Norman Studios bears silent witness to race film era


Norman Studios bears silent witness to race film era
 

Norman Studios, already on the National Register of Historic Places, is angling for recognition as a historic landmark by the National Park Service, which only makes sense – it’s one of the last silent-movie film studios left standing.
But there is more to Norman’s history than just a bunch of buildings where early filmmakers cranked out silents. Norman Studios, founded in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1920 by Richard Norman, a Jewish man, made “race films” – movies starring African Americans produced almost exclusively for African American audiences.
A nonprofit group is working to restore the... read more

 
16 February 2016 in Hot News, Views: 17
Source: Usa Today
 


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