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Murray, James Briggs

Overview
Works: 123 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 181 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Bibliography  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Filmed interviews  Oral histories  History  Folklore  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Interviewer, Author, Director, Narrator, irr, Production personnel
Classifications: E185.5, 027.47471
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Briggs Murray
 
Most widely held works by James Briggs Murray
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture( )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides access to the catalogs of the Schomburg Center and information on the history, exhibitions and programs at the Center
Black visions '88 : lady legends in jazz, February 1-March 11, 1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black visions '89 : movements of ten dance masters : January 30-February 24, 1989( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black visions '87 : a salute to the Black filmmaker, February 1-28, 1987( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Rose Morgan by Rose Morgan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Morgan (born, 1912) is interviewed at her beauty salon in Harlem. She begins the interview with her early life in Shelby, Mississippi. At the age of 6, her family moved to Chicago. At the age of 12 she developed an interest in hair styling. She did not complete high school; her first job after leaving high school was in a laundromat. She left the laundromat to work full-time as a hair stylist. After two years as an apprentice at a beauty salon, she enrolled in a beauty school to become a professional beautician. One of her first clients was Ethel Waters. She accompanied Ethel Waters to New York where Waters was performing. Her talent as a hair stylist was recognized and she was advised to come to work in New York. She was fascinated by New York and decided to move permanently to New York and establish herself as a hair stylist. She rented a booth in a hair salon and made $10 the first week. Eventually, she opened her own hair salon. The interview focuses on her career as a beautician and businesswoman
[An Interview with griot Papa Susso] by Papa Susso( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papa Susso, griot from Gambia, talks about the history of the griot in Gambia and his instrument, the Kora
[Oral history interview with Ernie Smith] by Ernie Smith( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oral History Interview with Ernie Smith documents segments of his early years, his interest in jazz and dance, and his activities as a film collector
Black visions '90 : African Americans in space science : February 1-28, 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Lavinia Williams oral history collection, with Haitian dance demonstrations]( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lavinia Williams Oral History Collection, with Haitian Dance Demonstrations documents the life of Lavinia Williams and includes dance demonstrations for sacred dances and other activities
Oral history interview with Donna Wood, 25 June 1992 by Donna Wood( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oral History Interview with Donna Wood documents her dance career, her work for Philip Morris, and the activities of the Donna Wood Foundation
[Jean Genet's The blacks : a panel discussion]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion of Jean Genet's play The blacks and the issues it raises. Three members of the panel (director Gene Frankel, and actors Roscoe Lee Browne and Vinie Burrows) who participated in the 1961 American premiere of the play reminisce about that experience, and discuss the ongoing relevance of the play. The current revival of The blacks by the Classical Theatre of Harlem (represented by actor Ty Jones) is also discussed. Genet's play is compared to Lorraine Hansberry's play Les blancs
[An Interview with Austin Hansen]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austin Hansen discusses his life and career as a photographer
La cultura musical del tambor de acero by James Briggs Murray( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[An Interview with Rex Nettleford]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nettleford talks about his work in dance and the work of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
[An Interview with Mother Hale and Dr. Lorraine Hale] by Clara Hale( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Hale and Dr. Lorraine Hale talk about drug addiction, the importance of parental roles, Hale House and its children, and their philosophy of life
Oral history interview with Augusta Baker by Augusta Baker( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this oral history interview, Augusta Baker recounts her life and her career as a librarian with the New York Public Library
Black images in American movies by Donald Bogle( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Bogle lectures on black images in American movies focusing on the roles black performers play in Hollywood films. The lecture is based on Mr. Bogle's book entitled "Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films" and is structured around those black stereotypes. Actors and actresses mentioned include Bill Robinson, Sydney Poitier, Ossie Davis, L.B. Jones, Steppin Fetchit, Willie Best, Mantan Moreland, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Nina Mae McKinney, Fredi Washington, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Louise Beavers, Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters, Paul Robeson, Jauno Hernandez and Jim Brown. Bogle also mentions the Blaxploitation films and two superstars, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor
An interview with Valerie Simpson and James Finney by Valerie Simpson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Finney and Valerie Simpson discuss the advantages of plats while he grooms and styles her hair; worked together since 1975; plats a way of life; convenience; popularization of plats; look of plats; image it creates for Valerie; ability to grow hair without extensions; combing black hair; inquiries about Valerie's hair; first meeting; hair on album covers; styling Valerie's hair with heat; durability of plats during a performance; freedom from hairdresser; swimming; weightlessness of black hair; plats part of her image; song "Solid as a Rock"; finished look
[An Interview with Dr. James R. Hebert] by James R Hebert( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Hebert talks about his life and work as a nutritional epidemiologist and theories about the origin and transmission of AIDS
An interview with Roberta Flack and James Finney by Roberta Flack( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Flack and James Finney discuss his contributions to hairdressing interspersed with reflections on her career. They go on to discuss the beginning of their working relationship in 1973; describes hair before and after Finney began taking care of it; importance of the f plat; appearance on Phil Donahue show; "Blue Lights in the Basement" album cover; discussion about hairstyles and whether they are a reflection of racial identity; plats another choice in hairdressing; popularization by black performers; historical tradition of braids and dreadlocks; description of headdress and gown Roberta Flack wore; story of song "Go Up Moses" ; briefly sings "Go Up Moses" ; lived through many hair trends; experience wearing plats; beaded headdress; album "oasis" and people who worked with her; Finney as her hair authority; first meeting at the Grammy Awards; legacy of Finney; advice for young people
 
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