Lobby card for Tamango

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  • Image for Lobby card for Tamango
2 images
Distributed by
Vitalite Films
Subject of
Cressan, Alex
Dandridge, Dorothy, American, 1922 - 1965
Jurgens, Curt, German-Austrian, 1915 - 1982
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 13 1/16 in. (25.3 × 33.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 14 in. (27.7 × 35.6 cm)
Type
lobby cards
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1958
Description
This lobby card for Tamango depicts three people, two men and one woman on the deck of a ship. The first man is shirtless and shackled by his wrists to the deck. The woman is pouring something in his mouth from a bowl. The woman is wearing gold jewelry and a red head wrap matching her red dress. The third man is standing behind the woman dressed in a white shirt and light-colored slacks as he looks at the first man and woman depicted. A smaller inset white square in the lower right corner has a line drawing of a woman struggling in a man's arms. Black, red and blue text reads "Dorothy/ Dandridge Curt/ Jürgen’s/ The story they said/ could never be filmed! / Tamango."
Topic
African American
Independent films
Race relations
Trans Atlantic slave trade
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.142.7
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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