Series 5
Photographs, 1929-1987
2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes) and 8 oversized papers (OP1-8)

Scope and Content Note

The series contains images of African American actors in movies and plays, publicity shots of African American actors, and a few images of African American singers and bands from 1929-1987. Also included are oversized photographs of Federal Theatre Project productions at the Lafayette Theatre (Harlem, New York).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type and then in alphabetical order.

Movies/Plays
Box Folder Content
87 1 46th Street Jam, 1980
87 2 48 hours, 1982
87 3 100 Rifles, 1969
87 4 A Boy Ten Feet Tall, 1963
87 5 A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich, 1978
87 6 Aaron Loves Angela, 1975
87 7 Ace High, 1968
87 8 Across 110th Street, 1972
87 9 Adventure in Baltimore, 1949
87 10 The Adventurers, 1970
87 11 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1960
87 12 Agnes of God, 1985
87 13 All the Young Men, 1960
87 14 All Over Town, 1974 (play)
87 15 Almos' a Man, 1976
87 16 Amazing Grace, 1974
87 17 America, Be Seated, 1964
87 18 American Hot Wax, 1978
87 19 Among the Living, 1941
87 20 Anthony Adverse, 1936
87 21 Bahama Passage, 1941
87 22 Banjo, 1946
87 23 Barravento, 1962
87 24 Behind the Broken Words, 2003
87 25 Being There, 1979
87 26 Beloved Brat, 1938
87 27 The Big Bus, 1976
87 28 The Big Gamble, 1961
87 29 Birth of the Blues, 1941
87 30 The Biscuit Eater, 1940
87 31 Black Jesus, 1971
87 32 Black Magic, 1944
87 33 Boarder Trouble, 1938
87 34 The Body Disappears, 1941
87 35 Bowery Blitzkrieg, 1941
87 36 The Boys in the Band, 1970
87 37 The Boys in Company C, 1978
87 38 Brewster's Millions, 1945
87 39 Bridge over the River Kwai, 1958
87 40 Bright Road, 1953
87 41 Broken Strings, 1940
87 42 Buck and the Preacher, 1971
87 43 Buck Benny Rides Again, 1940
87 44 Bullet for the General, 1968
OP32 Cabin in the Sky, 1943
87 45 Caged Fury, 1948
87 46 California Suite, 1978
87 47 Caribbean, 1952
87 48 Carmen Jones, 1955
87 49 Carolina Blues, 1944
87 50 Carter's Army, 1970
87 51 Casablanca, 1942
87 52 Casbah, 1948
87 53 Catch My Soul, 1974
87 54 Change of Heart, 1974
87 55 Charlie Chan in the Secret Service, 1944
87 56 Charley-One-Eye, 1972
87 57 China Gate, 1957
87 58 Cinderella Liberty, 1973
87 59 Cleopatra, 1963
87 60 Cleopatra Jones, 1973
87 61 Colonel Effingham's Raid, 1946
87 62 The Color Purple, 1985
87 63 Colored America on Parade, 1940
87 64 The Comedians, 1967
87 65 Congo Crossing, 1956
87 66 Conrack, 1974
87 67 Cool Breeze, 1972
87 68 The Cool World, 1964
87 69 Cornbread, Earl and Me, 1975
87 70 Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher, 1943
87 71 Count Down at Kusini, 1976
87 72 Cow Cow Boogie, 1943
87 73 Crazy Joe, 1973
87 74 Criminals Within, 1943
87 75 The Crowning Experience, 1960
87 76 Dancing in the Dark, 1949
87 77 David and Bathsheba, 1951
87 78 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag, 1972
87 79 Death of a Gunfighter, 1969
87 80 The Deserter, 1970
87 81 The Dirtiest Show in Town, circa 1970 (play)
87 82 Docks of New Orleans, 1948
87 83 Doctor's Wives, 1970
87 84 Drums of the Congo, 1942
87 85 Earthquake, 1974
87 86 The Egyptian, 1954
87 87 End of the Road, 1970
87 88 Family Honeymoon, 1948
87 89 Father's Son, 1931
87 90 The Fiercest Heart, 1960
87 91 The Fighter, 1952
87 92 Fire Down Below, 1957
87 93 Fire Power, 1979
87 94 Five on the Black Back Side, 1973
87 95 Flesh and Fantasy, 1943
87 96 Flying Wild, 1941
87 97 Footlight Varieties, 1950
87 98 For Love of Ivy, 1968
87 99 The Forgotten, 1973
87 100 Four Jacks and a Jill, 1941
87 101 The Foxes of Harrow, 1947
87 102 Free Eats, 1932
87 103 Freedom, 1957
88 1 Gangsters on the Loose, 1937
88 2 Georgia, Georgia, 1972
88 3 Ghosts on the Loose, 1943
88 4 Glory Alley, 1952
88 5 Go Man Go, 1954
88 6 God's Step Children, 1938
88 7 Goin' to Town (?), no date
88 8 Golden Boy, 1964 (play)
88 9 Golden Gloves Story, 1950
88 10 Gone with the Wind, 1939
88 11 Good Morning, Judge, 1943
88 12 The Grass Harp, no date (play)
88 13 The Great Impostor, 1960
88 14 The Great Indoors, no date (play)
88 15 The Great White Hope, 1970
88 16 Green Pastures, 1936
88 17 Halala, 1986 (play)
88 18 Hallelujah, 1929
88 19 Halls of Anger, 1970
88 20 The Hasty Heart, 1949
88 21 He Rides Tall, 1964
88 22 The Headley's at Home, 1938
88 23 Heart of Virginia, 1948
88 24 Hell on Devil's Island, 1957
88 25 Hello, Dolly, 1967 (play)
88 26 Henry VIII and his six Wives, 1972
88 27 Hidden Valley Outlaws, 1944
88 28 Higher, Higher, 1943
88 29 His Exciting Night, 1938
88 30 Hit, 1973
88 31 Home, 1980 (play)
88 32 Home of the Brave, 1954
88 33 The Hot Rock, 1971
88 34 Hot Spell, 1958
88 35 House of Bamboo, 1955
88 36 Hurray Sundown, 1967
88 37 Hurricane, 1979
88 38 I Love a Bandleader, 1945
88 39 In Old Kentucky, 1935
88 40 In the Heat of the Night, 1967
88 41 In White America, no date (play)
88 42 Inside Moves, 1980
88 43 The Iron Mistress, 1952
88 44 Island in the Sun, 1957
88 45 Istanbul, 1956
88 46 It Had to Be You, 1947
88 47 It Won't Rub Off, Baby, 1967 [aka Sweet Love, Bitter] Sweet Love, Bitter]
88 48 The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950
88 49 Jamaica Run, 1953
88 50 Japanese War Bride, 1951
88 51 Jesus Christ Superstar, 1973
88 52 Joe Palooka, Champ, 1946
88 53 Judge Priest, 1934
88 54 Jungle Gents, 1954
88 55 Jungle Goddess, 1948
88 56 Jungle Ma, 1941
88 57 Jungle Siren, 1942
88 58 Jungle Woman, 1944
88 59 Key Witness, 1960
88 60 Killer's Kiss, 1955
88 61 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 1976
88 62 King Solomon's Mine, 1950
88 63 Krush Groove, 1985
88 64 La Cage Aux Folles, 1979
88 65 Lady from Louisiana, 1941
88 66 Lady Sings the Blues, 1972
88 67 The Landlord, 1970
88 68 Law of the Jungle, 1942
88 69 The Lawyer, 1969
88 70 The Learning Tree, 1969
88 71 The Legend of Nigger Charley, 1972
88 72 Leo the Last, 1970
88 73 Lethal Weapon, 1987
88 74 The Lion, 1962
88 75 A Lion is in the Streets, 1953
88 76 The Little Colonel, 1935
88 77 The Littlest Rebel, 1935
88 78 The Living Premise, 1963 (play)
88 79 The Lost Man, 1969
88 80 Lulu Belle, 1948
88 81 Lydia Bailey, 1952
88 82 Lying Lips, 1939
89 1 The Mack, 1973
89 2 Mahogany, 1975
89 3 The Man, 1972
89 4 Man Friday, 1975
89 5 Mandabi, 1968
89 6 Margie, 1946
89 7 Marjoe, 1972
89 8 Maryland, 1940
89 9 A Matter of Opinion, no date (play)
89 10 The Meanest Man in the World, 1943
89 11 Medicine Ball Caravan, 1971
89 12 Medium Cool, 1969
89 13 Men of San Quentin, 1942
89 14 Mikey and Nicky, 1976
89 15 Midnight Shadow, 1939
89 16 Minstrel Days, 1946
89 17 Mohammed, Messenger of God, 1976 [aka The Message] The Message]
89 18 Mokey, 1942
89 19 Moonrise, 1948
89 20 Mulata, 1954
89 21 The Mummy's Curse, 1944
89 22 Murder on Lenox Avenue, 1941
89 23 Murderous Angels, 1971 (play)
89 24 The Music Goes 'Round, 1936
89 25 My Brother Talks to Horses, 1946
89 26 My Gal Loves Music, 1944
89 27 My Pal, Wolf, 1944
89 28 My Sweet Charlie, 1966 (play)
89 29 The Naked Earth, 1958
89 30 Nashville, 1975
89 31 New Orleans, 1947
89 32 Newman's Law, 1974
89 33 No Strings, 1962 (play)
89 34 No Way Out, 1950
89 35 North Street Irregulars, 1978
89 36 Nothing But a Man, 1964
89 37 Odds Against Tomorrow, 1959
89 38 One Hour to Live, 1939
89 39 One in a Million, 1936
89 40 One Mile from Heaven, 1937
89 41 One Way to Love, 1946
89 42 Open Admissions, 1984 (play)
89 43 The Organization, 1971
89 44 Out all Night, 1933
89 45 Over My Dead Body, 1942
89 46 Over the Goal, 1937
89 47 Paper Moon, 1973
89 48 Paris Secret, 1964
89 49 Pennywhistle Blues, 1952
89 50 Porgy and Bess, 1959
89 51 The Power and the Glory, 1933
89 52 The Premonition, 1975
89 53 President's Lady, 1953
89 54 Pride of Maryland, 1951
89 55 The Principal, 1987
89 56 The Prodigal, 1955
89 57 Prophecy, 1979
89 58 Racing Lady, 1936
89 59 Racing Luck, 1948
89 60 The Racket Man, 1944
89 61 Ragtime, 1981
89 62 Rainbow Round My Shoulder, 1952
89 63 A Raisin in the Sun, 1959 (play)
89 64 Rangers in Africa, no date
89 65 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938
89 66 Regina, 1949 (play)
89 67 Return from Witch Mountain, 1978
89 68 Ride on Vaquero, 1941
89 69 Return of Mandy's Husband, 1948
89 70 Riverboat Rhythm, 1945
89 71 Road Demon, 1938
89 72 The Roots, no date
89 73 The Roots of Heaven, 1958
89 74 Safari Drums, 1953
89 75 Sand, 1949
89 76 The Scarlet Clue, 1945
89 77 Sergeants 3, 1961
89 78 Set my People Free, 1948
89 79 Shaft in Africa, 1972
89 80 Shaft's Big Score, 1972
89 81 Showboat, 1951
89 82 Silver Streak, 1976
89 83 Skin Game, 1971
89 84 Skyjacked, 1972
89 85 Slaughter, 1972
89 86 Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, 1962
89 87 Something of Value, 1957
89 88 The Soul of Nigger Charlie, 1973
89 89 Soul to Soul, 1971
89 90 Sounder, 1972
89 91 Soylent Green, 1973
90 1 Sparticus, 1966
90 2 Sport of Kings, 1947
90 3 The Squeeze, 1987
90 4 Stanley and Livingstone, 1939
90 5 Stars on Parade, 1944
90 6 Stormy Weather, 1943
90 7 Straight to Heaven, 1939
90 8 Sudan, 1945
90 9 Sugar Hill, 1974
90 10 Superfly, 1972
90 11 Superfly TNT, 1973
90 12 Swing Parade of 1946, 1946
90 13 Tanganyika, 1954
90 14 Tarzan's Flight for Life, 1958
90 15 Thank God It's Friday, 1978
90 16 That Man Bolt, 1973
90 17 The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968
90 18 They Won't Forget, 1937
90 19 This is the Army, 1943
90 20 Three in the Attic, 1968
90 21 Tickticktick, 1970
90 22 Timbuktu, 1978
90 23 To the Ends of the Earth, 1948
90 24 Top of the Heap, 1972
90 25 Tough as they Come, 1942
90 26 The Toy, 1982
90 27 Travels with my Aunt, 1972
90 28 Treasure of the Golden Condor, 1952
90 29 Trick Baby, 1973
90 30 Trouble Man, 1972
90 31 Trumpets of the Lord, 1969
90 32 The Twilight's Last Gleaming, 1977
90 33 Two Gentlemen Sharing, 1969
90 34 Unchained, 1955
90 35 Up in the Air, 1940
90 36 UpTight, 1968
90 37 Uptown Saturday Night, 1974
90 38 The Vanishing Virginian, 1942
90 39 Walk into Hell, 1956
90 40 Walking Tall, 1973
90 41 The Warriors, 1979
90 42 Watusi, 1959
90 43 Weird Woman, 1944
90 44 The Well, 1951
90 45 The White Dawn, 1974
90 46 White Goddess, 1953
90 47 The Wilby Conspiracy, 1975
90 48 Wildcats, 1986
90 49 Wine in the Wilderness, 1970
90 50 The Wiz, 1976
90 51 The World's of Shakespeare, 1963
90 52 Yerma, 1966
90 53 You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith, 1943
90 54 Zamba, 1949
90 55 Unidentified movies
People
90 56 Baker, Josephine
90 57 Boatner, Adelaide
90 58 Brown, Jim
90 59 Burrows, Vinie
90 60 Cambridge, Godfrey
90 61 Cotton Club girls
90 62 Faison, George
90 63 Guillaume, Robert
90 64 Hall, Albert
90 65 Horne, Lena
90 66 Jones, James Earl
90 67 Koto, Yaphet
90 68 Little, Clarence
90 69 McClintock, Ernie
90 70 Nelson, Gail
90 71 Perry, Lincoln Monroe
90 72 Poitier, Sidney
90 73 Robinson, Bill
90 74 Rogers, Timmie
90 75 Ryan, Mitchell
90 76 Shields, Andrea
90 77 Silvera, Frank
90 78 Simpson, O.J.
90 79 Smith, Barbara
90 80 Strode, Woody
90 81 Washington, Freda
90 82 Watters, Ethyl
90 83 Williamson, Fred
91 1 Unidentified
Music
91 2 Dixie Rhythm Girls
91 3 The Grace Notes
91 4 Lloyd, Charles
91 5 The Marionettes
91 6 Scott, Hazel
91 7 The Symphonettes
91 8 Vi Burnside and Her All Stars
91 9 Unidentified
Plays, university productions
91 10 Federal City College, Mrs. Patterson, 1975 Federal City College,
91 11 Federal City College, Portraits of Woman, 1974
91 12 Howard University Players, Purple Victorious, 1987 Howard University Players,
91 13 University of the District of Columbia, The Island, 1980 University of the District of Columbia,
Federal Theater Project oversized photographs
Androcles and the Lion [George Bernard Shaw, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, December 1938]
OP1 - 1) Ferrovius (Daniel Haynes) prays for strength to remain a pacifist (Maurice Ellis, Percy Verwayne, Wardell Saunders, and Dooley Wilson)
OP1 - 2) Christians on their way to the arena (Edna Thomas)
OP1 - 3) Andocles (Dooley Wilson) speaking to the Lion (Add Wilson)
OP1 - 4) Verwayne's 3/4 portrait as Lentulinus (Percy Verwayne)
OP1 - 5) Androcles (Dooley Wilson) and Lion (Add Wilson) dancing
OP1 - 6) Roman guard confronts Christian (J.P. Sidney or Thomas Mosely), unidentified)
OP1 - 7) Christian martyrs mocked by gladiators (unidentified)
OP1 - 8) Androcles (Dooley Wilson) sweet talking his wife (Hilda Offley)
OP2 - 9) Androcles (Dooley Wilson) complaining about his wife (Hilda Offley)
OP2 - 10) Wife (Hilda Offley) is kicking Androcles (Dooley Wilson) in his rear
OP2 - 11) Androcles (Dooley Wilson) standing alone
OP2 - 12) Androcles (Dooley Wilson) dancing with the Lion (Add Wilson)
OP2 - 13) Ferrovius (Daniel Haynes) portrait with sword
OP2 - 14) Chest shot Ferrovius (Daniel Haynes) staring into camera
OP2 - 15) Lavinia (Edna Thomas) addresses the Christian martyrs
OP2 16) Ferrovius (Daniel Haynes) and Lavinia (Edna Thomas) consoling one another
Bassa Moona (The Land I Love) [Momodu Johnson and Norman Coker, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, April 1936]
OP3 1) Exterior of King's Palace, possibly Act I, Scene 2 (entire cast)
OP3 2) Two women dancers (Harlem)
OP3 3) Dancer in fish net [possibly another show]
OP3 4) Wedding ceremony, Act I, Scene 2
Macbeth [also known as Voodoo Macbeth] [Orson Welles and Shakespeare, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, April 14, 1936]
OP3 - 1) Witches' voodoo with drummers and full cast
OP3 - 2) Macbeth (Jack Carter) meets the witches
OP3 - 3) Hecate (Eric Burroughs) standing against a wall with a whip,
OP3 - 4) Macduff (Maurice Ellis) meets with Malcolm (Wardell Saunders) and Ross (Thomas Anderson)
OP3 - 5) Lady Macduff (Maria Young) alone
OP3 - 6) Macbeth (Jack Carter) on ramp, Lady MacBeth (Edna Thomas) on stairs, crowd below - banquet
OP4 - 7) Lady Macbeth (Edna Thomas) in costume posting
OP4 - 8) Macduff (Maurice Ellis) alone in uniform
OP4 - 9) Last act. Macbeth (Jack Carter) trapped in tower. New king below.
Mississippi Rainbow [also known as Brain Sweat] [John C. Brownell, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, April 18, 1936]
OP4 - 1) Well-dressed male and female, possibly the Washingtons (Ollie Burgoyne and Walter Brogsdale) Ollie Burgoyne and
OP4 - 2) Cleric (Julian Costello) in dress threatening nice man
OP4 - 3) Husband and wife (Ollie Burgoyne) in argument (includes Walter Brogsdale)
OP4 - 4) Entire cast in living room confrontation
OP4 - 5) Cleric (Julian Costello) denouncing man for sin
OP4 - 6) Cleric (Julian Costello) taken aback by woman (Marie Young) visionary
OP4 - 7) Husband and wife (Ollie Burgoyne) in discouragement (includes Walter Brogsdale)
Sweet Land [Conrad Seiler, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, January 1937]
OP5 - 1) Alvin Childress drinking from a well
OP5 - 2) Front porch steps, man leaning his body on a woman (includes Doe Doe Green)
OP5 - 3) Doe Doe Green sitting on porch
OP5 - 4) Four actors (2 male, 2 female) front porch in greeting (includes Alvin Childress)
OP5 - 5) Chain gang prisoner has escaped and is helped by friends
OP5 - 6) Worried wife looks out the window
OP5 - 7) Climatic meeting of white and black in barn
Swing it [Eubie Blake, Cecil Mack, Milton Reddie, Adelphi Theater, Variety Theatre Unit, July 22, 1937]
OP5 - 1) Two males in uniform point left (Henry Jines (Rusty) and James Green (Dusty)
OP5 - 2) Male chorus abroad ship
OP5 - 3) "Levee Ladies" musical and dance interlude?
OP6 - 4) Demon dancer glaring down on lovely women (Flash Riley and Francine Everett)
OP6 - 5) Dancer in rope costume, full length portrait (Dorothy Turner?)
OP6 - 6) Big cast number abroad ship
OP6 - 7) Male chorus number in hats and ties
OP6 - 8) Jungle scene, full cast with dancers, Act II (Flash Riley, Francine Everett, and Dorothy Turner)
OP6 - 9) Full cast "sons and daughters of the sea," Act II Sherman Dickson?, Francine Everett, Ernest Mickens)
OP6 - 10) Dancer with arms spread eagle (Herbie Brown?)
The Trail of Dr. Beck [Hughes Allison, Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, 1937]
OP6 - 1) Courtroom confrontation
OP6 - 2) Five characters, judge, witness, prosecutor, recorder, policeman
OP6 - 3) Length of court, witness on stand, quiet
Turpentine [J. Augustus Smith and Peter Morrell] Lafayette Theatre, Harlem Unit, June 26, 1936]
OP7 - 1) Act III, Scene II: Rehearsal of full cast on stage, no costumes
OP7 - 2) Act II, Scene II: Turpentine workers gather in front of camp and agree to organized a strike
OP7 - 3) Act I, Scene I: Col. Dutton (Thomas Mosley) gives white trash (Harris Talbert and Pat McCullough) a drink in country store
OP7 - 4) Act I, Scene II: Gathering gum in the woods with Big Sue (Alberta Perkins)
OP7 - 5) Sallymay (Viola Dean) flirting with Shine Sommers (Louis Sharp) in the story
OP7 - 6) Workers with barrels discuss strike
OP7 - 7) Act I, Scene I: Floaters quartette confronted by sheriff (Bertram Miller) with gun (John D. Johnson, James Dunmore, Virgil Van Cleve and Gabriel Brown)
OP7 - 8) Act I, Scene IV: With other women looking on, Big Sue (Alberta Perkins) expresses her opinion to Capt. Rogers (Thurman Jackson) at the turpentine still
OP7 - 9) Turpentine still, men with barrels
OP7 - 10) Act II, Scene II, Workers hide in woods, looking out for sheriff (Alberta Perkins)
OP8 - 11) Act I, Scene I, Floaters quartette playing before Col. Dutton (Thomas Mosley)
OP8 - 12) Act II, Scene 3, Turtle Eyes (Charles Taylor) is shot by sheriff (Bertram Miller), the camp owner (Edward Loeffler) looks on
OP8 - 13) Mother (Estelle Hemsley) holding dying son, Turtle Eyes (Charles Taylor) on floor
OP8 - 14) Act II, Scene 3, Show down at the church, entire cast (includes Edward Leoffler, Thurman Jackson, Bertram Miller, Richard Gregg)
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