Film, Video [All-American news--excerpts. 1942-1945] All American news 12 / All American news XII

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Title
[All-American news--excerpts. 1942-1945]
Other Title
All American news 12
All American news XII
Summary
All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include segments about Dean Dixon's American Youth Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall, a cookbook published by Rebecca West, private cook for Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, owner of Washington D.C. Times-Herald, a meeting in Louisville, Kentucky of some of the leaders of the African Episcopal Methodist Church, including Rev. R.R. Wright, and Dr. E.A. Selby, and a dance performance by the students of Harlem dance instructor, Mary Bruce.
Contributor Names
Alexander, William D., production.
Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.), production.
Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967, production.
All American News, Inc.
Created / Published
[1942-1945]
Contents
Youth heard at Carnegie, young musicians are directed by Dean Dixon (35 sec.) -- Famous cook writes column, Rebecca West busy with favorite dish (20 sec.) -- Foreign students crowd Howard "U", take up many arts trades and professions (1 min., 15 sec.) -- New, modern care of ill, convalescents thrive at the Gordon Home (30 sec.) -- Episcopal leaders meet in Louisville, elders hold second of conference series (1 min.) -- Children in stage debut, Mary Bruce presents students on Broadway (50 sec.).
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Social life and customs
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Dixon, Dean,--1915-1976
-  Wright, Richard R.--(Richard Robert),--1878-1967
-  Bruce, Mary,--1900-1995
-  African American orchestral musicians--New York (State)--New York
-  African American cooks
-  African American dance teachers--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Newsreels
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Possible dates are based on the dates of newsreel segments: Dean Dixon's students performed at Carnegie Hall on May 18, 1945; date taken from the New York times. According to the narration, Mary Bruce's students performed as the "Star Buds of 1944", Rebecca West's cookbook was published in 1942.
-  Appearing: Dean Dixon, Rebecca West, Rev. Richard R. Wright, Jr., Mary Bruce.
-  Incomplete: end title, some footage lacking.
-  Cannot confirm that newsreel stories are in the same order, or on the same reel as when originally released.
-  Sources used: Moon, S., Reel Black talk, p. 3-6; Sampson, H., Blacks in black and white, p. 437-440; Wheeler, R. "News for all Americans" in American visions, Feb.-Mar. 1993, p. 40, viewed online, June 22, 2018 via Academic OneFile; New York times, May 19, 1945, p. 15, via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, August 3, 2018; The Jemima code webblog, "Rebecca West: tears of joy not sorrow for a happy cook", May 19, 2010 post by Toni Tipton-Martin, viewed July 20, 2018; Amazon.com viewed August 3, 2018 (Rebecca's cookbook, 1942, by Rebecca West); New York Times, August 12, 1987, p. C22 (Harlem Legend Saluted For Half-Century of Tap) via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, August 3, 2018.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 5 min.) : sd., b&w.
Source Collection
MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.2018600169
Library of Congress Control Number
2018600169
Online Format
image
video
Description
All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include segments about Dean Dixon's American Youth Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall, a cookbook published by Rebecca West, private cook for Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, owner of Washington D.C. Times-Herald, a meeting in Louisville, Kentucky of some of the leaders of the African Episcopal Methodist Church, including Rev. R.R. Wright, and Dr. E.A. Selby, and a dance performance by the students of Harlem dance instructor, Mary Bruce.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2018600169
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