Rock 'n' Roll Revue [Harlem Rock 'n' Roll]

Los Angeles: Studio Films, 1955. Complete set of 8 vintage two-color lobby cards from the 1955 film. Each of the lobby cards features one of the African American starring performers, and each card advertises the Poverty Row studio, Studio Films, and the short-lived film process "WonderColor," used to make it.

A music revue that set the standard for the much more famous (and bigger-budgeted) "T.A.M.I. Show" that would come over a decade later, and which would be buttressed by white entertainers such as The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. Rock and Roll Revue was strictly an African American affair, featuring everything from the quite famous (Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Dinah Washington) to the more subtle and sublime (Delta Rhythm Boys, Little Buck), and with a dose of comedy as well (“Nipsy” Russell, Mantan Moreland). The talent ranged from the young and hot entertainers of the 1950s to more venerable acts of the 1930s and 1940s. Constructed from made-for-television shorts produced by Snader and Studio Telescriptions, with newly filmed segments hosted by Willie Bryant. Released in the UK under the title, "Harlem Rock 'n' Roll."

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #133353]

Price: $1,250.00