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Video
2 videodisc (236 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • disc 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; a John M. Stahl production ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl
  • disc 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives. 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-152G-01
Video
4 videodiscs (ca. 586 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 p., ill.)
  • [Disc 1] Icon. The Emperor Jones (1933, 76 min., directed by Dudley Murphy) ; Paul Robeson: Tribute to an artist (1979, 29 min., directed by Saul J. Turell)
  • [Disc 2] Outsider. Body and soul (1925, 79 min., directed by Oscar Micheaux) ; Borderline (1930, 75 min., directed by Kenneth Macpherson)
  • [Disc 3] Pioneer. Sanders of the river (1935, 87 min., directed by Zoltan Korda) ; Jericho (1937, 75 min., directed by Thornton Freeland)
  • [Disc 4] Citizen of the world. The proud valley (1940, 77 min., directed by Pen Tennyson) ; Native land (1942, 88 min., directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand).
A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-152G-01
Video
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blues women as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and others.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-152G-01
Video
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was the scene of a passionate outburst of creativity by African-American visual artists. Rich archival footage, including newsreels and photographs, recalls the influential force of the exhibitions, the vibrancy of Harlem and the many significant personalities that shaped the movement, such as William E. Harmon, W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-152G-01