Twenty Five on the Black Hand Side: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2019 Edition, Vol. 46

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    Being that February has been designated Black History Month by every U.S. President since 1976 (while Congress has been completely inactive on our initiative to declare August “Give a Free Pastrami on Dark Rye, With Mustard and a Pickle to Writers of CSR Month”…. the bastards!), it seems an opportune time to pretend to care about eithernew faces2 new faces3cultural diversity or history when we’re painfully hungry for a pastrami on dark rye, with mustard and a pickle, and to present this month’s edition of America’s favorite intracranial distraction from visions of cream soda with  a pastrami on dark rye with mustard and a pickle chaser, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by those foolish fellows who promote and distribute SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy and twice as nutritious as a recommended daily allowance of head cheese. In this edition we celebrate the talent, perseverance and contributions of the black artist in film in the century long struggle to emerge from the shadows playing subservient bit roles or eye rolling stereotypes in the service of a whitewashed Hollywood whose headliners conducted themselves with the moral standards of denizens of Caligula’s Pleasure Palace while black artists were regarded with scorn and an absence of dignity simply due to the color of their skin. The rules are the same. Be the first to identify the following twenty five films and receive that totem of global peace and harmony (and a dandy decoration on the refrigerator), the CSR Culture Shock Award. Good luck, and pass the sauerkraut.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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2 Responses to Twenty Five on the Black Hand Side: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2019 Edition, Vol. 46

  1. beetleypete says:

    Here we go again…Headache tablets at the ready…
    In reverse order.
    25) That looks like Paul Robeson, so it must be ‘Emperor Jones’.
    24) A John Wayne film. ‘The Cowboys’.
    23) ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song’. A Blaxspolitation classic, so they say.
    22) I think this is ‘One Potato, Two Potato’. I vaguely recall it from the NFT in London, late 1960s.
    21) ‘The Great White Hope’. A boxing film, if memory serves.
    20) Nope. This beat me.
    19) ‘Car Wash’. Love that one!
    18) Nope. Not a clue.
    17) Nope. I will kick myself, but can’t remember the title.
    16) It’s Beah Richards again, but the film has gone.
    15) I think that is ‘Bird’, so I am saying ‘Bird’. 🙂
    14) ‘Anna Lucasta’. Eartha Kitt was a favourite of my Dad.
    13) That’s Diana Ross, so ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, I reckon.
    12) ‘Carmen Jones’. (I love that opera)
    11) ‘The Dirty Dozen’.
    10) No idea.
    09) That’s Lena Horne, singing the title song from ‘Stormy Weather’.
    08) Dorothy Dandridge, so ‘Islands In The Sun’.
    07) The Sammy Davis film, ‘A Man Called Adam’. (My Dad had the soundtrack album)
    06) ‘Across 110th Street’. Gritty film, amazing title song.
    05) Beaten again!
    04) I love Pan Grier! ‘Friday Foster’.
    03) I didn’t see it all the way through, but it’s called ‘The Learning Tree’, I’m sure.
    02) The first talking film with an all-black cast. ‘Hallelujah’. I saw this on a film documentary, but have never seen the film.
    01) ‘Cry The Beloved Country’. Quite a famous film, and I read the book too.

    So, a reasonably confident (but never cocky) 19/25. I’m 67 in March, so make them easier as I get older, please. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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