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Soundies, 3-minute long American jukebox movies widely available during the 1940s will be explored by film historian Susan Delson with focus of Dorothy Dandridge and Dudley Murphy.
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.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.