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Monday, February 22, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Film historian Susan Delson will talk about the groundbreaking Soundies—three-minute films made in the 1940s for a short-lived movie jukebox experiment—and one of their most intriguing innovators, director Dudley Murphy.
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Meeting ID: 883 9352 8189
FILMS: Black and Tan (Duke Ellington, Freddie Washington, 1929) 18'; St. Louis Blues (Bessie Smith, 1929) 16'; The Emperor Jones (Paul Robeson, 1933) 7' excerpt; Yes, Indeed! - Soundie (Dorothy Dandridge, 1941) 2:33'; Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger, George Antheil, 1924) 1' excerpt; Alabamy Bound - Soundie (Jackie Greene 1941) 2:28'; Merry-Go-Roundup - Soundie (Gale Storm, 1941) 3'; The Sport Parade (Robert Benchley 1932) 3' excerpt; Lazybones - Soundie (Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Dandridge, Peter Ray 1941) 2:58'. All films directed by Dudley Murphy. TRT 120 mins.
BIO: SUSAN DELSON, author of Dudley Murphy, Hollywood Wild Card and the forthcoming Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen: One Dime at a Time, writes about art for the Wall Street Journal and other publications.
CO-SPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Howe Library, Jones Media Center - Dartmouth Library, VTIFF - Vermont International Film Foundation.
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