11/13/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: All the Way Home (1957) (When A Black Family Moves Next Door)

All the Way Home: an examination of what happens in a community when a Negro family stops in front of a ‘FOR SALE’ sign. Dramatizes the unreason and prejudice which bar a solution to the integration problem in housing. – From the Prelinger Archive.
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10/28/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Malika – Warrior Queen (Animated Pilot/Film)

Nigeria’s animated movie – Malika Warrior Queen, made its first big screen debut over the weekend to critical acclaim at the 8th edition of the Lagos Comic Con. Continue reading

10/21/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: A Zoot Suit (with a A Reet Pleat) [1942] | Dorothy Dandridge & Paul White

A Zoot Suit (for My Sunday Gal) performed by Paul White and Dorothy Dandridge  from the 30 minute short film A Zoot Suit (with a A Reet Pleat) (1942) written by Ray Gilbert and Robert O’Brien (as Bob O’Brien). Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1979) Diahann Carroll, Constance Good and Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings based on the autobiography of the same name by Maya Angelou. The film first aired on April 28, 1979 on CBS. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Robert Ri’chard- Excerpts From Chocolate City

Chocolate City (2015) stars Robert Ri’ chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra and Vivian Fox. Continue reading

9/21/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mahogany- Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins

Mahogany (1975) stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions.  Fresh from the success of Lady Sings The Blues, this film served as Ross’ follow-up feature film. It was released on October 8, 1975. Continue reading

9/16/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth Dance So Near and Yet So Far (You’ll Never Get Rich – 1941)

You’ll Never Get Rich (Columbia Pictures) is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth. The picture was very successful at the box office, turning Hayworth into a major star, and provided a welcome boost to Astaire who felt his career.
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9/5/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mad Manoush- Night Tango

This entertaining dance sequence featuring Steve Karell and Lindsay Hollister from the movie Get Smart set to the music of Mad Manoush
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8/2/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Mack (Excerpts)

The Mack (1973), follows the rise and fall of Goldie, an Oakland pimp. The film directed by California native Michael Campus, and starred Max Julien and Richard Pryor with Oscar-nominee Juanita Moore, and Tony nominated actor Dick Anthony Williams. The movie was filmed in Oakland, California.  Continue reading

8/26/29 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The New Girl in the Office (1960)

The New Girl in the Office (1960), a drama about the hiring of the first white-collar African American worker at a manufacturing plant. Produced by President’s Committee on Government Contracts. Featuring Ed Asner, Lou Gossett, Clarice Taylor and Gail Fisher as The New Girl. Continue reading