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Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951

Overview
Works: 250 works in 671 publications in 2 languages and 15,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Western fiction  Pastoral fiction  Fiction  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Race films  History 
Roles: Author, Director, fmd, Author of screenplay, Producer, Adapter, Other, Performer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Photographer
Classifications: PS3525.I1875, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Oscar Micheaux
 
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Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Within Our Gates( Visual )

26 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated African American woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished youths
The masquerade : an historical novel by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind from nowhere by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

16 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

19 editions published between 1913 and 2003 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggles and hopes of African American homesteader Oscar Devereaux are told in this semi-autobiographical novel. After saving money from his job as a porter, Devereaux goes to South Dakota, cultivates the land and becomes a rich property owner. His difficult marriage to a preacher's daughter makes life ever more challenging
The case of Mrs. Wingate by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul( Visual )

30 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine
The story of Dorothy Stanfield : based on a great insurance swindle, and a woman! by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Girl from Chicago( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young secret service agent falls in love with a schoolteacher in a small Mississippi town. Later in New York, he has to save her friend from the numbers racket and is accused of murder. Micheaux produced an earlier, silent version of this crime melodrama in 1926 under the title The spider's web. The film is controversial because Micheaux was accused of selecting his stars on the basis of their "high yellow" skin color
The girl in room 20 ; Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Girl in room 20) A girl goes to New York to make her way as a singer. Befriended by Joe, a kind hearted taxi driver, she finally gets a job singing only to be pursued by a slick club manager who just happens to also be married. Joe calls her boyfriend back home and he comes running to save the girl. (Son of Ingagi) An ape man steals a bride and whisks her to his lab. (Girl from Chicago) Alonso White is an African American U.S. Secret Service agent sent to Virginia to investigate Jeff Ballinger, a town boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
Lying lips( Visual )

18 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this melodrama, a nightclub singer is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt. Her boyfriend and a detective set out to prove she is innocent
Paul Robeson : outsider( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul: Tells the story of a minister gone corrupt. He associates with the owner of a house of gambling, forces a girl to steal, and later kills the girl's brother. Yet, when all is said and done, it's only a dream. Borderline: Set in a Swiss mountain resort town, tells the story of Adah, a black woman who has an affair with Thorne, a white man, then attempts to reconcile with her husband Pete, and eventually leaves town. Thorne's wife Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, then mysteriously dies. After Thorne is tried and acquitted, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned
The African American cinema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This earliest surviving silent feature directed by an African-American tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Pioneers of African-American cinema. a story of the Ku Klux Klan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. Perhaps the most important film made by an African-American director during the silent era, Oscar Micheaux's The Symbol of the Unconquered was often subtitled A Story of the Ku Klux Klan. In some ways a response to D.W. Griffith's incendiary The Birth of a Nation, Micheaux's film exposes a more realistic side of white power, and how it is used not for "justice" but as a weapon of economic and political oppression. When oil is discovered beneath the property of a young farmer (Lawrence Chenault), the "Knights of the Black Cross" use violence and intimidation to swindle the land from his possession. This edition was mastered in 2K from a 35mm restoration performed by the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. An African-American woman (Evelyn Preer) moves from a northern city to the deep South, where she goes to work at a school educating underprivileged black children. When the school encounters financial difficulty, she returns to the big city seeking a means of raising the funds to keep the school alive. Mastered in HD from a 35mm film element preserved by the Library of Congress
The forged note : a romance of the darker races by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

13 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Micheaux's novel The Forged Note: A Romance of the Darker Races was published in 1915. The story pertains to a racially motivated lynching in Atlanta
Veiled Aristocrats( Visual )

13 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. At a nightclub, a woman says she will tell the story of the Waldens, and a waitress sings a song with piano accompaniment
 
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Lying lipsOscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent eraWith a crooked stick : the films of Oscar MicheauxStraight lick : the cinema of Oscar MicheauxOscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmakerWriting himself into history : Oscar Micheaux, his silent films, and his audiencesFire and desire : mixed-race movies in the silent era
Alternative Names
Devereaux Micheaux, Oscar

Devereaux Micheaux Oscar 1884-1951

Micheaux, Oscar

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller und Filmregisseur

Oscar Micheaux Amerikaans filmregisseur (1884-1951)

Oscar Micheaux regista, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense

Оскар Мишо

أوسكار ميتشوكس

أوسكار ميشو

オスカー・ミショー

奧斯卡·米考斯

Languages
English (318)

German (2)