Hollywood Black

The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers
by Donald Bogle, John Singleton

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The films, the stars, the filmmakers-all get their due in Hollywood Black, a sweeping overview of blacks in film from the silent era through Black Panther, with striking photos and an engrossing history by award-winning author Donald Bogle.

The story opens in the silent film era, when white actors in blackface...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 264

Publication Date 05/07/2019

ISBN 9780762491414

Dimensions 7.88 inches x 9.5 inches

"This book engagingly chronicles the challenges and achievements of African Americans in Hollywood....Bogle's narrative style makes for absorbing reading, and the book's glossy, photo-filled pages will further attract readers."
— Booklist

"Utterly essential and sophisticated..."
— -Jeff Simon, Buffalo News

"The leading scholar and historian on African Americans in film puts it all in one volume in this well-illustrated study."
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"A superb and detailed book that both educates and informs. I can't recommend this title enough."
— DVDCorner.net

"No one knows more (or has written more extensively) about the history of African-Americans' contributions to cinema than Donald Bogle."
— -Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com

"Little-known stories, megawatt stars on-set and off, and a sweeping history of Black film—from silent films to the millennium and beyond—make this triumphant tome a must-read for any movie lover.”
— -Lindsay Powers, Amazon Book Review Editor