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[Movie press book]: The Norman Studios Present the Super Feature Photoplay. The Flying Ace
Arlington, Florida: Norman Studios, 1926. Fair. Very large folio. One page folded to make four. Cover printed in orange and blue. Old folds, possibly as issued, chips on the bottom corners affecting a few letters, large stain at bottom a fair only example of this pressbook to be used by theatre owners to promote the film. The front cover is an example of a window card available for promotional purposes. Like many early films, these black-made films were released more as novelties, clumsily made and often devoid of intelligible plot, than as critically accessible works of art. However, they did serve as an opportunity for black citizens to mythologize themselves and their own race as heroes and heroines, as blacks were excluded from white films except as villains or comic foils. Although little is known about this lost film, contemporary opinion considered it as one of the better black-produced films that did contain some measure of critical merit. The film starred Lawrence Criner, female daredevil Kathryn Boyd, George Colvin, and Boise De Legge, and featured a daring midair rescue, according to contemporary accounts. Uncommon. OCLC locates three.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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