Place Published: Florida
Publisher: The Norman Film Studios
Date Published: 1923
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE VERY EARLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1920'S MOVIE EPHEMERA
First edition. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11” long and 3 1/2” wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14". Other than folded, the condition is thus near fine.
Recto lists all coming attractions, gives quotes on the film, and states`` The Norman Film Mfg, Co. is the only Company Making Colored Pictures that Owns and Operates its Own Studio and Laboratory.`` Verso has a full sheet orange and black poster with a photograph showing a scene from the movie with text as follows: This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card. The Norman Film Mfg. Co. Presents Regeneration. Sensation Of The Year…Romance in the Southern Seas Featuring Stella Mayo Sensational Colored Screen Beauty. Supported by M.C. Maxwell, Alfred Norcom, Charlie Gaines, Clarence Rucker, Dr. R. L. Brown and Steve Reynolds.. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. All Colored Cast. Six Smashing Reels.
Regeneration was an "all colored cast" silent film produced in 1923. "He (Norman) soon went into business for himself and by 1920 had made a number of short films as a traveling film producer. After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films. He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's. Norman continued to be involved with the motion picture industry in one capacity or another until the mid 1950's. Among the films produced by Norman are Belle Starr (1912), The Man at the Throttle (1915), Sleepy Sam the Sleuth (1915), The Wrecker (1915), The Green Eyed Monster (1916 and 1920), Pro Patria (1916), The Love Bug (1920), The Crimson Skull (1921), The Bull Dogger (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). quoted from Indiana University Archives, which holds the R.E. Norman papers,
Near Fine. Item #7429