Collection of books from our exhibit Regeneration
REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA, 1898–1971
Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971The Academy Museum Exhibition CatalogueDELMONICO BOOKS/ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES Edited with text by Doris Berger, Rhea L. Combs. Foreword by Whoopi Goldberg. Text by Donald Bogle, Cara Caddoo, Terri Simone Francis, Michael Boyce Gillespie, J. Raúl...
LA REBELLION- CREATING NEW BLACK CINEMA
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema Paperback – November 13, 2015by Allyson Field (Editor), Jan-Christopher Horak (Editor), Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (Editor)L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the...
SEEN ISSUE 004
Seen — Issue 004 (Print)Seen • Summer 2022 • Issue 004Guest edited by Darol Olu Kae.Cover photo of Martine Syms by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.Cover designed by Caroline Washington and Leo Brooks. BlackStar Projects—producer of the BlackStar Film Festival—is...
JOSEPHINE BAKER'S CINEMATIC PRISM
Josephine Baker's Cinematic Prism Paperback – January 19, 2021by Terri Simone Francis (Author)Josephine Baker, the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, was both liberated and delightfully undignified, playfully vacillating between allure and colonialist stereotyping. Nicknamed the...
STEALING THE SHOW: AFRICAN AMERICAN PERFORMERS & AUDIENCES
Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood First Editionby Miriam J. Petty (Author)Stealing the Show is a study of African American actors in Hollywood during the 1930s, a decade that saw the consolidation of stardom as...
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: 52 BLACK HEROES FROM PAST & PRESENT
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present Hardcover – February 1, 2018by Jamia Wilson (Author), Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of...
A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Hardcover – March 30, 2021by Hanif Abdurraqib NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory...
WILLIAM GREAVES: FILMMAKING AS MISSION
William Greaves: Filmmaking as Mission Paperback – June 1, 2021by Scott MacDonald (Editor), Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (Editor)William Greaves is one of the most significant and compelling American filmmakers of the past century. Best known for his experimental film about its...
JOSEPHINE BAKER IN ART & LIFE
Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image Paperback – Illustrated, February 22, 2007by Bennetta Jules-Rosette (Author)Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, actress, author, politician, militant, and philanthropist, whose images and cultural legacy have survived beyond...
JOSEPHINE: THE DAZZLING LIFE OF JOSEPHINE BAKER
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Illustrated Biographies by Chronicle Books) Hardcover – Illustrated, January 14, 2014by Patricia Hruby Powell (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator)Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, HonorRobert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, HonorBoston Globe–Horn Book Award,...
CINEMA CIVIL RIGHTS: REGULATIONS,REPRESSION, AND RACE
Cinema Civil Rights: Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era Paperback – January 14, 2015by Ellen C. Scott From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film....
CLOSE UP IN BLACK: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM POSTERS
Close-Up in Black: African-American Films Posters from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paperback – January 1, 2002
MIGRATING TO THE MOVIES
Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity First Editionby Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (Author)The rise of cinema as the predominant American entertainment around the turn of the last century coincided with the migration of hundreds of thousands of African...
BLACK WOMEN DIRECTORS- QUICK TAKES
Black Women Directors (Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture) Paperback – March 18, 2022by Christina N. Baker (Author) Black women have long recognized the power of film for storytelling. For far too long, however, the cultural and historical narratives about...
SEEN ISSUE 003
SEEN MAGAZINE | ISSUE 003Seen is a journal from BlackStar Film Festival focused on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities globally, and is published twice each calendar year.Issue 003 | Fall 2021Highlights: A profile of photographer Texas Isaiah, penned by the...
HOLLYWOOD BLACK: THE STARS, THE FILMS, THE FILMMAKERS
Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers (Turner Classic Movies) Hardcover – May 7, 2019by Donald Bogle (Author), Turner Classic Movies (Author), John Singleton (Foreword) Academy Member Recommended: "Since I was a little girl, I have been in...
SPIKE LEE: DIRECTOR’S INSPIRATION
The newest museum catalogue from Academy Award winning director Spike Lee. Now available only at The Academy Museum Store: Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration by Spike Lee Hardcover – September 13, 2022 Published by @academymuseum and @delmonico_booksDesign by @in_fo_co (Adam Michaels and...
COLORIZATION: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACK FILMS IN A WHITE WORLD
Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World Hardcover – Deckle Edge, October 19, 2021by Wil Haygood (Author)A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF THE YEAR • BOOKLISTS' EDITOR'S CHOICE • ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOK...
I THOUGHT WE WERE MAKING MOVIE, NOT HISTORY
I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History (Wisconsin Film Studies) Kindle Editionby Walter Mirisch (Author) This is a moving, star-filled account of one of Hollywood’s true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all....