIAM LUNDIGAN / Produced by DARRYL F. ZANUCK, Directed by ELIA KAZAN / Printed in U.S.A.].

Poster for Murder on Lenox Ave.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This movie poster depicts a woman lying on the street with a knife in her chest. Wearing a light colored blouse and yellow skirt she lies under a streetlamp in front of a multistoried brick building. At the top margin of the poster in red and white text on a yellow background are the words "MURDER/ ON/ LENOX AVE/ with/ MAMIE SMITH." Beneath these words is a list of cast members. The multistoried brick building rises along the right side of the poster. There are four windows in the building, each with face looking out. At the bottom window is a woman in a red shirt, above her is a woman in a yellow blouse. In the third window is a man in a yellow shirt, and at the top are two men in one window, one of whom wears a striped tie.

Film poster for Gang Smashers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This poster for the film "Gang Smashers" depicts a young woman holding a gun. Shown from the waist up, she wears a dark dress with a fur collar. Her hair is pulled back on her head and she gazes directly at the viewer. From her waist up, the background is orange. Superimposed over her image are the words [Gang Smashers] in large orange letters. Below the title, within a white circle, are the words [with Nina Mae McKinney / All colored cast / Lawrence Criner --Monte Hawley / Reginald Fenderson --Mantan Moreland / Directed by Leo C. Popkin, Original story by Ralph Cooper / A Million Dollar Picture]. Below this white circle are two images; on the left is a woman in an evening dress leading a band. On the right side is a scene of three individuals, two men and a woman.

Poster for Lying Lips

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A poster for the film Lying Lips depicting two women at a small round table. One woman, wearing a colorful patterned dress, is seated with her head propped on her left hand, her left elbow resting on the table. Her right hand rests on the table next to plates of food. The second woman stands next to her but leans with both hands on the table in front of them. She wears a black dress with a white collar, cuffs, and apron. In the poster's upper left corner is black text that reads [OSCAR / MICHEAUX / presents] In the center of the poster in large red text are letters that read ["Lying Lips"]. The bottom third of the poster has a solid red background and text in yellow and black letters that reads [EDNA MAE HARRIS / CARMAN NEWSOME / and an all-star COLORED CAST / copyright / MICHEAUX PICTURES CORPORATION / NEW YORK].
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