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Oscar Micheaux, the great and only

the life of America"s first Black filmmaker

by Patrick McGilligan

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American motion picture producers and directors,
  • Biography,
  • Motion picture producers and directors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPatrick McGilligan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.M494 M34 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages402
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24868567M
    ISBN 100060731397
    ISBN 109780060731397
    LC Control Number2007060735
    OCLC/WorldCa80918210

    Oscar Micheaux: The Great and the Only. Harper, Harper, Lisa Rivero is the author of the children's historical fiction novel, Oscar's Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux. Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker. Chapter One. Metropolis, Illinois. Most people pronounced his last name "Mee-show," though some who knew him insist it was "Mi-shaw." The correct pronunciation of his name is only the beginning of the ambiguities and mysteries associated with Oscar Micheaux.

    Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era by Pearl Bowser, et al. (September ) The Great and Only: The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan (June ).   The Great and Only ultimately points out the true tragedy of Micheaux's prolific career: He averaged two films a year, but many of his earlier films have been destroyed or lost. McGilligan's.

    This site is focus on a NEW BOOK on the life and work of Oscar Micheaux. Over a three-decade period that began in , Oscar Micheaux wrote, directed, edited, produced and distributed over forty films nationally and internationally during his long year career. These films usually featured all-Black casts. They spanned a silent film period () and a talkie period (). Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker eBook: McGilligan, Patrick: : Kindle Store.


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