by [African American Filmmaking]: Norman, Richard: [filmmaker]
[Jacksonville, FL]: Norman Studios, 1922. Single-sheet, double-sided herald (4½ x 7"). Theatrical stamp in appropriate place, otherwise about fine. Silent filmmaker Richard Norman was among the first to make "race films" in America, and this herald promotes this thriller promising "Big fights, fast action, thrilling love scenes" with an "All-Colored Cast." The film starred Anita Bush ("Little Mother of Colored Drama"), Lawrence Chenault ("The Versatile"), Bill Pickett ("World Champion Wild West Performer"), and Steve "Peg" Reynolds, dubbed the "One-Legged Marvel." Reynolds would perform 15-minute Vaudeville skits before many of the studio's films were screened, and invariably boosted business in each town. A large remainder of Norman film promotional paper has significantly increased the current availability of posters and heralds that otherwise would be presumed perishable and scarce.
(Inventory #: WRCLIT70728)
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