Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939
Shurr, Robert L (scriptwriter)
Parker, Ben (scriptwriter)
Carver, George Washington 1864?-1943
0.2 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
African Americans History
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.
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.
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History