Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles, Volume 2

An Annotated and Indexed Bibliography of the Pittsburgh Courier and the California Eagle, 1914–1950


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About the Book

For the first half of the twentieth century, the best coverage of blacks in entertainment—especially the developing motion picture industry—was in the newspapers published and circulated by the African American community. This annotated bibliography adds to the first volume with easy access to entertainment coverage in two more of the most influential black newspapers during that time: the Pittsburgh Courier and the California Eagle. These papers were selected for their wide circulation, proximity to the two major American geographical centers for film production, and their high quality coverage of entertainment. The chronological arrangement allows the reader to trace developments in entertainment from the early days of motion pictures to mid-century. Quotations from the articles offer a taste of each newspaper’s style, and extensive indexing provides quick access to names, titles, and subjects, making the book an invaluable aid to researchers.

About the Author(s)

Charlene B. Regester is an associate professor in the Department of African & African American Studies and affiliate faculty with the global cinema minor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Bibliographic Details

Charlene B. Regester
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 840
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2495-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5741-0
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Black Entertainers in African American Newspapers

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      ix
Introduction      1


Bibliography      793
Index      795

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable guide”—Booklist; “a real labor of love. Regester is to be congratulated on pulling off a massive and complex task-researchers will be indebted to her for years”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “recommended”—ARBA.