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The Exile Mighty Modern Drama of Negro Life All Talking with a Cast of Colored Stars. Handbill "8 7/8" x 5 7/8"
- The only recorded copy is at Temple University. Light edgewear not extending to text or photographic scenes from the film. Such handbills also known as heralds would be handed out on street corners in the black communities in major urban centers. Their ephemeral nature is why so few survived. The 1931 film is the first black "talkie" and deals with racism in Chicago where wealthy whites abandon a mansion in an early version of "White flight"; the beautiful servant girl (Eunice Brooks) takes possession of it and becomes a femme fatale. Her would be lover escapes her wiles, buys a ranch in South Dakota, falls in love with an apparent "white" woman who, in reality, has just passed for white. The story comes back to night clubs, jazz, the Cotton Club Fast Steppers and many other facets of black life in the fast lane.
      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-07-29           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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