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Early Years of Black Cinema

  “Films featuring Black performers and images at the beginning of the 20th century portrayed African Americans in insulting stereotypes. This program will take a look at and discuss some of these earlier performers and movies.”  … Jean Speight       Also, in the presentation will be Oscar Micheaux, …

Local Show Biz History – Warner Bros.

1907 New Castle PA. Warner Brothers open first cinema Presentations by: Jerry Kern, President of the Warner Film Center in New Castle (currently restoring the first Warner Brothers theater which was located in New Castle) Jack Oberleitner, cinema consultant, writer, and New Castle cinema historian Jack Oberleitner started his career …

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