On View
Taking the Stage Gallery
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
Created by
Astor Pictures, American, 1930 - 1963
Subject of
Micheaux, Oscar, American, 1884 - 1951
Date
1948
Medium
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Description
A lobby card for the movie "The Betrayal". The card is comprised of a black-and-white image of a man and woman standing in a room in front of another man lying on the carpet on the floor. The man on the floor appears to be dead. The woman is wearing a dark shiny dress and is holding a gun at her side in her left hand. Her right hand is resting on her chest and her face appears to be in a state of shock. The man standing next to her is wearing a light colored suit and hat and is extending his hand toward her. In the lower proper left there is a box with text that reads [GREATEST NEGRO PHOTOPLAY OF ALL TIME/ ASTOR PICTURES Presents/ The/ Betrayal/ OSCAR MICHEAUX'S/ Thrilling Motion Picture Epic/ Based on the immortal novel/ "THE WIND FROM NOWHERE"].
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
lobby cards
Topic
Race films
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David A. Lowrance
Object number
2011.160.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain - film in public domain, materials as well
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd572776828-5b10-4789-aed3-71f9d7d7df01
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