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Distributed by:
Sack Amusement Enterprises, American, 1920 - 1979  Search this
Subject of:
Mamie Smith, American, 1883 - 1946  Search this
Alex Lovejoy, American, 1893 - 1946  Search this
Norman Astwood, Jamaican, 1902 - 1994  Search this
Edna Mae Harris, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Alberta Perkins, American  Search this
Augustus Julius Smith, American, 1891 - 1964  Search this
Arthur Dreifuss, German American, 1908 - 1993  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W (image): 38 7/8 × 26 in. (98.7 × 66 cm)
H x W (sheet): 40 7/8 × 27 15/16 in. (103.8 × 71 cm)
Place filmed:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
This movie poster depicts a woman lying on the street with a knife in her chest. Wearing a light colored blouse and yellow skirt she lies under a streetlamp in front of a multistoried brick building. At the top margin of the poster in red and white text on a yellow background are the words "MURDER/ ON/ LENOX AVE/ with/ MAMIE SMITH." Beneath these words is a list of cast members. The multistoried brick building rises along the right side of the poster. There are four windows in the building, each with face looking out. At the bottom window is a woman in a red shirt, above her is a woman in a yellow blouse. In the third window is a man in a yellow shirt, and at the top are two men in one window, one of whom wears a striped tie.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by Digital Volunteers
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture