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    Swing (Micheaux Film Corporation, 1938). One Sheet (26.75" X 41").
    Oscar Micheaux was the first major African American director to produce films featuring black characters for all black audiences. He would direct, produce, and write thirty-four pictures from 1919 to 1948. Swing featured some absolutely great jazz and swing numbers in a terrific time capsule of 1938. Don't mind the standard showbiz plotline, just wait for Consuela Harris to start dancing. Micheaux was smart enough to put the hot jazz dancing group on his poster. The significance of this is that it's one of the only true Black entertainment photographic representations that appeared nationwide in the 1930s. Professional linenbacking and some minimal restoration has this poster shining. There was tiny paper loss in the folds and crossfold separations, and chips in the borders, two thumbtack holes with faint stains, and a small stain below the credits. Fine+ on Linen.


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