BFMM Bibliography

BLACK FOLKS MAKE MOVIES "Working" BIBLIOGRAPHY

A "working document", this list will be added to regularly. The list will help with aspects of Black American film theory, research & practice. Always interesting to see what folks are up to and what entries stand the test of time. FYI, listings are alphabetically by author.

S. Torriano Berry; Venise T. Berry. Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 2007. 394pp.

Donald Bogle. Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies & Bucks; Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, An Interpretive History of Black Hollywood: The Story of Black Hollywood Paperback – January 31, 2006; Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams:

Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2001.

Gerald R. Butters. Black Manhood on the Silent Screen. University Press of Kansas. 2002. 270pp.

The black cinema / Robert Chrisman, editor. The Black Scholar, 21(2): 2-57, March/April/May 1990.

Thomas Cripps. Slow Fade to Black: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942. Oxford University Press. 1993. 447pp.

Thomas Cripps. Black Film as Genre. Indiana University Press. 1978. 184pp.

Manthia Diawara (editor). Black American Cinema. Routledge. 1993. 324pp.

Melvin Burke Donalson. Black Directors in Hollywood. University of Texas Press. 2003. 375pp.

Anna Everett. Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949. Duke University Press. 2001. 365pp.

Jane M. Gaines. Fire & Desire: Mixed-Race Movies in the Silent Era. University of Chicago Press. 2001. 359pp.

W. R. Grant. Post-Soul Black Cinema: Discontinuities, Innovations, and Breakpoints, 1970-1995. Routledge. 2004. 96pp.

Ed Guerrero. Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film. Temple University Press. 1993. 255pp.

G. William Jones. Black Cinema Treasures: Lost and Found. University of North Texas. 1991. 242pp.

A separate cinema : fifty years of black-cast posters / John Kisch and Edward Mapp ; preface by Spike Lee ; introduction by Donald Bogle. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. PN1995.9.P5 K57 1992

Phyllis Rauch Klotman. Frame by Frame: A Black Filmography. Indiana University Press. 1979. 700pp.

Edward Mapp. Blacks in American Films: Today and Yesterday. Scarecrow Press. 1972. 278pp.

Paula J. Massood. Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film. Temple University Press. 2003. 268pp.

James P. Murray. To Find an Image: Black Films from Uncle Tom to Super Fly. Bobbs-Merrill. 1973. 205pp.

Jim Pines. Blacks in Films: A Survey of Racial Themes and Images in the American Film. Studio Vista. 1975. 143pp.

Anne Powers. Blacks in American Movies: A Selected Bibliography. Scarecrow Press. 1974. 157pp.

Mark A. Reid. Redefining Black film. University of California Press. 1993. 170pp.; Black Lenses, Black Voices: African American Film Now. Rowman & Littlefield. 2005. 136pp.

Jesse Algeron Rhines. Black Film, White Money. Rutgers University Press. 1996. 195pp.

Cedric J. Robinson. Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film Before World War II. UNC Press Books. 2007. 431pp.

Henry T. Sampson. Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films. Scarecrow Press. 1995. 735pp.

Valerie Smith (editor). Representing Blackness: Issues in Film and Video. Rutgers University Press. 1997. 240pp.

Jacqueline Najuma Stewart. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. University of California Press. 2005. 343pp.

Samuel Craig Watkins. Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema. University of Chicago Press. 1998. 314pp.

Gladstone Lloyd Yearwood. Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African American Aesthetic Tradition. Africa World Press. 2000. 263pp.

Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge, 1993. PN1995.9.N4 B45 1993

The Black Film Collection of Tyler, Texas Represents a collection of twenty-two separate titles adding to the history of black cinematography from as early as 1921-1955. Many of these films were hidden and shelved away - but this book now brings to life a host of all black movies, titles, and directors. Lots of photos and scenes; includes a list of films in the appendix.