Lobby card for Lying Lips

Distributed by
Micheaux Film and Book Company, American, 1918 - 1940
Directed by
Oscar Micheaux, American, 1884 - 1951
Subject of
Harris, Edna Mae, American, 1910 - 1997
Jones, Robert Earl, American, 1910 - 2006
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
1939
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.6 cm)
Description
Lobby card for Lying Lips.
This lobby card for Lying Lips depicts a color scene from the film. There are four people in the image, three men and one woman. There is a man sitting at a large wooden desk on the proper right side of the image. He is wearing a dark blue long sleeve shirt. His arms are resting in front of him on top of some piles of paper. There is a lamp on the proper left corner of the desk. Edna Mae Harris is standing in front of the desk, facing the sitting man. She is wearing a burgundy brimmed hat, a red and tan plaid coat, and a green shirt or dress with a bow at the neck. Her proper right hand is resting on the desk. There is a man standing to her proper right side. He is standing in front of a door and is wearing a navy and gold uniform shirt and hat. He is looking at Harris. There is a man standing behind Harris. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a dark brown brimmed hat, vest, and suit jacket, a red necktie, and a white pocket square. His proper right hand is resting on the desk next to Harris’s hand and his proper left arm is bent. There is blue and red text on a yellow background in the top proper right corner of the image. It reads [OSCAR MICHEAUX / presents / LYING LIPS]. In the bottom proper left corner there is blue and green text which reads "WITH / EDNA MAE HARRIS / The Personality Girl / And an All Star/ COLORED CAST / Printed in U.S.A.]. There is blue text on the bottom proper right side in the border which reads [Copyright MICHEAUX PICTURES CORP. New York]. There is a red trim around the image, which is abstract in shape. There is a border around the image and the text. There are some small tears and scuff marks in the border.
The back of the lobby card is blank with some small scuff marks.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
lobby cards
Topic
Actors
Independent films
Justice
Race films
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.124
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599d23e23-47c5-4702-a058-966b8affaf52
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