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Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939

view Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939 digital asset number 1
Author:
Shurr, Robert L (scriptwriter)
Parker, Ben (scriptwriter)
Subject:
Carver, George Washington 1864?-1943
RKO Pictures
Tuskegee Institute
Physical description:
0.2 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
Culture:
African Americans History
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Screenplays
Press releases
Clippings
Film stills
Date:
1939
1939-1968
1930-1940
1900-1950
1930-1950
Notes:
The film, "George Washington Carver", was an independent production of Bryant Productions, directed by Ben Parker and written by Robert L. Shurr. Dr. Carver appeared in the film. It was filmed with archaic equipment on a shoestring budget and was released by RKO in 1940. It was greeted with apathy. Copies of it seem to have disappeared.
Summary:
Original screenplay on the early life of George Washington Carver written in 1939 by Robert L. Shurr and Ben Parker, "Devil Cotton, or Dr. George Washington Carver." The rest of the collection is a scrapbook containing press releases, press items, and stills from the film.
Cite as:
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Motion pictures
Scripts
Peanuts
Sweet potatoes
Pecan
Cotton stalks
Agriculture--Research
Plant diseases
Agricultural chemistry
African American scientists
Agricultural chemists
Local number:
1997.3076 (NMAH Acc. )
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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