Series 3
Pressbooks, 1921-2001
Boxes 11 - 15, OP 374-377

Scope and Content Note

This series contains pressbooks relating to African Americans in cinema or African Americans in general from 1921-2001. A pressbook is a piece of promotional material created and distributed by film producers in order to market their films. Prior to 1980, most film companies did their own promotion, and the pressbooks would be given to exhibitors.

Pressbooks generally contain information on the stars of the film, notes that could be planted in newspaper features and other promotional materials including ready-made film reviews and souvenir-style giveaways.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
11 1 . . .tick. . .tick. . .tick. . ., 1970
11 2 1,000 Convicts and a Woman (Story of a Nympho), 1971
11 3 112th & Central: Through the Eyes of the Children, 1993
11 4 3 Strikes, 2000
11 5 A.K.A. Cassius Clay, 1970
11 6 Across 110th Street, 1972
11 7 Africa, Blood and Guts, 1966
11 8 After All, [1999]
11 9 Aida's Brother and Sisters: Black Voices in the Opera, 2000
11 10 Amazing Grace, 1974
11 11 Animal Farm, 1999
11 12 Artista 25th Anniversary Celebration, 2000
11 13 Bamboo Gods & Iron Men, 1974
11 14 Beach Ball, 1965
11 15 Bebe's Kids, 1992
11 16 Belly, 1998
11 17 Beloved, 1998
11 18 Beware! The Blob, 1972
11 19 Big Doll House, 1971
11 20 Bill Russell: My Life, My Way, 2000
11 21 Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, The, 1976
11 22 Biography: "Redd Foxx: Sly Like a Foxx," 2000
11 23 Black Belt Jones, 1974
11 24 Black Caesar, 1973
11 25 Black Dragon's Revenge, The, 1975
11 26 Black Eye, 1974
XOP36 - Black Gold, 1927
OP2 25 Black Gold, The Norman Film Manufacturing Company, illustrated advertising pressbook, circa 1928
11 27 Black History Month on Showtime, 2000
11 28 Black Mama, White Mama, 1973
11 29 Black Orpheus, 1960
11 30 Black Samson, 1974
11 31 Black Shampoo, 1976
11 32 Blacula, 1972
11 33 Blues for Lovers, 1965
11 34 Bone, 1972
11 35 Bone Collector, The, 1999
11 36 Book of Numbers, 1973
11 37 Bopha!, 1993
11 38 Boyz in the Hood, 1991
12 1 Bright Road, 1953
12 2 Bronze Venus, The, 1938
12 3 Brothers, 1977
12 4 Buck and Bubbles Laff Jubilee, 1945
12 5 Bull-Dogger, The, 1921
12 6 Bus is Coming, The, 1971
12 7 Car Wash, 1976
12 8 Change of Mind, 1969
12 9 Charley-One-Eye, 1972
12 10 Claudine, 1974
12 11 Cleopatra Jones, 1973
12 12 Cleopatra Jones and the Casion of Gold, 1975
12 13 Coffy, 1973
12 14 Color of Friendship, The, 2000
12 15 Come Back Charleston Blue, 1972
12 16 Cool Breeze, 1972
12 17 Cool World, The, 1963
12 18 Cooley High, 1975
12 19 Cornbread, Earl and Me, 1975
12 20 Corner, The, 2000
12 21 Cotton Comes to Harlem, 1970
12 22 Countdown At Kusini, 1976
12 23 Courage to Love, The, 2000
XOP36 - Crimson Skull, The, 1921
OP1 11 Crimson Skull, The, The Norman Film Manufacturing Company, illustrated advertising pressbook, circa 1922
12 24 Culture Shock, 2000
12 25 Dave Chapelle: Killin' Them Softly, 2000
12 26 Death By Hanging: A Family's Pledge of Allegiance, 1998
12 27 Death of a Salesman, 2000
12 28 Decks Ran Red, The, 1958
12 29 Detroit 9000, 1973
12 30 Dr. Black-Mr. Hyde, 1976
12 31 Drum, 1976
12 32 Dynamite Chicken, 1982
12 33 Education of Sonny Carson, The, 1974
12 34 Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For, 1999
13 1 Facing the Truth, 1999
13 2 Fiercest Heart, The, 1961
13 3 Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, The, 1979
13 4 Five Heartbeats, The, 1991
13 5 Five on the Black Hand Side, 1973
13 6 Flame in the Streets, 1961
XOP36 - Flying Ace, The, 1926
13 7 Foxy Brown, 1974
13 8 Freedom Song, 2000
13 9 Friday Foster, 1975
13 10 Gangsters on the Loose, 1937
13 11 Glory, 1989
13 12 Go, Man, Go, 1954
13 13 Gone are the Days!, 1963
13 14 Gordon's War, 1973
13 15 Great White Hope, The, 1970
13 16 Greatest, The, 1977
13 17 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1967
13 18 Harlem on the Prairie, 1938
13 19 Heavy Traffic, 1973
13 20 Hell Up in Harlem, 1973
13 21 Hidden Blessings, 2000
13 22 Hit Man, 1972
13 23 Hit!, 1973
13 24 Homecoming: Sometimes I am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay, 1999
13 25 Honky, 1971
13 26 Hot Box, The, 1972
13 27 How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 1998
13 28 Human Tornado, The, 1976
13 29 I Crossed the Color Line, 1966
13 30 I Drink Your Blood, 1971
13 31 I Eat Your Skin, 1971
13 32 I Escaped From Devil's Island, 1973
13 33 Ice Station Zebra, 1969
13 34 If He Hollers, Let Him Go!, 1968
13 35 In the Heat of the Night, 1967
13 36 Intimate Betrayal, 1999
13 37 Intimate Portrait, 2000
13 38 Jackie's Back, 1999
13 39 Jazz, 2001
13 40 Juice, 1991
13 41 Lady Sings the Blues, 1972
13 42 Laugh and Musical Jamboree
13 43 Learning Tree, 1969
13 44 Lesson Before Dying, A, 1999
13 45 Let's Do It Again, 1975
13 46 Liberation of L.B. Jones, The, 1970, [version 1]
13 47 Liberation of L.B. Jones, The, 1970, [version 2]
13 48 Life Size, 2000
13 49 Light it Up, 1999
13 50 Lilies of the Field, 1963
13 51 Limit, The, 1972
13 52 Little Richard, 2000
14 1 Long Ships, The, 1964
14 2 Lucky Ghost, 1941
14 3 Mack, The, 1973
14 4 Mahogany, 1975
14 5 Malaga, 1962
14 6 Malcolm X, 1972
14 7 Man and Boy, 1971
14 8 Man Friday, 1975
14 9 Man, The, 1971
14 10 Mandingo, 1975, [version 1]
14 11 Mandingo, 1975, [version 2]
14 12 Mandingo, 1975, [version 3]
14 13 Manhandlers, The, 1973
14 14 Maurie, 1973
14 15 Mean Johnny Barrows, 1976
14 16 Mean Mother, 1973
14 17 Melinda, 1972
14 18 Meteor Man, The, 1993
14 19 Miss Layed Genii, The
14 20 Miss Melody Jones, 1972
14 21 Monkey Hustle, 1976
14 22 Mr. Washington Goes to Town, 1941
14 23 Muhammad Ali: King of the World, 2000
14 24 Murder on Lenox Avenue, 1941
14 25 Muthers, The, 1976
14 26 Native Son, 1950
14 27 Nightmare in the Sun, 1965
14 28 Norman. . .Is That You?, 1976
14 29 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The, 2000
14 30 Odds Against Tomorrow, 1959, [press book]
14 31 Odds Against Tomorrow, 1959, [campaign book]
14 32 On the Ropes, 1999
14 33 Once Upon a Time. . .When We Were Colored, 1996
14 34 One More Time, 1970
14 35 One Potato, Two Potato, 1964
14 36 Passing Glory, 1999
14 37 Patch of Blue, A, 1966, [version 1]
14 38 Patch of Blue, A, No. 2, 1966, [version 2]
14 39 Petey Wheatstraw, 1977
14 40 Piece of the Action, A, 1977
14 41 Pipe Dreams, 1976
14 42 Playing with Fire, 2000
14 43 Porgy and Bess, 1993
14 44 Porgy and Bess, 1959, [press book]
14 45 Porgy and Bess, 1959, [program]
14 46 Pressure Point, 1962
14 47 Proud Valley, 1940
14 48 Quadroon, No. 1, 1972
14 49 Raisin in the Sun, A, 1961
14 50 Regeneration, 1923, [advertisement]
XOP36 - Regeneration, 1923, [press book]
14 51 Return of Mandy's Husband, 1948
14 52 Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip, 1982
14 53 Rules of Engagement, 2000
14 53 Salt & Pepper, 1968, [press book]
14 55 Salt & Pepper, 1968, [campaign book]
14 56 Sanders of the River, 1935
14 67 Save the Children, No. 1, 1973, [version 1]
14 58 Save the Children, No. 2, 1973, [version 2]
14 59 Scream, Blacula, Scream, 1973
15 1 Shaft, 1971
15 2 Shaft, 2000
15 3 Shaft in Africa, 1973
15 4 Shaft's Big Score, 1972
15 5 Sheba, Baby, 1975
15 6 She's too Mean for Me, 1948
15 7 Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light, 2000
15 8 Siege, The, 1998
15 9 Sixth Man, The, 1997
15 10 Slams, The, 1973
15 11 Slaughter, 1972, [version 1]
15 12 Slaughter, 1972, [version 2]
15 13 Slaughter's Big Ripoff, 1973
15 14 Slaves, 1969
15 15 Slender Thread, The, 1965
15 16 Soul of Nigger Charley, The, 1973
15 17 Soul to Soul, 1971
15 18 Sounder, 1972
15 19 Split, The, 1968
15 20 Spook who Sat by the Door, The, 1973
15 21 Stir Crazy, 1980
15 22 Stormy Weather, 1943
15 23 Strictly Business, 1991
15 24 Sugar Hill, 1974
15 25 Sugar Hill, 1994
15 26 Super Fly, 1972, [version 1]
15 27 Super Fly, 1972, [version 2]
15 28 Super Fly T.N.T., 1973
15 29 Sweet Jesus Preacher Man, 1973
15 30 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, 1971
15 31 Swing, 1938
15 32 T.N.T. Jackson, 1975
15 33 Tales from the Hood, 1995
15 34 Tall, Tan and Terrific, 1946
15 35 Temptations, The, 1998
15 36 Terminal Island, 1973
15 37 Terror in the Heartland, 2000
15 38 Thing With Two Heads, The, 1972
15 39 This Rebel Breed, 1960
15 40 Three Penny Opera, 1964, [press book]
15 41 Three Penny Opera, 1964, [publicity still]
15 42 Three the Hard Way, 1974
15 43 Three Tough Guys, 1973
15 44 Thug Life in D.C., 1999
15 45 To Sir, With Love, 1967
15 46 Together Brothers, 1973
15 47 Top of the Heap, 1972
15 48 Trouble Man, 1972
15 49 Truck Turner, 1974
15 50 Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1958
15 51 Up Tight, 1968
15 52 Up, Up and Away, 2000
15 53 Uptown Saturday Night, 1974
15 54 Walk Through Harlem, A, 1999
15 55 Watermelon Man, 1970
15 56 Wattstax, 1973
15 57 Watusi (Guardians of King Soloman's Mines), 1959
15 58 What a Guy, 1939
15 59 Who Knows You Best?
15 60 Women in Cages, 1971
15 61 Zircon, 1923
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