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John Grin's Christmas Clips and Title Card

view John Grin's Christmas Clips and Title Card digital asset number 1
Creator:
Guillaume-Margo Productions
American Broadcasting Company
Subject:
Guillaume, Robert
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Television programs
Christmas television programs
Television program clips
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title of film and form of content.
Summary:
Film clips from a contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" which places the modern-day Scrooge in a middle-class black community in America. John Grin, an ill-tempered businessman, undergoes a transformation when he is visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future, as they all take him through an eye-opening look at himself and those around him.
Film clips and title card. AV000254: film clips with no sound and opening title card with actors stating "John Grin's Christmas will continue in a moment." AV000255: opening title card over black frame with no sound. Dated 19861122 and 19861121.
Cite as:
John Grin's Christmas Clips and Title Card, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Christmas
Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character)
Misers
Redemption
Ghosts
African Americans on television
African American actors
African American television producers and directors
Local number:
ACMA AV000254
ACMA AV000255
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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