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Tucker, Lorenzo

Overview
Works: 16 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Vampire films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Race films  Independent films  Silent films  Short films 
Roles: Actor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lorenzo Tucker
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 291 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
Veiled Aristocrats( Visual )

12 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 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. Eventually, after trying to live the life her family desires for her, Rena renounces trying to pass for white, and is reunited with Frank
Underworld( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underworld: "Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the 'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul's only alibi-- and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row"--Packaging
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Micheaux is remembered for his work as a pioneer producer-director whose films offered a positive image and an alternative for Black people in the 1920s and 1930s. The program is built around the on-camera reminiscences of two performers who appeared in Micheaux films: Bee Freeman, dubbed the "Sepia Mae West" and Lorenzo Tucker, the "Black Valentino."
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the films The Girl From Chicago; Ten Minutes to Live; Veiled Aristocrats; and Birthright. Also contains the extras "Veiled Aristocrats" (original trailer) and "Birthright" (theatrical trailer)
Black Hollywood : Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema by Henry Louis Gates( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this feature documentary explores the role of black actors, black directors and the black audience in American movies. Remember the early 80s -- hip hop had just been born, break dancing filled clubs and streets and Eddie Murphy and the late great Richard Pryor were the only two black stars making it. In an action-packed showcase of clips and interviews, Diahnne Abbott, Rosalind Cash and Alfre Woodard talk about negative stereotyping. Jim Brown, Vonetta McGee and D'Urville Martin come up with alternative solutions to the one-way street that was "blaxploitation" and discuss new ways of advancing an independent black cinema. There is a rare interview with Lorenzo Tucker, the Black Valentino, about his career with Oscar Micheaux. Joel Fluellen and Vincent Tubbs tell memorable stories of what life was like for the few blacks working in Hollywood in the 50s and 60s (including Dorothy Dandridge). There is a marvelous speech by Sidney Poitier on accepting the Black Hall of Fame 'oscar'. Griffiths' Birth of a Nation is panned. Grandmaster Flash and his 'Message' is the theme tune and the writer Oscar Williams holds the whole show together with his advice to the creative outsider"--Container
Juke joint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Juke joint," two con men on the road broke find themselves boarding in a house that is more than a little crazy. The mother is starstruck and pays them to train her daughter to be a star. The father is absent-minded and the other daughter is crazy. In "Reet, petite, and gone," a dishonest lawyer tries to do young Louis out of his inheritance by changing his dying father's eccentric will. A boyhood sweetheart and a faithful servant save the day
Lena Horne in The duke is tops ; A.B. Comatherie in The black king ; Joe Louis in Spirit of youth ; Rosey Grier in The glove( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke is tops: Lena Horne, in her film debut, plays Ethel Andrews, a star of a traveling musical revue who is billed as The Bronze Venus. Promoter Duke Davis, believing that he is holding back her career prospects, tricks Ethel into leaving him so that she can be free to pursue stardom in New York. Meanwhile Duke falls on hard times, but eventually has some success after linking up with a con man selling a universal medical elixir in small towns. When Ethel fails in the big time, Duke returns to her in New York. The two decide to develop a new show using specialty acts to showcase Ethel's singing
Tony Brown's journal. the way it was( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how and why stereotypes were created and used by the movie industry and explores the "Hollywood treatment" given to blacks by the film moguls since the beginning of film history
Juke joint ; Reet, petite, and gone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juke joint: Two broke con men find lodging in a boarding house owned by Mama Lou Holiday when one of them poses as Hollywood big shot and promises to give her daughter acting lessons. Mama is determined to keep her daughter from following in the footsteps of her older sister, Florida, and hopes that acting lessons will help her "good" daughter win the local beauty contest. When the girl's father takes her to the seedy Juke Joint, Mama decides to go down and take care of business
Underworld by Len Wiseman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is persuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life
[Veiled aristocrats--excerpts]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Lorenzo Tucker acteur américain

Lorenzo Tucker actor estadounidense

Lorenzo Tucker Amerikaans acteur (1907-1986)

Lorenzo Tucker attore statunitense

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Languages
English (44)