A Separate Cinema: Fifty Years of Black Cast Posters.
Movie maven or not, you'll get an eye-and mindful from a A Separate Cinema: Fifty Years of Black Cast Posters. It includes more than 200 full-color photographs of movie posters between 1915 and 1965, which featured "an all colored cast"; abominations (i.e., those with whites in blackface); and films with one or more black actors or song-and-dancers. Film critic and historian Donald Bogle's introduction reveals the book's logic. It shows "a long line of past African-American filmmakers, entertainers and artists leaping, struggling or yearning in the best and worst of situations to make some kind of statement on film, their century's brave new medium."