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Loyola Marymount University Early Black Cinema Collection MS.142
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This education collection features ephemera from early Black films. Also known as an artificial collection, items were brought together from different origins for the purpose of teaching on a specific subject.
In 1926, Norman Studios produced "The Flying Ace," a film selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to join the Library of Congress National Film Registry. The poster for the film advertises an "all-colored cast," as does the studio's follow-up film "Black Gold," released in 1928. Both titles belong to the race film genre as they were created for Black audiences and staring Black casts as a response to being excluded from mainstream Hollywood films in the early 20th century.
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Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.