The Green Pastures

[African American Interest] [Film] [Photography] Marc Connelly (director, screenwriter, play)
William Keighly (director)
Roark Bradford (novel)
Rex Ingram (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1936. Collection of nine vintage oversize photographs from the 1936 film. Each with a mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1930 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Marc Connelly, itself based on "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun," a 1928 collection of pseudo African American folk tales by Roark Bradford. One of only a handful of films to feature an all-Black cast made by a major Hollywood studio during the Golden Age, becoming the highest grossing such film, and remaining so until surpassed by "Carmen Jones" in 1954.

14 x 11 inches. Very Good, with light edgewear and light vertical creasing down the center.

[Book #147033]