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2e005 BLACK GOLD 1sh '27 stone litho, Norman Studios all-black thrilling epic of the oil fields!

Date Sold 9/1/2013
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 39 3/4" [69 x 101 cm]) (Learn More)

Black Gold, the 1927 Richard E. Norman silent black African American oil exploration romantic cowboy western ("Thrilling epic of the Oil Fields"; "A Story of the Texas Oil Fields"; "Action! Love! Thrills!"; "One of the true stories of living colored examples."; "A Stirring epic of the Oil Fields"; "Produced by Norman Studios, Arlington, FLA."; "With An All-Colored Cast"; "All Colored Cast"; "The sensational western is here") starring Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Steve Reynolds ("Peg"), L.B. Tatums, Alfred Norcom, and "the entire All-Colored City of Tatums, Oklahomo [sic]". Note that a knowledgeable collector tells us that Richard E. Norman, who was a white man, not only produced this film but also directed it even though he is not credited on the poster or IMDb. If anyone knows more about this, please e-mail us and we will post it here. Also, note that this is a "lost" film which means that no surviving copies are thought to exist.
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster has been trimmed and it now measures 27" x 39 3/4" [69 x 101 cm].

Condition: good. Approximately 1" was trimmed from the bottom border. There are pinholes, tears, and some paper loss around the edges and tiny paper loss at the crossfolds, with several tears in the left of the top foldline, including in the stars' faces. There are a few other tears and tiny paper loss scattered in the poster. Please read our description above and look at our super-sized image before placing a bid on this poster.
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