12/28/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Gone Are The Days! aka Purlie Victorious (1963) | Ruby Dee Ossie Davis

Gone Are the Days! (aka Purlie Victorious / The Man From C.O.T.T.O.N.) is a 1963 American comedy-drama film starring Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Godfrey Cambridge. It is based on the 1961 Broadway play Purlie Victorious, which was written by Davis. Continue reading

8/3/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Slaves (1969) | Dionne Warwick and Ossie Davis

Slaves, a 1969 American drama film directed by Herbert Biberman, was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Dionne Warwick (in her screen acting debut), Ossie Davis, Stephen Boyd and Barbra Ann Teer (founder of the new established the Harlem based National Black Theatre- 1968). Continue reading

7/27/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Ruby Dee- Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad (1964)

Ruby Dee plays the escaped slave Harriet Tubman and her attempts to rescue enslaved family members and friends through the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad. aka “Go Down Moses.” With Brock Peters, Ossie Davis, Isabel Cooley and Ethel Waters.
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3/2/20 O&A HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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11/19/18 O&A NYC THANKSGIVING SPECIAL HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men is a romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann Margret, Burgess Meredith, Daryl  Hannah, Kevin Pollack, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. Directed by Donald Petrie, the screenplay was written Mark Steven Johnson. Continue reading

9/10/18 O&A NYC MOVIE MONDAY: Jungle Fever – Samuel L.Jackson “I’m Getting High”

Jungle Fever is a romantic dramatic film written,produced and directed by Spike Lee, and stars Wesley Snipes, Ossie Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, Frank Vincent and Ruby Dee.As Lee’s fifth featured length film, the film explores an interracial relationship its conception and downfall against the urban backdrop of the streets of NewYork city in the 1990s. Continue reading

6/11/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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2/27/16 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH- REMEMBERING MALCOLM X: Ossie Davis’s Eulogy For Malcolm X

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Actor Ossie Davis delivered this moving eulogy on the 27th of February 1965 at the funeral service for Malcolm X.  Malcolm X was assassinated  on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Continue reading

9/28/15 O&A Hollywood Monday (Repost): Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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(Repost) 11/16/20 O&A HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cotton Comes To Harlem- Iris, Officer Jerema and the Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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